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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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  • Very good18%
  • 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 via mobile

This was very easy to get to and although we didn't get to go to this exactly, we could feel the magic of its history. I wish we could have stopped and got to go in.

Thank Haba1ba
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Reviewed yesterday

My girlfriend and I decided to make an impromptu stop at Sun Records just before closing. They welcomed us in with smiles and we joined another couple for a personalized tour from Tiffany. The history was incredible in there and I left feeling more connected...More

Thank Stoan
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Reviewed yesterday

My entire family has loved Elvis for decades. We finally got to see Sun Studios and it was SO much better than we imagined! Our tour guide Graham not only knew everything there is to know about the studio and it's history, but he was...More

Thank Tanis C
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved this tour. The studio isn't large. But it is so historic! If you are a rock and roll fan this is a must if you are in the area.

Thank cintrix
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Our tour guide Clara was so funny and welcoming. We were able to learn the history of blues and rock’n’roll while having a good laugh. The whole tour is incredible, you get to listen to old classics and to be in...More

Thank lauralinck
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The history is amazing and the sound clips are stuff I need to find. The actual studio where Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and other recorded and invented rock 'n roll. The actual microphone used by those legends is not behind glass but out...More

Thank marktjprogrammer
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a wonderful tour! Our guide Graham made it fun and interactive. I would only say that being in a wheelchair made it impossible to take the first part of the tour as it is up stairs but he filled me in on everything...More

1  Thank Rusty R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great tour. There is so much history here and our tour guide was fantastic. It's so cool who has recorded here and who is still recording. Cute little gift shop in front and the tour was only about 45 minutes. After the tour,...More

Thank melissa328
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was well worth seeing , only a little disappointed because the same day we visited RCA Studio A which was such a moving experience, anything else was always going to be an anti climax.

Thank michael l
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My parents and I recently visited Memphis TN for a brief vacation a few days ago. We decided to visit Sun Studios it is Known as the "Birthplace of Rock N Roll". Clara, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the studio and made the...More

Thank Zoomerman
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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
23 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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