365 Things to Do in Memphis #140: Take Your Picture with Elvis
Updated May 2018
Elvis Presley has been dead for years, but in Memphis, he’s everywhere. Assignment #140 in the 365 Things to Do in Memphis is to take your picture with the King.
You’ve got a few options. The easiest (and most stationary) Elvis is the one on Beale St. between Second and Main.
The nine-foot tall Elvis is stuck in a pose of perpetual rock, guitar in hand, lip curled.
If the statue isn’t lifelike enough for you, you could always find a tribute artist. Our streets aren’t lined with them or anything, but you’ve got a pretty good chance of finding one on Beale St. or during Elvis Week (especially the one in August).
If a tribute artist and a statue are too real, the Arcade has a cardboard cutout of hot, young Elvis.
Or, for a more exotic Elvis, you can always hunt down the Elvis-themed tiger that was painted in honor of the University of Memphis’ centennial:
Have you had your picture taken with an Elvis? I’d love to see it – leave it in the comments.
Originally published May 19, 2012