At any time of the day or night there is always at least one thing to do in Holly Springs.
Situated just off the city’s central square sits Graceland Too, home of the self-proclaimed “biggest Elvis fan in the universe,” Paul MacLeod. For 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, MacLeod opens his doors to visitors from all around the world, eager to show them his enormous collection of Elvis memorabilia. Beginning with the vintage newspaper clippings that line the front hallway, Graceland Too is literally covered in Elvis from one end to the other. From the ordinary (records and posters) to the unique (Elvis’ elementary school report card – he failed music!) to the downright bizarre (blue Christmas trees surround the property year-round), every aspect of the King’s legend is paid proper homage within these antebellum walls.
The greatest attraction may be MacLeod himself. An enthusiastic guide, he speaks with seemingly limitless energy and knowledge about his favorite subject, always encouraging questions and asking each guest to pose for a picture before they leave. Ask him who directed “Jailhouse Rock” – or even better, ask him what he said when his wife asked him to choose between her and his Elvis collection – and he’ll give you the answer in a way that only a true Southern storyteller can.
Graceland Too is consistently featured on lists of must-see sites in Mississippi, and is considered one of the greatest offbeat tourism destinations in America. It is open all day, every day. Tours are $5.00. Visit three times and you will become a lifetime member (admission free).