Elvis is in the building

His spirit, that is!

Actually, I could almost believe it. When I was trying to take a picture of Elvis’ Bible with a rose left behind by a museum visitor, the flower wouldn’t cooperate.

“Elvis, we know you’re in here!” Jimmy Velvet, his friend and owner of The King’s Ransom Museum, joked.

I may only know a handful of Elvis songs, but after checking out this museum, I know for a fact Elvis was a man of many tastes. What other performer can you think of who recorded Grammy-winning gospel albums, had a ninth-degree black belt in karate, owned tons of bling and law enforcement equipment and made all of the ladies swoon?

That must be why they call him The King.

Not only will you see Elvis’ stage costumes and jewelry, you’ll also get an up-close  look  at the documents from the doctor who delivered him as well as pictures from his teen years. I laughed out loud when I saw the showcase even had a spot for his Mylanta and lip balm.

With so many different things to look at, these pictures alone aren’t enough. But hopefully, the photos will encourage you to visit The King’s Ransom Museum and see what it’s all about. I guarantee you’ll walk out of the museum singing an Elvis tune. (And in case you were wondering, I walked out singing snippets from “Heartbreak Hotel.”)

The  museum is open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. It is scheduled to stay at Imperial Palace until April of 2010.


Most folks take their Vegas jackpot winnings back home, but my dad decided to stay here instead. That’s how I left Seattle almost 20 years ago. I moved from greenery and rainy days to hot summers, palm trees and desert. As much as I love my hometown, I decided to stick around Vegas. This city just has so much to offer. You don’t even have to be a gambler, bar hopper or an all-night partier. I love Vegas for its awesome vegan-friendly spots, concerts, swanky hotel suites and spas so big, they’re like castles. The pool scene is not too shabby either, which is why I love taking stay-cations. Besides living it up -- Vegas style -- I’m hanging out with my handsome hubby, adorable baby girl, two cats and super-fluffy Shih-Tzu. I’m also a huge fan of '90s music, shows and movies. You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.

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