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“Another must-see in Memphis!”
Review of Sun Studio

Sun Studio
Ranked #3 of 119 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

So glad we went to Sun Studio! Our guide was great and enthusiastic! They have a shuttle that will pick you up and take you back to different stops! Don't try to walk, not such a great neighborhood. We walked in a group but shouldn't have. A very memorable attraction with lots of information!

Thank emptynesters82
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

Loved this tour. We got to go into the actual recording studio and I actually learned more about Elvis's career here than at Graceland. Smaller tour with a personal guide. We were taken here by Back City Tours. I highly recommend. Remember this is an old building so don't assume your going to a museum. The same flooring and walls from back when Elivs, Jerry, Carl, BB, Etc. recorded here. Gift shop is very small and limited.

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is where it happened basically so whats not to enjoy! Its great. Guide is funny and informative. Very small but you feel the vibes. Their free tour to Graceland once you have taken Sun's tour is an excellent service and timely.

Thank scrummy
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This is a very small studio and is not much to look at. But there is a lot of history in the small building and worth visiting when visiting memphis.

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Guided tour by an entertaining although not so well informed tour guide. However, all the info was available in brochures and placques. You get to take photo's holding a microphone that may have been used by Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, or Jerry Lee Lewis. Some great stories here and it feels like history.

Thank bamatraveler08
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