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Graceland

When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.

Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tenn., the
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Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tenn., the highlight of any trip to the city, first opened for tours on June 7, 1982. (Aug. 2010)

Tourists arrive at Graceland. (Aug. 2010)
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Tourists arrive at Graceland. (Aug. 2010)

Rocking out at the Graceland gates in Memphis,
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Rocking out at the Graceland gates in Memphis, Tenn. (Aug. 2010)

Tourists view Elvis Presley's grave at Graceland. (Aug.
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Tourists view Elvis Presley's grave at Graceland. (Aug. 2010)

Tourists head through Graceland's front door. (Aug. 2010)
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Tourists head through Graceland's front door. (Aug. 2010)

Gracelan'd Jungle Room. (Aug. 2010)
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Gracelan'd Jungle Room. (Aug. 2010)

The dining room at Graceland. (Aug. 2010)
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The dining room at Graceland. (Aug. 2010)

Tourists check out Graceland's trophy room. (Aug. 2010)
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Tourists check out Graceland's trophy room. (Aug. 2010)

The living room in Graceland. (August 2010)
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The living room in Graceland. (August 2010)

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