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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 July 18, 2016

After yesterday's disappointment and lack of connection in Graceland, I was really hoping going to Sun Studios would be a little bit better. Well it was a LOT better! We got there for the 2nd tour of the day at 11:30 am. We were a...More

1  Thank Wasfou
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We loved our time here. Had a blast. The guide was fun and made it a fun visit for all. Who knew the history of rock and roll - now I do!

Thank jeannehb
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Sun studio is one of the most original toure in music history it is touching seeing and touching the original microphone that Elvis used to record his first record .must to visit sun studio!!

Thank Palermo71
Reviewed July 17, 2016

To say this place has character is a little more than a mild understatement. If you want to stand where Cash, Elvis, Carl, Jerry Lee, Roy, and even Bruno, Bono and Adam stood and recorded you need to visit Sun Studio. They give a nice,...More

Thank gopoke9
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We had an awesome time here. A lot to take in for a short show. But it was worth the time. They even have a military discount that I didn't ask for she saw the bat I was wearing and offered it. Awesome tour guide,...More

Thank Roberto C
Reviewed July 17, 2016

This little studio was a big surprise. So much history and the tour guide was very entertaining. So glad we did this.

Thank Joanne L
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband & 2 teen daughters along with myself went to this yesterday. My husband & I are just about 40yrs and really enjoyed the tour. We could have probably found something better for our girls to do as this was lost on them &...More

Thank luv2travelNE
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Every review I've read on Sun Studio mentions how knowledgeable and friendly the tour guides are, and mine was no exception! I don't know her name, but it was a young blonde woman in her twenties...More

Thank a v
Reviewed July 16, 2016

The tour was too crowded and a little pricey for what you actually see. There was a lady in a wheelchair, and had to miss the first 10 minutes of the tour because you have to walk up about 20 stairs. And there were too...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We went to Memphis for the primary purpose of visiting Graceland. I knew that Elvis originally recorded at Sun Studio, and we decided to visit there, too. When we arrived at Sun, I was delightfully surprised at the decor and excited by the energy of...More

1  Thank Tiffgray
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Susan D
My partner and I are going to Memphis in June. Will we need to book the tickets in advance on line or can we purchase them when we are there? Only there for three days and going to Graceland one of the days. Thanks for your help
April 27, 2017|
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Response from jrschorr | Property representative |
Hello, Thank you for your interest in vacationing to the City of Memphis, but more specifically, for touring The Legendary Sun Studio. We are open 7 days each week, from 10:00 AM till 6:15 PM, and give guided tours at half... More
Are you open on Easter Sunday - and what is the best time to arrive? We would like to visit Graceland the same day. Thanks!
March 29, 2017|
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Response from Sharon T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I only did a review. I am not an employee there. Please call them direct. If you are an Elvis fan you will love it, but give yourself the better part of a morning or afternoon as visitors are taken on a bus after... More
jim k
About how long does the tour take?
February 3, 2017|
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Response from jrschorr | Property representative |
We are open 7 days each week, & our guided takes about 40-45 minutes.