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Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tour

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    Make your way to the Ryman Auditorium, where you can redeem your voucher for admission on a self-guided tour. The first stop on the tour is the “Soul of Nashville,” a state-of-the-art theater experience that uses special effects, holograms, and archival footage to introduce the Ryman Auditorium’s 125-year history, with plenty of country stars along the way, including Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, The Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Vince Gill.
    Following the presentation, continue through the Ryman Auditorium’s exhibits; short films are hosted by Emmylou Harris, Marty Stuart, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Skaggs, Robin Roberts, and Trisha Yearwood. The exhibits cover everything from the early days of country music performance to contemporary stars: visit Workin’ on a Building, Showplace of the South, Mother Church of Country Music, Inspired: 125 Years of Performance, and Ryman Renaissance.
    This self-guided tour is available from 9am to 4pm.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Do not miss this attraction if you’re going to Nashville! It is extremely interesting to learn the history behind not only the building but How country music really got it start in Nashville. The interactive introduction was fascinating! The actual auditorium and the different exhibits...More

    Thank 511jerseygirl1965
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    My wife and went on this tour. I thought I knew a lot about the Ryman. Turns out most of what I thought I knew was wrong. Nice little film to start the tour. Being able to walk around at our own pace to read...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Rob L
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    In town and wanted to make sure we got to see the Ryman. Was good to see how the Ryman was and the parts of music history were a part of it. Worth the time.

    Thank tphelpsj
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    The guided and self-guided tour of Ryman Auditorium was a great experience. The history and figures involved were very well presented.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank MARK K
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    The self guided tour was pretty spectacular. We took pictures at the mic with guitars in hand and I was able to record a song in the studio set up on the first floor of the Ryman. We had a great time. It's a small...More

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    Andrea K
    7 July 2019|
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    Response from 933julier | Reviewed this property |
    Parking can be expensive and a challenge in downtown. I highly recommend using the Library Lot and walking. Less than 2 blocks from the Ryman and very cheap - $1 per half hour with a daily max of $10. If you park there... More
    Stanley H
    12 May 2019|
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    Response from JohnMcko | Reviewed this property |
    No. The Ryman Auditorium is where the Grand Old Opry moved into. The building got old and they built a new building for the Grand Old Opry on the other side of the river. Ryman Hall is a fascinating building with an... More
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    • Duration: 1h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English
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