September 13, 2013
It’s official. Elvis Presley’s Graceland has been selected as 10Best.com’s “Best Iconic American Attraction” by readers of USA TODAY. In a multi-week voting period that lasted through September 9, readers from across the country voted on the American attraction that best represents the United States.
Posted on 10Best.com, "The name is synonymous with Memphis and with rock 'n' roll. But for the shy young man who bought this house to give his family privacy in the wake of his meteoric rise to stardom, Graceland was only one thing - home. From the moment one steps on the 13-acre estate, it’s obvious that Graceland equaled love and sanctuary for Elvis."
When asked about the award in an interview with USATODAY.com, Lisa Marie Presley was very surprised. She stated, "Wow. That's really incredible. I'm very humbled and flattered to hear that. It's incredible . . . it's just incredible."
In addition to Graceland, there were many other great attractions chosen by readers including the National Civil Rights Museum here in Memphis, a must see attraction when visiting the city. Others included Mt. Rushmore (SD), Grand Canyon (AZ), Statue of Liberty (NY), Las Vegas Strip (NV) and the Golden Gate Bridge (CA).
source: http://www.elvis.com - Graceland/Elvis Presley Enterprises