365 Things to Do in Memphis #75: Sign the Wall at Graceland

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 15th 2012 706 6

Take a drive down Elvis Presley Blvd. to complete #75 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis. Don’t forget to pack a Sharpie – you’re signing the wall at Graceland.

The brick wall along the entrance to Elvis Presley’s home is signed by Memphians and tourists alike. You may have to hike a little bit to find an open spot to sign, but that just gives you the chance to look at some of the awesome artwork left behind by past visitors.

Graceland’s Staff doesn’t officially encourage (or discourage) the practice, meaning that you won’t get busted if you do it, but they’re not going to let you borrow their markers, either.

Go There:

Graceland

3677 Elvis Presley Blvd
Memphis, TN 38116
(901) 332-1000

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Amy landers says:

    Second time going to Memphis ( & Graceland) any good food or anything new? We just went to Graceland last year & sun records

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Amy! If you haven’t checked out the Memphis Cheat Sheet for a list of TONS of things to do in Memphis, you’ll want to do that. Click here. Stax Museum, Rock n Soul, and Blues HOF are great for those who have already done Graceland and Sun.

      If you mean that you are looking for new stuff at Graceland specifically, you’re in luck. Last October, they opened luxury hotel The Guest House, which has some good eats inside, read more here. They also opened “Elvis Presley’s Memphis” entertainment complex at which I would recommend the new Car Museum and the Discovery exhibits for sure. There are two restaurants there, too, cafeteria style that would work in a pinch or if you like the feel of them.

      If you meant new stuff in Memphis in general, you have loads of options since last year. Downtown, there’s the Big River Crossing ped/bike bridge across the Mississippi, The Front Porch restaurant at Beale Street Landing, The View Rooftop Bar at the Renaissance Hotel, Old Dominick Distillery open for tours, tastings, and drinks, plus new murals. Read more about all of that here (some of the stuff in that post is closed since the summer’s over, but most is still relevant.)

      In the rest of Memphis, there’s the Crosstown Concourse which has tons to do and eat – I’m still exploring it all to write about. Ballet Memphis just opened a new HQ in Overton Square, our museums/gardens have rotating exhibits all the time; our world-class Zoo opened the Zambezi River Hippo Camp area in 2016 if you haven’t seen it.

      Don’t forget I have tons of events and festivals listed on the blog, so depending on when you’re coming, there may be something you’re interested in. Glad you’re coming back!

      Let me know if you have other questions!

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