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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
+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 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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706 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our guide, Graham, was excellent and he gave our group an energetic and knowledgeable tour through the exhibits. On both floors, the memorabilia room on the second floor and the actual studio on the ground floor, there was plenty of time to look around, take...More

Thank John P
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Reviewed yesterday

Cool place to visit and see where some of music's best have recorded. It's a very small place, with a gift shop downstairs. The tour seemed to run every 30 minutes. They also had a coffee/latte bar with some seating. Parking is in the rear...More

Thank Brett P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tour guide Graham was brilliant, very knowledgable and happy to answer any question. Would definitely recommend a visit to Sun Studios.

Thank elizabethmountford
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour is totally cool it's really amazing how small the actual studio is but oh what history go go go!!!!

Thank thomaswebb
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the spur of the moment, stopped in to see the Sun Studio. The tour guide Graham was personable, friendly and gave quite the singular touch. Loved the piano piece, the music clips and being dubbed Queen of Rock and Roll when standing on Elvis’s...More

Thank PVKJ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved the visit to Sun Studios our guide Graham was enthusiastic and very informative great value for money.

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I were in Memphis for the weekend, and Sun Studio is a great stop. The place is pretty much just as it was when Elvis first walked through the door. Although it's small, everything is well organized,and the staff is extremely friendly...More

Thank PackerJag
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I loved this place. Visited as part of of a music tour of the Deep South and we managed to secure early entrance as part of the trip. Yes it is small - but this is a studio first and a museum second. Some areas...More

Thank Rufie1973
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Have been several times and still enjoy the experience! Called ahead for a group tour and had a special one for us. Zack was a terrific guide. Go early or stay after for a treat from the soda fountain and browse the merchandise for sale...More

Thank janet425
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place! Stand where Elvis stood when he made his first recordings! Still an active studio. Tour the museum and don't miss the gift shop next door.

Thank hwhudson
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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 Terrie15 | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry we were on a group holiday so not able to help. Perhaps you could e-mail Sun studios. Allow at least 4-5 hrs for Gracelands. Really worth a visit especially if Elvis fab
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pedinurse
1 February 2018|
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Response from anne2215 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know about the shuttle...I only took it on the way back to my hotel...I did not go to Graceland...I walked to Sun Studio from my hotel....do not miss SUN STUDIO!!! I will never forget it.
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