After four weeks of voting, one legendary attraction won the title of Best Musical Attraction by a landslide. Home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Graceland, was voted #1 in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers' Choice contest for “Best Musical Attraction” from a field of iconic music-themed landmarks.
Each year some 600,000 people visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Graceland was voted into the top spot by readers of USA TODAY, who were asked to cast their online ballot for their favorite global music attraction from a pool of 20 museums, memorials, historic studios and epic record stores originally selected by 10Best’s travel experts and journalists. Voting began on May 11 and ran through noon EDT June 8, 2015.
Based on the number of votes cast, 10Best announced that Graceland was a “clear favorite with our music-loving readers,” in their voting recap, which is music to the ears of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. CEO Jack Soden. “This honor confirms what our guests from around the world have been telling us for years -- that Graceland is a must-see destination, not only for Elvis fans, but for anyone who appreciates music and history. We have a rich story to tell here at the King’s castle, as we honor Elvis’ legacy and celebrate a music and pop culture revolution that started right here in Memphis, Tennessee,” said Soden.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Musical Attraction are as follows:
- Graceland – Memphis
- Sun Studio – Memphis
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum – Cleveland
- Grand Ole Opry – Nashville
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music – Memphis
- Dollywood - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
- Motown Museum – Detroit
- EMP Museum – Seattle
- Joshua Tree National Park – California
- Hansa Studios - Berlin