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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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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 24 March 2017

I was skeptical of this attraction but went with my wife because she was very excited about it. It's walkable from downtown--less than a mile--as long as you don't mind walking through some of the less scenic parts of Memphis. I knew very little of...More

Thank Adam L
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Clara was our tour guide. She had a little bit of pregnancy brain, but was highly entertaining and was very knowledgeable! My only recommendation would be to limit the size of the groups in each tour. It can get really crowded. Thanks Clara!

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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Sun Studio was a great experience for me and my girlfriend! Our tour guide, Zach, was phenomenal; his enthusiasm was spot on, and he knew the information like the back of his hand. I would definitely suggest visiting Sun for those coming to Memphis; it's...More

2  Thank Beesknees733
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We enjoyed the visit and the guide was very informative. Glad we took the tour. It's a very very old building with steps. Not for those with a disability. It was fun and quite close to the new TV show. They came in and took...More

1  Thank periwinkleflower
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The tour was very informative and fun. It was great to see the place where so many artists first recorded. Our tour guide Lahna was great too!

1  Thank passosg
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We went there for the the tour early in the morning. There was a fair amount of people on our tour but not too crowded. So much history that I had no idea happened all right there. The tour wasn't too expensive but check out...More

1  Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

When you walk in the door it starts. slowly you get a feel that supreme greatness began here and all of our lives have been touched by it. Our tour guide was Lahna she was so informative with energy and passion and it was loads...More

3  Thank grportereel
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Sun Studio is a great place to tour. Our tour guide was Tiffany and she was awesome. She is really fun and really knows a lot about Sun Studio and its history. We were very surprised at how interesting this tour was.

1  Thank RTD2017
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This place is incredible! Our tour guide Tiffany was the best. Knowledgeable and really imparted the reverence and spirit of this place. This is a must tour for anyone visiting Memphis.

1  Thank Tammy P
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had a great tour with a young lady leading the way. Didn't get her name as we joined just after the start but she was really enthusiastic and told the stories of the studio with great sparkle.

1  Thank MoCLancashire
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bbh9072016
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Response from BarbsGee | Reviewed this property |
We did and it was fine, no problems at all
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12 February 2018|
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Response from Amanda S | Reviewed this property |
I just went in and paid at the door. I’m not sure if they get busier at certain times of the year, I went in April.
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