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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, 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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
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+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed yesterday

Arrived to the smell of wonderful coffee in the small but very friendly front area of this extraordinary place! Almost impossible to believe that this was the actual start of rock and roll - where Elvis for example made his first recording, which you can...More

Thank Kate W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Was fantastic to see and stand in the same place as people such as Elvis and Johnny Cash. Very informative and with lots to see and do. Would recommend.

Thank Hugh F
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Reviewed yesterday

Four of us visited Sun on a cold Saturday morning in early April. There is a parking lot behind the building with not too many small spots, but it's worth checking, because parking in the neighborhood is tough. Inside the space is small and crowded,...More

Thank Flushing G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Zach, was an enthusiastic and very informative guide. Highly recommend this in your visit to Memphis. He was easy to understand and that's important for an aussie visiting the south. His enthusiasm is contagious. 10/10 for zach

Thank Danie C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sun studios is a little off the beaten track in Memphis. We followed a map but still hadn't reached our destination when we asked directions & were told it was just "over the hill", another several kms later we reached there. It was well worth...More

Thank sharoncurtis_flynn
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

How can anyone not visit the place where modern music kicked off ? Reeks of history and you can sense the importance of the place. Was astonished by the primitivness if the equipment used back in the day How things have changed. Jason our guide...More

Thank Pete_mc_50
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Reviewed yesterday

What a brilliant visit lead by the fantastic Mark, who was a self confessed encyclopaedia of Sun Studios facts. This place is a must for any music fan. Where else can you sit at U2s drum kit, stand at the microphone which Elvis used to...More

Thank Rowena D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour was so good the guide was very enthusiastic and he was great telling the story of sun records really enjoyed it

Thank Michelle C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a wonderful tour this morning with an extremely knowledgeable and outgoing docent Jason. Beginning of the tour takes you up a flight of stairs to where there is a room filled with original recording equipment, posters, pictures, record making apparatus, office furniture, Elvis Presley's...More

Thank Darlene K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour is short but relatively inexpensive. You get to go into the studio and the tour guide was very enthusiastic.

Thank badfish989
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ClonedPickle
1 March 2018|
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Response from Poddy C | Reviewed this property |
Yeah sorry don’t know
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SuziGlasgow
12 February 2018|
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Response from mike g | Reviewed this property |
We didn't book and we got in fine but it's best to book a tour as they can get full. Each tour only takes a fairly small number so at busy times you could be waiting a while if you haven't booked. Its a small but totally... More
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leecooperSydney
11 February 2018|
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Response from Anna Q | Reviewed this property |
They have a free shuttle between Sun and Graceland :) not sure about ticket combos tho
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