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Sun Studio

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Address: 706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
Phone Number: 901-521-0664
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Recording studio where Elvis Presley made his first record.

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Energy by Ples

We had a great tour by Ples who was so enthusiastic about Sun Studio and the music!! Don't miss this tour if you're in Memphis.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
micheledl2016
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Struthers, Ohio
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Struthers, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a great tour by Ples who was so enthusiastic about Sun Studio and the music!! Don't miss this tour if you're in Memphis.

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Thank micheledl2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tour is essentially of two rooms: one is like a museum and the other is the actual studio. Definitely worth visiting. There is a great gift shop as well.

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Thank Jill J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic tour with a very lovely young lady named Clauda( hope I spelled it correctly). She was very informative and friendly. Everything was amazing. It was incredible to be able to stand where Elvis stood and to see where the "magic" happens. Our teenage boys enjoyed seeing and learning about music history.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Learn about where Rock started. See where Elvis first recorded. You can feel the history come alive. Worth the trip and the tour.

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Thank daahern
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a truly awe inspiring place. To stand in the space where rock and roll was born is magical. Lots of interesting memorabilia. Out tour guide was great. She was so passionate and fun that it really made a great place even better. This is a must see stop in Memphis.

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Canton, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was probably one of the highlights of our trip to Memphis. Our tour guide was amazing (I wish I could remember his name.) Even though I know he tells the same story over and over, it really felt like he was telling it for the first time. We were there for a 1:30 tour on a Saturday and it... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great tour guided by someone who clearly loves and appreciates the music of which he's speaking. It starts in a museum of original equipment, records, and photos used at Sun Studio, and ends in the actual studio where many of those famous recordings were born. The studio (still active today) is not much to see, aside from... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The history of Sun Studio is well documented but it was still great to be there and listen to it in person.

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Thank Butterflywelch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended Sun studios after visiting the birth place of elvis and Graceland. We booked into the 5pm tour. The tour lasted for around 60 minutes if I remember correctly maybe a little less. Throughout you have a tour guide on this particular day we had a lady who was sensational she created the experience and really made the stories... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The studio building is surprisingly tiny but so charming. Great tour with so much information about Sam Phillips and everybody who recorded there. Amazing pieces like Elvis' guitar, I loved it!

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