Well worth visiting all the music museums.Really enjoyed the Sun Studio tour and the guide made the tour so enjoyable.Make sure you leave enough time to see everything at the Rock and Soul and Stax museums.The only gripe we had was that the free bus was not running during the week we were in Memphis.
the tours were excellent. however when I booked them, the air planes at graceland were supposed to be included in the package, they were not. overall very good tours and very informational.
fabulous!! every stop of the way was interesting! did tours on our own schedule.
Loved every minute seeing Graceland, Sun Studios, Memphis Rock and Soul Museum, and the Stax Museum. This trip made me appreciate even more the contributions of Memphis to rock, soul, and blues music.
If you are remotely interested in music this is an absolute necessity.It might not look like much from the outside but once you enter the studio itselfor the church,as they call it on the tour,I defy anyone not to be moved by the history of it. Don't miss the opportunity to get a photo with 'THAT MICROPHONE ON THAT SPOT!! Absolutely amazing!
Lots to see and enjoy - a nice variety and a great way to learn the history of music in this country
Great tour! Family loved it, needed more time to do all the tour coupons. We'll be back
Do not try to do this all in one day! Graceland, Stax, and Rock and Soul Museum all take at least a good half a day to really enjoy. Sun Studios is the only one we'd suggest trying to combine in one day with any other.
Graceland was the biggest surprise in terms of quality and breadth of experience. We weren't Elvis fans to begin with, but we really gained a great perspective of the man and his achievements, and very much enjoyed the chance to see his home and how he lived. Not what you might expect! And there's a Pirtle's Chicken right down the road.
Sun Studios was the most compelling for it's being preserved in all its original not glory. Such a simple space, and such simple equipment, but such a moving experience to hear the songs in the original studio room while being able to toe the indentation in the floor where the upright bass was parked for all those years.
Stax gets high marks for its rebuilding everything per the original building blueprints, and you could definitely spend an entire day listening to everything there is to hear there, just as with the Rock and Soul Museum downtown. Which puts you right near Dyer's Burgers--did we mention we loved the food in Memphis? No matter how quickly you figure you can see it all, if you enjoy both history and music, you'll find the hours fly by and you still can't get to everything.
What a great experience. So much more than I had expected. From the thrill of being in THE Sun Studio to the emotions felt at Elvis' grave, this package hit a home run. Can't wait for our next visit.
Brilliant combination of venues!
Easy to access and good value.
Thoroughly enjoyed Gracelands, Sun Studios and the Stax Museum.
Would suggest a two day visit as it was tight fitting them all in in a day.
The music attraction pass was brilliant. It does not include transport to the attractions but that is not required as there is a free shuttle that runs regularly from the Gibson factory. Graceland, Sun studios and the Gibson factory are all must see destinations.
This was an absolute amazing experience. So very cool to stand where Elvis recorded his first record! Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Memphis!
When my friend suggest Memphis, I was lukewarm, but it wasn't a pricey trip. I was in for a very pleasant surprise. We stayed at the Holiday Inn; it wasn't fancy, but the location was great. We bought a package and went to Graceland, Sun Studios, and the Rock and Soul Museum. We also went to the Gibson Guitar Factory, but the highlight was the Civil Right's Museum. Allow at least four hours to get through the museum, it's an emotional experience, and Central BBQ is right next door! I'd avoid the Cotton Museum, a waste of time. The evenings were spent on Beale Street listening to music. With great food, music, and interesting attractions, and very friendly people, I'd rate the trip five stars.
PS Don't forget to go to Gus's Fried Chicken for the best fried chicken you'll ever eat!
Every site was sensational!! The pass saved us all a fortune! This is the "only way to go!"
By asking locals where to go and where to eat, we had the best time possible…thank you!!
Love loved it. This was definitely the way to go. Each place was so fun. I'd recommend this pass to anyone traveling to Memphis. Each stop is a must see!
Great place and a wonderful guided tour by a very talented lady... A real piece of musical history.!!
Loved every minute...
The four music venues that we went to were fantastic. We had a great tour at Sun Studio and Graceland was very much a "moment in time'. Rock and Soul was very interesting and self guided and Stax Record was especially worthwhile. Music aficionados must do these monuments to great music makers.
I enjoyed the entire experience! It was nice to walk right up with my voucher - no hassles and I already knew what I was spending. I enjoyed the full "Elvis experience" at Graceland - one did feel a bit "herded" through the house because it is a bit small and they need to keep visitors moving. I liked the audio tour that accompanied me. The memorabilia, cars and other exhibits made for a nice half-day tour. Parking at Graceland $10. The Stax Museum was lovely - a little treasure of racial harmony and history. I really enjoyed everything that the museum and foundation are accomplishing. It brought back a lot of memories of my youth. Parking -free. The Sun Studios tour was my favorite due to the enthusiasm of our tour guide and my new friends from Australia! The depth of musical history made in that recording studio (and it continues today) gives one goosebumps. I found free parking on the street. The Rock and Soul Museum provides a nice overview of the musical roots that have come together in Memphis. Again, the audio tour allows one to enjoy the museum at your own pace, focusing on your areas of interest. Paid for parking in downtown Memphis. The "courtesy" shuttle was was not running during my visit in June. As I had rented a car, this wasn't too much of a problem. However, my Australian friends got jammed. Have the name and number of a cab company handy "just in case." Overall, my visit to Memphis was wonderful!
The Sun Studio tour was fantastic 10 out of 10 .Nina who took the tour was wonderful. No one must miss this tour. Gracelands tickets were V.I.P so we were treated like royalty, even had our own 60th anniversary exhibition that only VIP's could go into. This Memphis Music attraction tickets were so worth it. Just rang the lady in their office when we got there and they faxed them to our hotel. Great Stuff.
We loved all the venues and found people very helpful in giving extra information; they were often volunteers with a love of the music and history of the area.