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“Well Worth It”
Review of Sun Studio

Sun Studio
Ranked #3 of 163 things to do in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Ft.Worth, TX
425
Reviewed 21 July 2005

What can you say, it's where it all started. Make sure you find out the times of the tours before attending. I believe there done in hour intervals (2:30; 3:30, etc.). I found the gift shop interesting, but not for a whole hours worth of looking and waiting(time your visit for minimum waiting). Standing in the actual studio (the one you have seen so many times on TV) is the highlight of the tour. I would say this attraction runs a distant second to Graceland. I would advise to use Sun Studios as your warmup before going to Graceland. See Graceland first, and I believe Sun Studios would not have as much "pizzazz"! (Save your visit to Graceland as the headliner)

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Reviewed 26 January 2005

sun studios was brilliant i went on the 8th of january and Eldorado was our tour guide. You were brilliant rerally brought it to life! Nicola Crouch, Isle Of Wight, England

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Reviewed 5 June 2004

the tour was amazing. davey was my guide. we learned alot about the studio. two unfortunate things however, first, we brought both of our kids. our youngest is 2 (nowhere does it say that 2 year olds are not allowed on the tour till you get there). to help out they gave us a b1g1f ticket so that my husband and i could take separate tours, but that still ment hanging around for an hour with nothing to do. there are no other attractions in the area the only thing to entertain her (for 2 hours) was the snack bar. they werent sure about letting the 4 year old but he went (no rules against that). another thing they offer is the chance to record your own song, but, that was our of order the day we went. i would love to go again but, when the kids are older. thanks davey (and the nice lady who minds the store and snack bar for the drinks).

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