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Enjoying a Bit of Elvis on Your Las Vegas Honeymoon

by Shannon Kietzman, writer for Your Wedding Place.com

No Las Vegas honeymoon for an Elvis fan would be complete without stopping at Elvis-a-Rama. This museum is dedicated entirely to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll and includes the largest privately owned collection of Elvis memorabilia. Elvis fan and museum curator, Chris Davidson, has managed to collect items ranging from the peacock jumpsuit Elvis wore during his Vegas performances all the way down to his blue suede shoes.

Getting Personal with the King in Las Vegas

For the die-hard Elvis fan, a Las Vegas honeymoon can easily be centered around the King. You can have an Elvis Las Vegas wedding and top it off by becoming close and personal with the rock ‘n’ roll legend at Elvis-a-Rama.

Born Elvis Aaron Presley in East Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8th, 1935, Elvis was a major star in the 1950s. His deep voice, snarling lip, quaffed hair, and gyrating hips helped drive him to worldwide fame. Although his career was filled with ups and downs, he always remained a legendary figure. Before his death on August 16th, 1977, Elvis become an icon in Vegas.

The Elvis-a-Rama museum was founded two years after the King’s death. The museum is literally a time capsule providing a sneak peak into the life of Elvis. Here, you can see his US army uniform as well as his vintage Rolls Royce and hundreds of other items he accumulated throughout his career. Next to Elvis’ Graceland home, Elvis-a-Rama offers the largest collection of the King’s personal belongings. In all, the collection boasts a $5 million value.

Exploring the Museum

While on your Las Vegas honeymoon, you can enjoy an interactive experience at Elvis-a-Rama. Although the building contains numerous exhibits, it is more than just a walkthrough attraction. In fact, it contains numerous videos and live talks throughout the museum, many of which are given by Elvis’ own friends.

The theater within the museum also hosts several live shows throughout the day. Some of these are simple 15 minute demonstrations provided by Elvis impersonators. Others, which cost a fee, are two hour long shows. These shows still cost less than $20 to attend and you can usually purchase a museum and show combo ticket for less than $30.

Some shows commonly performed at the museum include by some of the best Elvis impersonators in the world include “All Shook Up: The Ultimate Tribute” and “The King in Concert: An Exhilarating Show.” “All Shook Up,” provides audience members with a glimpse into the stages of Elvis’ life, including his music, stage shows, and films. These shows are usually offered twice per day every day except Sunday.

If you and your honey want to spend part of your Las Vegas honeymoon with the King, the museum will provide you with a free ride from the Las Vegas Strip. Otherwise, you can get there yourself by driving to Industrial Road, which is just off of Fashion Show Drive west of Las Vegas Boulevard.

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