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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
901-521-0664
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Ranked #1 of 86 attractions in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Traveler Description: Visit to Sun Studio, Memphis Its legendary status makes this an essential destination. This is where Elvis Presley recorded his first song, and was... more »
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Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It's a very small, unassuming place. There are really only 2 rooms -one upstairs that used to be used for boarding the musicians but now houses pictures and instruments from 50s recording artists, and the actual recording studio downstairs. But after learning about its history and the stars it made, it takes on a very large stature. Our guide was... More

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Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We toured Sun Studios on Saturday afternoon. Lahna was the tour guide and she was fantastic. She had a great sense of humor that she incorporated into the tour. She interacted with the group repeatedly and had us all laughing. She really loved the history and the music produced in this studio and she easily shared this with all of... More

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Looking at this tiny old place, it's easy to think, "This is the birthplace of rock-and-roll?" but once your tour begins, it's amazing to see what great things came from such humble beginnings. The tour begins by climbing a flight of stairs to the collection of memorabilia on the second floor. There, your fantastic tour guide will tell you the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

No doubt about it, Sun Studio is one of the roots of modern music, if not THE root. A lot of the greats came and recorded here and changed face of music from what it was before to something new. You will learn a lot about how records were made, and how musicians, DJs, and Sun Studio brought blues, rockabilly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I give A+ to all aspects of the tour except the tour size. About 10 people too many in the group. We got a bonus at the end of a real rock star playing tourist. Could not see control room or board. Nice store and employees really great.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

While the history of the studio was teriffic, and it was exciting to stand where so many iconic recordings have been made, overall I was dissapointed in the experience. The tour was over crowded packing too many people in the small room upstairs where the exhibits were placed. They then rushed you on to the recording studio before you could... More

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Middleton-on-Sea, null, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you grew up in the fifties this is a magical place.All the legends of early Rock N Roll are remembered here,Elvis Jerry Lee, Cash etc

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved every minute of this guided tours. From the lady on the till who got us on an early tour to the guide who was both informative but also entertaining. Anyone who has only the slightest interest in music will find this great. So much history and characters in the building.

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Can't help but feel the ghosts of past famous musicians whose voices once echoed through the walls. It's small by comparison but a must visit especially if you are on a tour. Old school it is but that history. Get a Tee in the shop on the way out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very fun tour(45min), enthousiastic guide. The stuff they show is really cool and the stories being told add something great to it. I'd definitly recommand it.

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