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Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Experience
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Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Experience
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“grand ole opry”(1,218 reviews)
“country music”(1,495 reviews)
One of the most famous concert halls in the history of country music, this auditorium still hosts live music events.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Nashville
116 Fifth Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219-2309
+1 615-889-3060
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All reviews self guided tour grand ole opry country music backstage tour mother church old church historic venue great acoustics larry gatlin short film minnie pearl great history piece of history beautiful building lots of history bucket list johnny cash
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Reviewed today

There is so much character in this building!! You can feel the history when you walk in. We decided to do the guided tour and I am so glad we did! Our tour guide Rich was the funniest, nicest man you will ever meet. He...More

Thank Kelsey T
Reviewed today

This is where it all started for many country music performers. We start with a short video talking about the beginning and end of the Ryman. Very well done. We continued with a self guided tour.

Thank JoKon110
Reviewed today

Visited in 1982 and 2018, renivations but kept the character and history. Grateful for all those involved in preserving this building!

Thank Diana S
Reviewed today

Learned alot about the Ryman and part of the country music history through the self-guided tour. A highlight of the day

Thank Explorer737513
Reviewed today

Lots of great history of country music here. Enjoyed the tour and information about all the acts that started here. Fun to see everything from the past and present.

Thank OhioTexican
Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful theater and fun to tour while a band was setting up. Saw backstage dressing rooms from the old days. Sat in the church pews and soaked it all in! Would love to see a concert there!

Thank Jane M
Reviewed today via mobile

My husband and I would both recommend this tour. So much history and it was very interesting. It wasn’t a very long tour, we did the self guided option and the hours of the museum were very convenient.

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed the music and the comedy for 2 hours but I'm a 6-foot 4-inch man and I found the seats in those old wooden pews extremely uncomfortable. The legroom is worse than an airline seat and I ended up standing at the back for the...More

Thank Edward C
Reviewed yesterday

We took a tour of the Ryman and really enjoyed the short introduction video. It was short, to the point, and had some cool effects. After the video you can wander the auditorium at your leisure to read facts and listen to other short clips....More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had some time to kill before leaving Nashville. One of our Lyft drivers told us you can’t miss the Ryman. We did the self guided tour and it took about an hour and a half. The tour starts with a short film about the...More

Thank Holly M
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26 September 2018|
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Response from Jonathan B | Reviewed this property |
They are usually every 15 minutes starting at 9:15 IF the backstage is available. If they have a concert that night sometimes it’s a limited amount of time given for backstage tours or there will be no backstage tours at... More
Lisa M
7 September 2018|
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Response from Kim S | Reviewed this property |
There is a special ticket you buy for making the cd. I saw people doing it and it looked fun.
5 September 2018|
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Response from ccraft06 | Reviewed this property |
you can get your picture "on stage" with the self guided. Its not exactly on the stage but right in front on a step. The guided tour only lets you walk on to the stage in a roped off area of about 10 feet in. The Grand ole... More
Jeanine K
9 August 2018|
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Response from Sally R | Reviewed this property |
Parking downtown is expensive. The person who suggested Opry Mills (Shopping Centre) is talking about the Grand Ole Opry which is not downtown. For any downtown attractions, you are best to take a shuttle -- goes to all... More
7 July 2018|
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Response from TuscanWino | Reviewed this property |
A look at the seating chart seems to put you in section 7, main floor, row Y so that's WAY far back. (Google images will show you the seating chart.) If you get further back than 12 rows on the lower level the balcony... More