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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Me and my sister walked to Sun Studio from downtown - it's not the nicest walk. I wouldn't want to do it at night. Takes about 10-15mins (maybe we were slower cos of the Memphis sun?!) but seem to leave the lovely downtown and enter a run down area and then find sun studio nestled on a corner of a... More

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danvers,mass
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited Sun Studio last year my older sun was unable to go with us so we brought him this year , we did everything over again including Sun Studio. We purchased our tickets at 2:30 and had to wait until the last tour as tour groups from Canada showed up by the bus load and messed... More

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Croydon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Sun studios is where it all began… The tour was fantastic and well worth a visit. We stood in the same spot that Elvis and many others stood to record.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our tour guide's passion and enthusiasm really brought the place and it's story to life. The tour is intimate and gives a very first hand experience of the studio. One of our best stops on this trip! Be warned, if you want to book time in the studio to record your own record this needs to be set up in... More

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Bisbee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Just the right amount of history and personality. This one is a must for music enthusiasts. Our docent was great and the tour lasts about an hour.

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West Midlands, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Everything. Wonderful memorabilia and the staff were so enthusiastic and made the visit so great. This was one of the highlights of our trip to USA and a Memphis.

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Canberra, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I'm a music nerd, so I loved the music history of this building. The tour guide was great, she was enthusiastic and really knew her stuff. A must-see in Memphis!

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Wow - is about all I can say about the music that came such a small studio - overwhelming history! If you are staying downtown, walk to it - it's not all that far.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

As Elvis fans and having been to Graceland earlier that day it was great to see where he started his recording career and hold the microphone he used for his first record. Very enthusiastic and informative guide and also not bad at playing the guitar!

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We toured Sun Studios after a day at Graceland and it was the perfect ending to the day. It was amazing to see and hear about the beginnings of rock and roll. The guide was knowledgeable and humorous. It is a must see if you are in Memphis.

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