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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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As featured in 3 Days in Memphis
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the highlight of a recent visit to Memphis. So much of the music we've loved all these years was recorded in this studio. The legends like Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison first recorded here and it was...More

Thank Dolores S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing tour.. you have to do this.. it's a must..My Mum had an amazing time . she has wanted to go to Graceland for 50 years.. her dream came true.. make sure u go..u won't regret it xxx

Thank 437jacquie
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is steeped in history, very well done, great host who really knew the story and was very entertaining and an interesting visit. Sun studios runs a bus from Beale street to Graceland (free) and back to Sun Studios. It was very busy when...More

Thank 651AlisonB
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a very cool thing, to be in the studio where so many greats of rock n' roll got their start, and to stand on the spot where Elvis stood, to touch Jerry Lee Lewis' piano, to sit in Sam Phillips' chair. Our tour guide...More

Thank HeyItsLiam
Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally decided to visit Sun Studio because they offer a shuttle bus to Graceland, but this 30-40 minute tour ended up being one of the highlights of our trip to Memphis. It’s hard to believe so much history happened in this small studio. Our...More

Thank JoyceC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must for Elvis fans, and a good intro for those interested in digging deeper into the Elvis phenomena. Dating from the days of a much smaller Memphis, Sun Studio has been ressurected from obscurity to provide context of the rise of Elvis. Our guide...More

Thank steele505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Graham made this tour so much more than we expected. His enthusiasm is obvious through the whole experience and he made it a wonderous experience! In the recording room I could just feel the energy still hanging around as soon as I stepped in. What...More

Thank BrewNomad68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in or near Memphis, and want some real music history, you’ve got to check this place out! We had an amazing tour lead by Clara McGrath. She was super knowledgeable and has such passion for this place. Ask lots of questions because she...More

Thank ManzanaBaya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have seen the musical "Million Dollar Quartet," which was based on Sun Studio entertainers: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. The story was very complete and educational. Well worth the time and money.

Thank wrpupkis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Getting to see Sun Studio has been a goal since I was a kid, and this year I finally got to check it off my list. It was everything I had hoped it would be. Just getting to stand in the same room where all...More

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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
20 September 2018|
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Response from shirley202 | Reviewed this property |
Entry in cafe is not a charge. Anything beyond that is guided tour and fee is charged.