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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

Love this tour. So much history, such knowledgeable guides. A perfect addition to your Graceland vacation.

Thank Eva F
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Reviewed today

So much music history at Sun Studios. It was great to be able to see the actually studio where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and so many other talented musicians got their start.

Thank Karunt17
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great tour of Sun Studio with Daniel. He did a wonderful job illustrating the studio’s colorful story. Loved his singing and demonstration of the special effect dollar bill in Johnny Cash’s famous song! Truly, one of the best tours I’ve had in...More

Thank KcVic
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great enthusiastic tour guide, really got you involved. An emotional piece of music history. Was really busy and could have done with a bit more time to take photos. Good little gift shop

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you care about American music you go here. Unassuming place that started it all. Worth the 15 minutes it takes to get here.

Thank mossyrocks
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Short but excellent tour of the recording studio where Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others recorded their songs. Tour guide was informative, interesting and enthusiastic. Recording studio is still in use.

Thank patty1021
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Graham was the tour guide he was very knowledgeable great with kids and personable. Would definitely recommend to go on tour.

Thank tanlan710
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a MUST first stop for Elvis enthusiasts where he first recorded a record. Its not a long tour but very worth it made all the better by the tour guide. They run a free shuttle to Graceland too!

Thank Shmekb
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Reviewed yesterday

Wow well worth a visit reasonably priced we had a guide (can't remember her name she lived and breathed the place and was very funny) the history of Sun Studios is amazing and to stand on the spot Elvis did and have the opportunity to...More

Thank Jeanette M
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Reviewed yesterday

Great tour of a very iconic place! My only advice would be to try and go when it’s not too busy (it was hard to check everything out upstairs because it was so crowded). Our guide, Clara, was great. Very knowlegable and super friendly. Parking...More

Thank Kimberly1971
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We did and it was fine, no problems at all
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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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