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Sun Studio - The place where an 18 year old Elvis Presley recorded his first song. It’s well-known in the music industry as "The Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll" and the most famous recording studio in the world. Opened by rock pioneer Sam Phillips in...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Memphis
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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
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Enjoyed our visit to this iconic place, the tour guide we had was briliant at his job, to my embarassemnt I cant remeber his name, but his knowledge and enthuisaism were brilliant

Thank KennyMonaghan
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and our guest love music and especially the music of that time period. So many amazing things to see and the memorabilia and history are well presented and everyone had a great time

Thank Duane W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank you Graeme what a fab tour and insight into sun studio. We loved your presentation, knowledge and musical ability well done would defo recommend.

Thank vivienneburgess123
Reviewed yesterday

Our tour guide, Graham was outstanding. Really brought the iconic history of Sun to life. Groups are not large. Reservations a good idea

Thank Linda D
Reviewed yesterday

Fun to do on a Sat or Sun afternoon. It was interesting to learn the history of the studio and learn about the other artists who recorded there apart from Elvis.

Thank cezek
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A cool place to learn about Elvis. We did this tour, and Graceland in the same day. Both places are a must when visiting Memphis.

Thank dmarvel89
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An iconic recording studio that is still in use today. If you like music i would recommend taking the tour. The tour covers history and then to the recording studio.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 2 days ago

This a great place to learn about" THE Birth Place" rock and roll. The exhibits are very interesting and educational. You can learn about Elvis, Johnny Lee Lewis , Johnny Cash and many others. The admission price is very reasonable and you can park for...More

Thank joy m
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is still an active recording studio with a history! Worth the visit to feel the energy of the past and impart your own for future recordings!

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Memphis has so many excellent larger museums (like Stax and the Civil Rights Museum and that Graceland place) that one might be tempted to skip Sun on a short visit. Don't do that. This is where Elvis started. And Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison and...More

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TimH2159
July 7, 2018|
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Response from 91Beaches | Reviewed this property |
There is but it's hard to find. There is a really narrow drive right next to the studio and there is parking behind. Also some options on the street. We cheated and parked in the Dominos parking lot across the street. :)
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94jasmine212
May 28, 2018|
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Response from Rebecca K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see a problem with going over to sun studios early so that you can purchase your tickets for a later tour. But honestly my mom and I just walked up when we wanted to go and they sold us tickets for the next tour... More
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bbh9072016
April 22, 2018|
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Response from Chaska755 | Reviewed this property |
It seemed just fine. We left the car there and took the free shuttle to Graceland so it was parked for a few hours.
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