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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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Norton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Everything man, I saw everything, I been everywhere man, I been everywhere, but this is the best place to learn about rock n roll

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A must-see destination in Memphis if you truly care about rock 'n roll. A "time machine" visit back to the 50's when rock was new and the milkshakes were the best (they still are if you want to try one while visiting). It's a small place and your visit is better during the time that the tour bus passengers are... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you are in Memphis it is a must to see. It is so impressive to see how many big stars started at SUN. I got goose bumps thinking about who was there. For me it is sort of a holy place. I will return.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This was a surprisingly awesome experience that was much bigger than just seeing Elvis's first break. The wide amount of people that came through this studio is a who's who of american music from the 1950 to 1960. The price is $12 bucks. The tour guide (Mr. Jason) was amazing as he had such passion for the studio and the... More

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Adelaide, SA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This place was fantastic....I still get goosebumps thinking about standing in the same recording studio as some of the greats in Rock n Soul and Country music...You MUST do the tour and at $15 it's a bargain!

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The guide takes you through the beginning of the music scene and musicians before and after Elvis in the Memphis area and on the Sun record label. Super interesting and definitely worth seeing. For us it was almost on a spiritual level to touch the actual microphone used by so many phenomenal artists including Elvis and Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins,... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

When we first walked through the legendary doors of the Sun Studio Cafe, our first interaction was with Nina, an extremely sweet and helpful associate, who promptly offered us tour tickets! We obviously bought our tickets and went on to the tour with Nick who was more than outstanding. In fact, I would argue he is the best damn tour... More

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Maumee, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My wife was ecstatic to take this tour. We saw Million Dollar Quartet, and this was the place it happened. Very informative and a good afternoon.

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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 face of music from what it was before to something that was never heard until then. You will learn a lot about how records were recorded and made. The price of the... More

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Houston
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Legendary. Short tour of the birth place of rock-n-roll was worth every minute. Great to stand where Cash, Elvis, Jerry Lee and others made history.

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