Are you a big fan of Elvis Presley? While you are staying in one of our Pigeon Forge cabins, visit the Elvis museum, located in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. This Elvis museum has the title of the “World’s Largest Private Collection of Elvis Memorabilia.” The exhibits consist of cars, jewelry, sports items, personal belongings, and tour artifacts. The museum also has a gift shop with Elvis apparel, accessories, collectibles, and media items.
The founder of the museum, Mike L. Moon, started collecting Elvis memorabilia in 1971. He attended a party hosted by Elvis himself. Mr. Moon met Elvis at the party, and simply commented on his black leather belt. Elvis took of his belt and gave it to him. This charitable act caused Mr. Moon to become a lifetime fan of Elvis, collecting memorabilia each time an opportunity arose.
When Elvis died in 1977, Mr. Moon was inspired to open a museum beyond Graceland. The original museum was opened in 1979, which is the same Elvis museum open today. Over the next two decades, Mr. Moon was committed to expanding his collection. The museum now has the respectable title of “World’s Largest Private Collection of Elvis Memorabilia.” The collection now belongs to Mr. Moon’s daughter, who is proud to share the collection with Elvis’ dedicated fans.
In the exhibits there are two of Elvis’ cars, his last limousine and his honeymoon Cadillac. Both of the cars, excluding the vinyl top on the Cadillac, are in original condition. The Cadillac Coupe de Ville was used by Elvis and Priscilla Beaulieu during their honeymoon in Palm Springs. The limousine is the last personal limo Elvis ever used. It was used up until two weeks before his death.
In the tour artifacts exhibit, there are many interesting items. It includes a Charlie Hodge suit, a Fender electric guitar, an Elvis tour jacket, and a wooden case. During each tour, Elvis carried one of these wooden cases. This particular case was the one carried during Elvis’ last tour. Items in the case include colognes, an electric razor, a hair dryer, his toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, nail clippers, and ace bandages.
Visiting this Elvis museum would be an exciting time for the whole family, especially Elvis Presley fans! Call and book and book one of our Pigeon Forge cabins and visit the museum today!