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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 legends

Interesting look back in time. Nice audio snippets and good tour enjoyed by us all. Sit at the soda fountain and grab a soda after your tour

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Interesting look back in time. Nice audio snippets and good tour enjoyed by us all. Sit at the soda fountain and grab a soda after your tour

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Sun Studio while we were in Memphis in Oct 2014. The tour of the studio was interesting and worth doing if you're interested in rock & roll history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Oh my word! Why doesn't everyone go here and write glowing reports? Here's the way we did it: Graceland, Johnny Cash childhood home, then Sun Studios in the late afternoon (open till 6:00). Wonderfully preserved with the microphone used by legends and marks on the floor where they stood. Upstairs, a sequential historical perspective. But the real gusto is that... More 

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Port Moody, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nina was our guide through the museum and gave us a great history about how and why Sam Phillips started the studio, about some of the early recordings and how they made it to radio. Of course, there was a lot of history about the discovery and early career of Elvis Presley. We were very impressed with Nina's knowledge of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A small but fab attraction. A must for all music fans - to stand on the spot where Elvis and many others recorded their hit numbers...if only the walls could talk!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The $15 tour of Sun Studio was really great. Lana, our tour guide was enthusiastic and you could feel her love of the place . It was a very informative and you could feel the presence of the legends of rock n roll!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great tour with lots of memorabilia. This was first on my husband's list of places he wanted to visit in Memphis and it did not disappoint, It can get a little crowded here, but it is worth the wait.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I must admit I was skeptical to go here. My wife wanted to so we went. It really became a trip highlight of our 2 weeks on the road. The guide that gave us a tour was a musician and had a lot of passion making the tour excellent. It isn't just about the studio as they give a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to Sun Studios now three times. I have always been happy with our tour experiencees/ but this time I must say our tour guide Lahna rocked the tour! She was animated, a great story teller, extremely personable and she had the crowd in the palm of her hand. Well done!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit. Cheap at half the price, the tour guides bring the history to life. A great way to spend an hour.

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