Memphis: The premier rock-and-roll pilgrimage, Elvis Presley’s Graceland is an unavoidable roadside stop, a shrine to the King and his indulgences. Best known for the shagadelic Jungle Room and mid-century kitsch interiors, the colonnaded mansion boasts a trophy room packed with gold and platinum records, bedazzled stage costumes, a car museum, and custom jets. But the audio tour narrated by Lisa Marie Presley, only nine when her father died, is Graceland’s most moving highlight.
Abandoned Military Hospital, Memphis, TN. The dilapidated hospital at 360 Metal Museum Drive was once part of the federal health care system enacted under President John Adams to "provide for the relief & maintenance of disabled seamen." Opened in 1884, the original building was replaced with the existing structure in 1936, but closed to patients over 40 years ago.