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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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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 1950, this national Historic Landmark is where superstar musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and countless others started their recording careers. Today, Sun Studio still serves as a recording studio in the evenings while hosting public tours during the daytime hours.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a special event was this. We had a great time, if you go to memphis visit The Sun studios for sure. Lahna Deering was our tour guide and she rocks!!!!!

Thank jacobs38912
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited here before going to Graceland's. Our guide Wes? Sorry if I got name wrong was great fun & it showed he loved his job. There is a cafe there with a seat where Elvis sat. All in all a good fun place to...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very small tour for 14 dollars. If you have to wait staff are very lively and serve a mean shake. The tour would be nothing without the enthusiasm of the guide who was brilliant, in our case Jesse. Great to stand on...More

Thank fellowtraveller_8
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worth visiting. Tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining. You are assigned a time slot. Space is small. Tour about 1 hour.

Thank Debra G
Reviewed 4 days ago

The visit to the studios is a must. The young guy who gave us the tour was so knowledgeable. He made the trip. We gained so much information about the studios. We always thought the studios were large so it was unbelievable all the talent...More

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had the best time! Our tour guide, she was the best. We were there Aug.15th 2017, of course with it being Elvis week it was very crowded. We arrived at 10am, didn't get a tour until 12:30, so we waited there at the café...More

Thank MiMi P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited during Elvis Week 2017. The place was PACKED but they handled it extremely well. Awesome chocolate malt while we waited and shopped. The history of the place is amazing. Our tour guide was a local musician and her passion definitely showed. Awesome photo op...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nothing to see here unless you're a true fan of old country music and (quite nice) generic tee shirts. Wouldn't visit again.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family stopped by Sun Studios during our stay in Memphis. At first I was hesitant that this would be interesting because although it's definitely a historical location, the building is rather small. BUT...don't let that stop you & I'm so glad we didn't let...More

Thank Rockerpam
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is far better than most any museum or exhibit you will ever visit, the first part of the tour you will learn about the immense history of the building, and on the next part, the studio tour, you can stand in exact spot where...More

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August 8, 2017|
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Response from Gasunflower | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The recording staff will be happy to get you started. TA will not allow web addresses, so just go to the Sun Studio web site. There you will see the names of the sessions producer, public relations manager, sound... More
Cindy M
July 15, 2017|
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Response from Sylvia C | Reviewed this property |
The coffee shop is on the ground floor and the actual studio can be accessed thru a a door from the outside. The office and memorabilia are on an upper floor which probably is not wheelchair accessible.
June 29, 2017|
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Response from 4jeriv | Reviewed this property |
If they enjoy music and museums, yes. I think small children aren't allowed but don't know age limit. They would enjoy a milkshake in the lobby before the your or as incentive after!