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New $137 Million Entertainment Complex to Be Built at Elvis Presley's Graceland

The $45 million complex will include exhibits that highlight the late singer's life and career exploits in music and film

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    In this Aug. 8, 2016 photo, the front of the new 450-room Guest House at Graceland is shown in Memphis, Tenn. Elvis Presley used to dream about building a guest house at his Graceland property, for friends who would visit the rock and roll icon in Memphis. Presley didn't get to see his dream come true, but his fans will. The Guest House at Graceland is being built just steps from Presley's former home, and it aims to impress Memphis visitors with modern design and amenities with an exterior evocative of a comfortable Southern Colonial home. It is set to open Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

    Graceland officials say a new 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex will be built across the street from Elvis Presley's former home-turned-museum.

    Officials with the Memphis-based tourist attraction said Thursday that the $45 million complex will include exhibits that highlight the late singer's life and career exploits in music and film. Presley died in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977.

    Graceland says the entertainment complex is part of a $137 million expansion that includes the construction of a $92 million hotel, The Guest House at Graceland. The 450-room hotel is set to open Oct. 27.

    The Commercial Appeal reports that the new complex will replace the existing complex, which contains a car museum, restaurants and memorabilia shops. Graceland says it is set to be completed in the spring of next yea