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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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Nice stop

This was a nice stop in Memphis ..easy to get to..a lot of history involved ..I liked the personal touch of having an actual tour guide..he did a very good job ..was glad we went

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was a nice stop in Memphis ..easy to get to..a lot of history involved ..I liked the personal touch of having an actual tour guide..he did a very good job ..was glad we went

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The starting place for Elvis, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and others. A must see for anyone who wants to know where, and how, it all began. You can stand in the place where Elvis stood, hold his mike. In their museum there is so much musical history it is breath-taking.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Where it all started. Stand in the exact spot where a young Elvis Presley stood. Hold his microphone. Bask in the atmosphere of a time gone by. A guided tour will tell you everything you need to know.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Fascinating tour, so much music history and memories made here. The size of the studios is the most surprising thing, you expect a huge workspace but it's tiny in comparison to today's studios. Definitely worth visiting

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Carlsbad, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Wonderful tour, very entertaining and educational. Fun atmosphere, very nice and friendly staff. We enjoyed the tour very much.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

loved the tour ! great history lesson. If you have children under 5, they must stay in the shop store with a parent, but then the tour is free for the other parent ! Otherwise its $12, a hefty tour fee. Learned alot, and loved seeing the actual studio, its not repoed off, you can walk all around it, feel... More 

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Hanover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This was really a fun and informative tour. Our guide, Nina, was the best tour guide I've ever had - fun, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic! This was totally worth the time and cost. Thanks Sun!

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It you've seen The Million Dollar Quartet, or just grown up or enjoy listening to Elvis, Jerry Lee and Johnny Cash, you should visit Sun Records. There are two parts to the tour. First you are upstairs where you get the history of the studio and then down to the actual studio where everyone is recorded. we were told that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I am not necessarily an Elvis fan but I saw that Sun Studio was the #1 rated attraction in Memphis. Our tour guide was great! It was cool learning fun facts about how Elvis' music was first promoted. I also found it interesting to learn that Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and U2 also recorded here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

what to say that hasn't already been said? For those of us who have lived with the music from Sun Records growing up, and folks who just love the music, this is an emotional journey to the roots of a genre that changed the world. Our guide was exceptional: knowledgable, enthusiastic, funny and personable. A true enhancement! This place is... More 

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