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Address: 706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: +1 901-521-0664
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Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his...

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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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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US$94.00*
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Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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Favorite Memphis Stop

Sun Studio was the most amazing place we visited in Memphis! It had so much character and charm and such incredible history. Our guide, Zach, brought it to life. This is the... read more

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sun Studio was the most amazing place we visited in Memphis! It had so much character and charm and such incredible history. Our guide, Zach, brought it to life. This is the only place I bought a souvenir in all of Memphis. If I was a local, this would be my favorite place to hang out, just to soak up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A small place but so real and still used. Had a fab tour with the guide making it fun and interesting, she really knew how to put it across with interest, if you go to Memphis it's a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This a must for all lovers of blues/rock/Elvis music and for all music lovers in general. For $10 you get a guided 40 minute tour by a very enthusiastic guide - the tour is not long in distance just in information, looking at displays and listening to musical examples taken from actual recordings. This is a pioneering iconic studio that... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I wanted to take a Globe-Trek BBQ tour of Nashville (where I received my Masters) and Memphis where neither of us had been. Globe-Trek takes care of EVERYTHING, comfortable transportation, ANY food you want at the various restaurants, and great tours of places of local interest. When we were in Memphis, we had an early-morning (they opened... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great tour guide. Great Museum. Amazing standing where Elvis, Jerry Lee, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbinson Carl Perkins Bono etc had stood. This is where it all began !! It`s a no brainer - go !!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved it. If you know the history it's a must see. If you don't know the history learn it and go. Unless you hate music, then don't go. The amount of talent that walked into that studio is unbelievable. Tour guide was excellent. She really knew her stuff and she put a heartfelt effort into delivering it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an exceptional tour with Zach! He was very knowledgeable and made the history come alive. Thanks Zach!

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Leesville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I made our first trip to this location. The tour and the host was outstanding. She was really into telling about this history of rock and roll. If in Memphis TN this is a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perhaps there are some people on this earth who wouldn't be AMAZED to visit the studio where Elvis, BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, and many other artist began their recording careers, but I couldn't imagine who.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tours depart at set times on a first come first served basis Guides are very knowledgeable and tell lots of great stories

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