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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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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 November 13, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic here whilst on our southern tour A must for Elvis fans , you can even hold the very microphone Elvis and many more legends have sang into . So much history in this place Well worth a visit

Thank darrensafc
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We live in Memphis and had never been here. I wish we didn't wait so long to go because it was totally worth it! Went on a Saturday afternoon and only had to wait about 20 minutes for the next tour. The tour guide did...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Only 2 rooms and 40 mins tour. But so evocative. A skin tingling experience. Absolutely not to be missed and the best of musical experience options in Memphis.

Thank bob3747
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Sun studios tour is a must see in Memphis. Our tour guide was informative and the studios history amazing!

Thank tborghello
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

My second visit in 6 years or so. Interesting and fun. Tiffany was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. I will always recommend a visit to Sun when I know friends are headed to Memphis.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed November 12, 2016

We loved this tour. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was fun to go through the original recording studio and see and learn about so much authentic history.

Thank Ruth Amy S
Reviewed November 12, 2016

This was just an awesome tour. We enjoyed it so much!! I would definitely recommend this tour if u have time!

Thank Denise W
Reviewed November 11, 2016

This was the BEST tour we did in Memphis (much better than Graceland) our tour guide (I think Nina) was BRILLIANT, she was friendly, enthusiastic and best of all, she knew her stuff, the tour was REALLY great value for money at only $12 plus...More

Thank Roberta N
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Visited this studio as part of a package which i recommend including graceland, rock and soul museum , and stax The place is actually pretty small, and packed with music lovers, definitely including the enthusiastic employees and museum guides Lots of great exhibits and music,...More

Thank Nimbin59
Reviewed November 11, 2016

This is Memphis. Well, half of it at least. The RnR part. The blues part you can find it as easily, too. If you are here for the music, this is obligatory. And moving and able to fill your heart with the rhythm, the blues,...More

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August 31, 2017|
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Response from amazinggrace1969 | Reviewed this property |
I'm thinking the reasoning behind no children under 5 could be for several reasons. Sun Studios is extremely small. When we went it was very hard to move around in there. We had to wait for our tour to begin for a few... More
August 8, 2017|
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Response from Jim P | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, making a recording wasn't an option on the tour. You would probably have to reserve the studio at a different time of the day because it is still used by artists to record.
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.