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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+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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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed the tour and displays here. So great that the studio itself is so well preserved. They made everything so approachable and interesting. Glad I saw the Million Dollar Quartet show when it was in Mpls as it gave me a better appreciation...More

Thank Laurie T
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not only Elvis started here but also Roy Orbison , two of the greatest stars that ever lived . Great guide and atmosphere. Well done.

Thank screenname751
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see if you are an Elvis Fan and visiting Memphis. Stayed at The Guesthouse at Graceland and they do not offer a shuttle to this destination..Hopefully soon. So I Ubered it there..12.00. Sun Studios is where it all happened. When you...More

Thank Elena D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Big shout out to Crockett who made my lad’s dreams come true. Excellent tour guide, emotive tour, really got the feeling of legends being there, in the room with you. My son went back a few times, as a rock n roller, he didn’t want...More

Thank MaBear17
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our guide, Graham, was excellent and he gave our group an energetic and knowledgeable tour through the exhibits. On both floors, the memorabilia room on the second floor and the actual studio on the ground floor, there was plenty of time to look around, take...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cool place to visit and see where some of music's best have recorded. It's a very small place, with a gift shop downstairs. The tour seemed to run every 30 minutes. They also had a coffee/latte bar with some seating. Parking is in the rear...More

Thank Brett P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tour guide Graham was brilliant, very knowledgable and happy to answer any question. Would definitely recommend a visit to Sun Studios.

Thank elizabethmountford
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour is totally cool it's really amazing how small the actual studio is but oh what history go go go!!!!

Thank thomaswebb
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On the spur of the moment, stopped in to see the Sun Studio. The tour guide Graham was personable, friendly and gave quite the singular touch. Loved the piano piece, the music clips and being dubbed Queen of Rock and Roll when standing on Elvis’s...More

Thank PVKJ
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved the visit to Sun Studios our guide Graham was enthusiastic and very informative great value for money.

Thank Gary H
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SuziGlasgow
12 February 2018|
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Response from mike g | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book and we got in fine but it's best to book a tour as they can get full. Each tour only takes a fairly small number so at busy times you could be waiting a while if you haven't booked. Its a small but totally... More
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leecooperSydney
11 February 2018|
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Response from Terrie15 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry we were on a group holiday so not able to help. Perhaps you could e-mail Sun studios. Allow at least 4-5 hrs for Gracelands. Really worth a visit especially if Elvis fab
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pedinurse
1 February 2018|
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Response from anne2215 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the shuttle...I only took it on the way back to my hotel...I did not go to Graceland...I walked to Sun Studio from my hotel....do not miss SUN STUDIO!!! I will never forget it.
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