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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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Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Hideaway, parking is crazy. If you can do as part of your group would recc doing it that way. As it is off the beaten path & limited parking

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Sun Studios was the beginnings of the Blues, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, etc. The tour and guide was fantasic! I sang into the VERY microphone that Elvis and the others used! Sun Studio sold Elvis contract to RCA Records and VAROOM - history! The studio is open 10:00am to 6:00pm for tours. After... More

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Putrajaya, Malaysia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We joined a short guided tour around the studio, the guide was very upbeat and entertaining, she made our tour fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was a great tour, I took it based off of the mojo tour. Awesome time seeing the real studio still up and running. Being a musician it was cool seeing REAL stuff and not just things in glass cases. The guide was great and the information was top rate!

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Darwin, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Where Rock'n Roll was born. What more to say. Everyone has to visit here at least once. Grab the mike that The King held. Sit at the piano where the Million Dollar Quartet sessions were held. A must see in Mdmphis.

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Kershaw, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Was a great experience to visit "where rock and roll began". To stand is the spot where Elvis stood and touch the microphone that he used to record, was an experience you'll never forget!!!

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Louisa, Kentucky
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It was cool to experience the same places that the finest people in music hung out and recorded at. If you are a music fan of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, or Roy Orbinson, The car belonging to Sam Phillips is parked in the front. Parking is a little tight, but this place is worth it.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One of THE reasons for coming to Memphis TN, a has a genuine intimate feel that might be lacking at the bigger Graceland. Arrived for the first tour of the day, purely to make sure we were back on the road by the afternoon and it paid dividends before the tour buses arrive after they get done with Elvis. Parking... More

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Pasadena, Maryland
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We toured for a forth time during Elvis Week. I really enjoyed the tour guide and the new Dewey Phillips exhibit. The only complaint was a fan who kept bumping into me while trying to video tape and take pictures. We probably won't be back for a while as the exhibits rarely change.

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East Sussex, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Visited 'Sun' as part of an organised trip to the Deep South and Elvis country. A marvellous experience for all music fans brought up in the early rock era. Brilliant set up, everything in the building is original from those heady days and they still record in these studios. If you go, try to get 'Rey' as your guide. She... More

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