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Sun Studio

706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Sun Studio Guided Tour
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US$ 94.00*
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Self-Guided Memphis Music Tour With Transportation
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US$ 101.50*
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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706 Union Ave, Free Parking lot in the rear of the building, Memphis, TN 38103-3218
+1 901-521-0664
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: The memorabilia is fantastic. Cons: Rough seedy area, parking is ridiculous (unless you have a Smart Car) the prices are exorbitant.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entertaining and interesting tour of one of the most influential spots in music history. It is amazing how many of the greats came through that small studio. We talked to our guide for a while after the tour. Turns out the dude is a legend...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was just amazing and I loved this visit. Booked tickets and a found a really nice place at the back of the building street down for a beer and cake while waiting on the tour start time. Lots of good historical information and equipment....More

Thank Rmuzik
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small building and not a very long tour but it is very interesting. The guide is very informative and gives interesting stories!

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I get it's Elvis week and it's busy but talk about a rush job.... ButPeople come from all over the world (I'm from Australia) to Sun Studios for many reasons, one of which is Sam Phillips creativity and genius in giving the world beautiful music....More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a music lover, you HAVE to visit Sun Studio! Such amazing history made in one building. We learned so so much, had an amazing tour guide who was also a musician. You could feel the presence of past artists in the recording...More

Thank laurae313
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to tour Sun Studio during our trip to Memphis. We went on a weekday afternoon and there was no where in the area to park. The free parking behind the building is VERY NARROW and consists of maybe 20-25 tight spaces. We asked at...More

Thank GracieMidwest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my stepson Nicholas. He's a huge Johnny Cash fan, myself Elvis. It's pretty cool to see where Rock n Roll started. We had a fantastic guide named Lahne ( hope I spelled that right) she made the experience even better. A must do...More

Thank Joe Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went to Sun Studio on a late Saturday afternoon during "Elvis Week". It isn't terribly difficult to find, but parking is a little tricky to find, given the narrow driveway between buildings, but it wasn't hard. Sun Studio is a rather...More

Thank CheckMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the studio around 10:30 on a Sunday morning and parked in the back of the studio. Upon entering we were a little disappointed because the place was small and a bit crowded and we were scheduled for the 12:30 tour. However, the...More

1  Thank Judy M
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9 August 2017|
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Response from Gasunflower | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The recording staff will be happy to get you started. TA will not allow web addresses, so just go to the Sun Studio web site. There you will see the names of the sessions producer, public relations manager, sound... More
Cindy M
15 July 2017|
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Response from Sylvia C | Reviewed this property |
The coffee shop is on the ground floor and the actual studio can be accessed thru a a door from the outside. The office and memorabilia are on an upper floor which probably is not wheelchair accessible.
30 June 2017|
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Response from 4jeriv | Reviewed this property |
If they enjoy music and museums, yes. I think small children aren't allowed but don't know age limit. They would enjoy a milkshake in the lobby before the your or as incentive after!