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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his first song. It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in 1950, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting public tours during the daytime hours.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:15
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
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+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed today

This was very interesting and the girl guide was very enthusiastic and really seemed to enjoy her job. If you visit here, you can get free but to and from Graceland.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed yesterday

Whether you know a little or a lot about music, you will love this tour, so long as you love music of course. The tour guy really brings the tour alive making it really atmospheric to the history of the place, plus some great tunes....More

Thank sleneshady
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Sun Studio Tour turned out to be one of my favorite tours, I thought it would be a quick walk thru the studio, but the tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting explaining a lot about the many...More

Thank lhenning2
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sun Studios is a fantastic tour and a must for anyone visiting Memphis! I went with my cousin and 9 year old son, we stopped in Memphis to visit several sites including Graceland and Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Everyone at Sun from the...More

Thank vagov2021
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a great time. This was my first visit to Memphis, and my friend and I decided to hit Sun Studio as a last-minute idea. We had just landed from NYC a few hours before, and I read about the tour in a Memphis...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

So glad we came here,the tour is very interesting and informative. We had a great guide [sorry forgot your name,you have a beard!] The tour is reasonably priced,and worth every penny. I would recommend this to every body!

Thank lynn p
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A small studio with so much history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. The pricing for the tour is very reasonable. We visited as a family and everyone enjoyed our time here. The cafe is also well priced. I'd highly recommend visiting both the cafe...More

Thank Family_Cat_of2
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I took my mother-in-law to Sun Studio and we had an awesome time. Our guide was Graham. He played guitar and piano for our group. He was energetic, knowledgeable, fun, and he gave us some special tours all on our own. He...More

Thank tiingy2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had such a great time on our tour. Our tour guide, Lahna, was so much fun! Hearing the history told in story form was so much better than just looking at everything on your own.

Thank Heather N
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is not a big studio but it is certainly not one to miss. The guy we had as the tour guide was brilliant! He made it fun and interesting. He tried to get everyone involved. Some cool stories about history being made.

Thank Louise P
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Tim H
7 July 2018|
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Response from 91Beaches | Reviewed this property |
There is but it's hard to find. There is a really narrow drive right next to the studio and there is parking behind. Also some options on the street. We cheated and parked in the Dominos parking lot across the street. :)
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94jasmine212
28 May 2018|
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Response from Rebecca K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see a problem with going over to sun studios early so that you can purchase your tickets for a later tour. But honestly my mom and I just walked up when we wanted to go and they sold us tickets for the next tour... More
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bbh9072016
22 April 2018|
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Response from Chaska755 | Reviewed this property |
It seemed just fine. We left the car there and took the free shuttle to Graceland so it was parked for a few hours.
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