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Randers, Denmark

Memphis Mansion

An Elvis superfan built Denmark's own version of Graceland. 

You don’t have to travel to Memphis to feel as though you’ve visited Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley. A miniature version of the world-famous attraction stands in a small Danish town, though for copyright reasons, it’s called Memphis Mansion.  

The mansion’s owner, Henrik Knudsen, built his own version Graceland’s main building to exhibit his personal collection of Elvis memorabilia. If he’s home, Knudsen, an Elvis superfan, will greet you himself and give you a personal tour. 

At the gate, you’ll be met with the sound of Elvis’s music, something you’ll hear throughout your visit. In the garden, you’ll find a replica of the singer’s birthplace. 

On the ground floor of the actual mansion, you’ll come across a massive souvenir shop and an American diner decorated with period details. The menu even boasts Elvis-themed dishes. 

The museum is located on the first floor and features a collection of golden records, movie posters, costumes, and the dolls used in the television broadcast in which “Wooden Heart” appeared. You can watch a documentary about Elvis’s life and see rooms decorated just like Graceland. 

Know Before You Go

It is easy to spot from the road, follow the signs that bring you to the parking lot. Make sure you get the personal tour if the owner is there, his passion for everything Elvis is contagious!

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