Skip to content
Museum

Sun Studio

50 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Blake
Blake
March 3, 2020
Elvis Presley got his start in this small studio just east of downtown Memphis. Today, you can tour Sun Studios, learn all about Memphis’ musical lore from local artists who serve as tour guides, and even stand at the microphone where the King of Rock & Roll himself made history while crooning,…
Anhtony
Anhtony
March 3, 2020
The sun studio is a historical recording studio located in downtown Memphis and was opened in the year 1950. Many legendary singers have performed here such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Ray Orbison and Carl Perkins but the most iconic singer who recorded here was a truck driver named Elvis…
Spencer
Spencer
February 8, 2020
This is in the Edge District close to Downtown. A tourism hotspot.
Maira
Maira
October 2, 2019
Tour the historic studio of famous artists!
Andrea
Andrea
September 27, 2019
Great option for music lovers!

Places to stay nearby

Locals also recommend

Museum
“The Lorraine Motel was the site of Martin Luther King Junior’s assassination, and though some might have had it demolished or allowed its tainted history to dictate its future, the city of Memphis has turned the motel into an incredible homage to the civil rights movement that King labored so diligently to progress. The National Civil Rights Museum underwent a 27.5 million dollar renovation in 2012 and in order to properly exhibit the entire history of civil rights, the museum encompasses not just the Lorraine Motel, but several surrounding buildings as well.”
  • 100 locals recommend
Museum
“his site is for the real “soul searchers” out there. Yes, that’s the second time the same pun has been used in one article. The Stax Museum of American Soul Music is another must-see attraction for music fans and non-music fans alike. An exact replica of the former Stax Records recording studio, it resides at the very address where Stax Records once operated and boasts a gargantuan 17,000 square foot museum full of vintage musical instruments, mementos and exhibits. These exhibits concern the history of soul music and also emphasize the various influential artists who had, at one time or another, signed with Stax Records. Among the many exhibits are those dedicated to past and present Stax Records artists Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding and Albert King, among many others. Though the museum focuses on Stax Records artists, it also boasts a massive video footage collection of various non-Stax artists such as James Brown, Tina Turner, The Jackson Five, Stevie Wonder and other high-profile soul artists. Some of The Stax Museum’s most impressive artifacts include a genuine, century-old Mississippi Delta Church, the authentic Soul Train dance floor and Isaac Hayes refurbished Cadillac Eldorado. The museum also hosts a bounty of ever-changing exhibits dedicated to the history and legacy of soul music.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Museum
“A list about Memphis would be incomplete without the well known home of Elvis Presley: Graceland. Learn all about the artist’s origins and see his '70s home decor—including the famous Jungle Room. Across the street, find a relatively new museum featuring Elvis’ collection of classic cars, next to several cafes and other museums dedicated to music.”
  • 78 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Memphis has a top zoo - they have pandas!, a wonderful museum called Brooks Museum, a golf course, and is near Cooper Young district. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Memphis zoo is one of the largest indoor animal facilities in America as well as the oldest as it was opened in the year 1906. The zoo is home to 3,500 animals belonging to 500 different species and the area is divided into various zones such as the teton trek that is home to grizzly bears, timber wolves and river otters. The Northwest Passage houses the ultimate crowd pleasers- polar bears and sea lions that even perform at an amphitheatre. The African Veldt contains white Rhinos, giraffes, zebras and elephants. The cat country includes leopards, lions, cheetahs, Bengal Tigers, Jaguars and snow Leopards, among many others.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Location
Memphis, TN 38103