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Sun Studio
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US$24.00*
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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US$94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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US$101.50*
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Ranked #2 of 156 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 June 2012

While in memphis, we did the sun studio tour,cost $11.00, and was really worth it. Our tour guide was very friendly and knew alot, The tour took about 45 min, and then you could walk around and take pictures(some areas you con't use your flash) the studio had X markes where Elvis stood with the mic he used and you could take your picture, It was really a great place to visit.

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Reviewed 1 June 2012

we walked from the Peabody to here - it was only a 20min walk and the cafe was overflowing with people and the bosses classic car outside the studio is a nice touch

the tour was quick (quick upstairs visit then downstairs to recording area) but the tour guide was super friendly and seemed to really enjoy his job.

from here, we walked about 10mins to the trolley line and took a trolley back to our hotel area. super easy trip to enjoy

1  Thank Denali68
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Reviewed 1 June 2012 via mobile

I absolutely loved the tour of Sun Studios. Our guide, Jake, was so knowledgable and enthusiastic, which was infectious!! It's crazy to think you're standing in the same recording studios as so many greats-what a privelge!!
Minor criticism-the free shuttle to/from Graceland is small and can't carry that many so either be top of the Q or be prepared to pay taxi fare. We shared a cab with others waiting, keeps the price down!!

1  Thank PenEllis
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

Sun Studio is basically a gift shop area (small), the actual studio and a room upstairs. Make sure you call/check ahead to make it there on time for a tour. You can't explore on your own; you have to take the tour. I was getting very frustrated as I had to wait 45 minutes in the tiny shop, but it was worth the wait. Our tour guide Jason was amazing! So knowledgable. This tour is certainly worth the 12 or so bucks if you are a lover of rock and roll.

1  Thank Leioa28
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

loved it.......definately worth doing!
Extremely enthusiastic tour guide, who quite clearly loves her job, just like all the folk that work there - infectious enthusiasm!
Loved the wee anecdotes......superb!

1  Thank SkigerstaBear
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