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Sun Studio

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Address: 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
Phone Number: 901-521-0664
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Fee: Yes
Description: Recording studio where Elvis Presley made his first record.
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Well worth the visit!

Let me preface this review with a warning: Sun Studios was visited on a Monday, in broad daylight at around 1:30pm. Our rear window was smashed in after an amazing visit and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Let me preface this review with a warning: Sun Studios was visited on a Monday, in broad daylight at around 1:30pm. Our rear window was smashed in after an amazing visit and a work bag was stolen. Bag was under coats and car was locked!!! Visitor beware - contrary to signage, there is NO 24 hour surveillance. That being said,... More 

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had planned on a quick stop...walked in the office ..the tour was getting ready to begin...we decided to go...30 minutes of info about the beginnings of Memphis history...well worth it...tour guide is funny...full of knowledge...take the tour

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my trip to Memphis , we visited sun studio lots of great history from awesome singers loved it , ms. Lahna the lady that gave us the tour she was awesome great presentation took us back in time .

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Billings, Missouri
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped by Sun Studios just to look in and were just in time for a tour so decided to take the tour. They give AARP discounts so we even saved a few bucks! The tour guide was awesome - enthusiastic, easy to hear and understand, and sincere in his appreciation for the history that played out in this small... More 

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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Visited the ledgendary Sun Studios with my husband on Oct and it was a truly inspiring visit to the home of where some of the biggest and best stars recorded worldwide classics. Excellent place and well worth a visit

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If love Johnny Cash, and Elvis with a sprinkle of U2/BBking... Then this establishment is must see!!! What a place! Well done and decorated in rock/blue pictures and memorabilia abound... Definitely sit outside on the benches... You can almost feel the history of rock/blues in this place. The tour is about $18 and well worth it. You get to listen... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This is a can't miss tour- to be able to be in sun studio as you learn about the history is really special. Our tour guide Marla was great, she went at a good speed, made us laugh and gave us time in each room to experience it without the guide.

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Moravia, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Had a good guide here, and learned a lot about Sun Studios. It was worth it! It's a top rated attraction for a reason.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We only went to Sun Studios because they had the free shuttle to Graceland. We did not think we would enjoy the inside working of a recording studio. Boy were we wrong! We had a GREAT guide and he brought everything to life. We learned all about rock 'n roll and heard stories of the early years of the greats... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Incredible history and memorabilia... the tour guy is actively invovled in the operation of the studio and rescue of memorabilia, truly enthused

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