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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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“our tour guide” (1,096 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:15 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
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+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed today via mobile

Loved everything about this tour. Our guide was awesome. It was crowded and hot outside 100* leading up to 4th of July holiday. Can’t say enough about this tour and birth place of Rock n’ Roll. Don’t pass this up while in Memphis....it’s as great...More

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Reviewed today

Was on Memphis for work and decided to walk over to Sun studios for the tour and was I glad I did! Lahna was our tour guide and how fun was she. Was a Fun time had by all. In the studio you can just...More

Thank Happy2133
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Reviewed today

If you love music and history, you must take this tour. The guides are great and enthusiastic about what they do.

Thank m0kij0
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Reviewed today via mobile

Didn’t do the tour. Just stopped to get some photos on a quick self tour around the city to see the sites

Thank sabearfan12
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour was super interesting! I am not even a big blues music fan, but it was well done and one of my favorite Memphis things. Got to hold the very microphone that Elvis and others used. And our tour guide Tiffany was knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great history! Great tour! The tour guide really pulled it of single handed. There is a tour every hour in the weekends, starting at every :30. There is a parking lot at the back of the studio.

Thank verygk
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Reviewed yesterday

Sun Studios is more of a quick visit in Memphis, but the tour guide really helped to make it special, highlighting the artifacts that meant the most to him. He brought it to life in a really great way. Fantastic memorabilia, that helps you to...More

Thank srotu27
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Reviewed yesterday

This was very interesting and the girl guide was very enthusiastic and really seemed to enjoy her job. If you visit here, you can get free but to and from Graceland.

Thank Jim C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Whether you know a little or a lot about music, you will love this tour, so long as you love music of course. The tour guy really brings the tour alive making it really atmospheric to the history of the place, plus some great tunes....More

Thank sleneshady
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Sun Studio Tour turned out to be one of my favorite tours, I thought it would be a quick walk thru the studio, but the tour guide we had was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting explaining a lot about the many...More

Thank lhenning2
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Tim H
8 July 2018|
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Response from 91Beaches | Reviewed this property |
There is but it's hard to find. There is a really narrow drive right next to the studio and there is parking behind. Also some options on the street. We cheated and parked in the Dominos parking lot across the street. :)
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94jasmine212
29 May 2018|
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Response from Rebecca K | Reviewed this property |
I don’t see a problem with going over to sun studios early so that you can purchase your tickets for a later tour. But honestly my mom and I just walked up when we wanted to go and they sold us tickets for the next tour... More
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bbh9072016
22 April 2018|
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Response from Chaska755 | Reviewed this property |
It seemed just fine. We left the car there and took the free shuttle to Graceland so it was parked for a few hours.
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