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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
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 today via mobile

The tour is quite interesting about the early days of the Sun studios and the artists and recording engineers and equipment, but you only have a small museum a studio and a shop to visit and although the talk given was delivered with enthusiasm it...More

Thank davdor
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Reviewed today

So much history in this place. As a huge music fan, I got chills hearing stories and seeing relics of rock and rolls' roots. Our guide Zach's enthusiasm and knowledge made the tour even more enjoyable.

Thank Danielle S
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Reviewed today via mobile

Don’t pass up a chance to tour Sun City Studio. Our tour guide, Graham, is a local musician who made our studio visit enjoyable and memorable. His knowledge of the studio’s history is unsurpassed. We were fortunate enough to be able to see him play...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Got to visit this place I'm Elvis fan but much more to sun studio and still is a working one but as great collection from past history of the place

Thank Kathy L
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Reviewed yesterday

Really enjoyed the tour; a tour guide was fantastic; very knowledgeable, personable and an excellent musician. if you are a true music fan, this is a must-see!

Thank frequentflyer226
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This tour is a must. It is a piece of history and we enjoyed it so much. Our guide Mark Edgar Stuart was fantastic and truly made the tour memorable for my dad and I. You could see that he loved what he was doing...More

Thank lorna w
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, I couldn't get much closer to heaven. Quick tour but very interesting. If you are music people don't miss this one.

Thank Rick W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have to admit, when we first arrived at Sun Studios, it was absolutely packed. My sister said let's just leave (she was very tired that day), but I said, we are here - we must stay! We are really glad we did. We waited...More

Thank FINDER22
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes this place is on the small side, but it is jammed packed with history! A great selection of memorabilia. Really great guide who made the whole experience fantastic.

Thank LBToni
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For a fan of American popular music, Sun Studios should be a touchstone. Some many greats got their start here (or at least cut some of their early sides. B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Rufus Thomas, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cast, and more. The nicely...More

Thank Matt S
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Response from BarbsGee | Reviewed this property |
We did and it was fine, no problems at all
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Yeah sorry don’t know
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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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