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Address: 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-521-0664
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Description: Recording studio where Elvis Presley made his first record.
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The birthplace of rock and roll

You can't go to Memphis and not stop here. Tours are about 40 minutes long and tour guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Picture taking is allowed and the gift shop offers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You can't go to Memphis and not stop here. Tours are about 40 minutes long and tour guides are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Picture taking is allowed and the gift shop offers everything from Tee shirts and cd's to original vinyl 45's!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic. The 45 minute your with an ever enthusiastic guide was brilliant. The place may be small but it's steeped in history. You can even hold the microphone that Elvis and so many others sang into ... What a place!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Sun Studio deserves its place on the National Register of Historic Places. The 30-minute tour was refreshingly brief (as this was our third museum of the day) but fascinating. The tour guide, an enthusiastic young woman who loved Elvis, made the place come alive for us. It was exciting to stand in the actual studio where the earliest rock ‘n’... More 

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Northville, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you want to get on the first tour in the morning, you may not make it if you show up right when they open. At least when we went, the studio was very busy. What was nice is that they added additional tours so we did not have to wait incredibly long. There is a waiting area where you... More 

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Limpsfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I am a big rock and roll fan but my husband is not and yet we both really enjoyed this trip. To stand in the spot where Elvis first recorded and to hear all the brilliant stories - particularly regarding the million dollar quarter - the moment Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis were all jamming together... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Memphis itself is a little run down, although some regeneration is evident, and the Sun Studio is not exactly striking. The inside is basic but clean and they do an excellent cup of coffee but the major asset to the attraction is their staff. They are all friendly and outgoing and very knowledgable about the history of the recording studios... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Just seeing where Elvis started it all was great. All the songs and where his records were recorded. Photos one the walls etc

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St. Louis, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Some of the memorabilia was wonderful to see. I liked being in the actual studio where a lot of famous people got their start. We arrived about 15 min. before the next tour and it started on time. I wish the group had been a bit smaller.

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We decided at the last minute to take this tour. This history is before my time but I have grown up listening to my parents talk about this piece of history. Staff was informative and fun. Very retro, trying to preserve the past.

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved the tour,walking in the footsteps of Kings,Elvis,Roy Orbison,Bill Haley,Chuck Berry...and many more,seeing the equipment and studios that were used in the day..

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