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Sun Studio

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Memphis
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely waiting area offering excellent coffee and good company. The tour was excellent worth every cent. Highly recommended

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nadine137
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We loved our time at Sun Studio! The tour was excellent, and Graham was the most knowledgeable, courteous, entertaining guide. He did an amazing job! Thanks for a great experience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wesleyNLC
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our tour here! Our tour guide, Daniel, was very knowledgeable and shared some fascinating facts with us. It is amazing to stand where those musical legends made historic recordings. It was my second time here and, yes, I still get goosebumps.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DerekfromAtlanta
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a must to stop at in Memphis. It’s a treasure trove of history of the music industry. I learned some interesting music history and got to stand where several of the greats have been.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bee181
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a really great tour. It’s the second time I’ve been on it and both times were amazing! It’s the perfect amount of time, not too long or too short.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mjphill9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped by here at the last moment and it was one of the highlights our trip. I cant remember the guides name, but he did an excellent job! He kept it interesting and exciting. He was very knowledgeable and is a musician his self,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dvrite
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour was just incredible, really just amazing. Graham the tour guide gave us an unbelievable tour he jumped on the guitars and piano and gave us a real first hand raw feeling of this sacred place! Cant recommend enough must see!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank svenh32
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don’t miss the Sun Studio tour! Totally worth it! The tour guide was fantastic. A piece of Blues and Rock n Roll history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the tour. Lahna was very informative and entertaining. Loved her. Only negative was the size of the group, was pretty crowded. But other than that had fun!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BrittanyWasHere
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Compact areas with a lot of history. A must go for music lovers once. To see where Elvis and Johnny Cash started is great.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank R2027NHdavidr
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17 January 2019|
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Response from JoyceC | Reviewed this property |
less than 15 minutes and we didn't show our ticket. In one direction between Graceland and Sun we made a stop at Beale Street too. The shuttle picked us up near the display of Elvis' airplanes nearer the highway than the... More
2 November 2018|
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Response from phatboyinchains | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park on the street or behind the studio in the lot and it's free.
6 October 2018|
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Response from Betsy D | Reviewed this property |
I also believe there is a shuttle that goes to Sun Studios from Graceland but we also used Lyft all over Memphis with great success. It's usually better to buy tickets online but we did not at Sun and it wasn't really a... More