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“If I could swear I would - AWESOME”
Review of Sun Studio

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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Memphis Music Attraction Discount Pass
Ranked #2 of 155 things to do in Memphis
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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.
Adelaide, SA
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“If I could swear I would - AWESOME”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This place was fantastic....I still get goosebumps thinking about standing in the same recording studio as some of the greats in Rock n Soul and Country music...You MUST do the tour and at $15 it's a bargain!

Visited July 2014
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Syracuse, New York
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“Great music history”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

The guide takes you through the beginning of the music scene and musicians before and after Elvis in the Memphis area and on the Sun record label. Super interesting and definitely worth seeing. For us it was almost on a spiritual level to touch the actual microphone used by so many phenomenal artists including Elvis and Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more right up to today.

Visited November 2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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“This was a passionate place with a passionate tour guide!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

When we first walked through the legendary doors of the Sun Studio Cafe, our first interaction was with Nina, an extremely sweet and helpful associate, who promptly offered us tour tickets! We obviously bought our tickets and went on to the tour with Nick who was more than outstanding. In fact, I would argue he is the best damn tour guide I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. He was passionate in a place that already had passion vibrating in the walls, which made the whole experience extraordinary. The decor and exhibits we observed were very well done and I really enjoyed standing right on that black X. Love from Ohio, and you can never go wrong if you go right!

Visited July 2014
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Maumee, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Sun Studio Tour”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My wife was ecstatic to take this tour. We saw Million Dollar Quartet, and this was the place it happened. Very informative and a good afternoon.

Visited June 2014
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Houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“How can you not go?”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Legendary. Short tour of the birth place of rock-n-roll was worth every minute. Great to stand where Cash, Elvis, Jerry Lee and others made history.

Visited July 2014
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