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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
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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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I like the fact that it's still there but a panhandler hangout. On the corner of busy intersection with limited parking & road construction. Just roll your window down & take a picture.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you like early rock and roll at all, you'll enjoy this tour. Given by a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide. I found it fascinating hearing about Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis early recording sessions.

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Savona, Italy
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

If you go to Memphis 99% is BECAUSE of Elvis. Then visiting the SUN Studios is MANDATORY. Do not leave Memphis without a visit to Sun Studios.

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a historic recording studio for the music world in the South. Having promoted several of the stars of the music world. Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee, Johnny Cash, BBKing and so on. But the studio is currently serving more as a tourist spot and a merchandize seller to music lovers. They have a deal with Heart Break Hotel... More

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Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A small, historic venue, and the birthplace of R&R. Tour by Nina was exuberant and inspired young and old.

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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Great visit with a great guide. She acted out her role wonderfully. A great museum and the actual studio, which is still working every evening. Magic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide, Lahna, was fantastic. Her enthusiasm made this our favorite tour of all in Memphis! It's a great thing to learn and be entertained at the same time.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

so neat to hear the stories and see the artifacts of the birth of rock and roll and the discovery of elvis. so cool that so much of the original equipment and ceiling tiles are still there. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. the milk shake was thick, rich and a great value

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It was an amazing exhibit. There were so many things to learn and see. I had no idea of all the different people that contributed to the history of rock and roll, to blues, and to music in general. It was interesting, even though it was a little hard to get to all the exhibits, with everybody walking around. My... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Be sure to buy the Pick Ear Rings at Sun Studio. They are hand crafted by local artist and make a great souvenir.

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