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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.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed yesterday

A very informative tour with a lot of fun. So much music history in a small place. Stairs are quite steep for anyone with disablities

Thank jssc21
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Reviewed yesterday

Would recommend popping by here- especially if it is attached to the start or end of your Graceland tour. I only managed to pop in the entrance and have a quick look around but I would imagine, behind the closed doors, was next level music...More

Thank Jemkh
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Reviewed yesterday

Another must see place for music lovers. You start in the upstairs room, which is filled with memorabilia, and the guide talks about the history of Sun Studio. Then you go down to the studio itself. That is still pretty much as it was when...More

Thank Don C
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Reviewed yesterday

Sun Studios was on our list of places to visit if we had time before we left town. My husband really wanted to go so we actually made time and stopped our way out and I am so glad we did! It was a great...More

Thank Kelz225
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Geoff is the best tour guide in all of Memphis! Our tour was exceptional. Really enjoyed it. But of course it was due to Geoff who is very knowledgeable, animated and personable. Thanks!!

Thank Karla S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved it , informative and interesting , great place for music history . Learned lots of trivia . Loved being able to stand on the spot where Elvis recorded

Thank julieandrews33
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this tour. So much history, such knowledgeable guides. A perfect addition to your Graceland vacation.

Thank Eva F
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So much music history at Sun Studios. It was great to be able to see the actually studio where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and so many other talented musicians got their start.

Thank Karunt17
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great tour of Sun Studio with Daniel. He did a wonderful job illustrating the studio’s colorful story. Loved his singing and demonstration of the special effect dollar bill in Johnny Cash’s famous song! Truly, one of the best tours I’ve had in...More

Thank KcVic
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great enthusiastic tour guide, really got you involved. An emotional piece of music history. Was really busy and could have done with a bit more time to take photos. Good little gift shop

Thank charliebesty987
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Response from BarbsGee | Reviewed this property |
We did and it was fine, no problems at all
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Response from Amanda S | Reviewed this property |
I just went in and paid at the door. I’m not sure if they get busier at certain times of the year, I went in April.
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