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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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Reviewed yesterday

I only seen the outside but that was enough for me. It is not nearly as big as I expected and just seems out of place right where it is. I wish we could have gone inside but just didn't have the time. Just seeing...More

Thank JASON8502
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the self-guided tour. It’s so special to walk through the Mother Church of Country Music and learn its story. Don’t miss this landmark when you’re in Nashville and it only takes about an hour to go through!

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed yesterday

What can I say? The original home of the Grand Ole Opry. If you are a country music fan, you need to experience music here just once. The Wife and I caught Bluegrass music on Thursday which really made the trip worth it. You gotta...More

Reviewed yesterday

The history is amazing, and the Ryman Video outlines the chronological events that shaped the auditorium and the “the Grand Ole Opry” from it’s beginning. It’s just a block off the main drag so do yourself a favor and visit the “Birthplace of Bluegrass” I...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed yesterday

This was an awesome building and thd short film introduction was ond of thd best I have seen. Well done!

Thank lyndilooSydney
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An awesome building in the heart of Nashville holding so many memories. The pictures on display tell the stories of musical times that represent many pages out of the American Songbook.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved the movie explaining the history of the Grand Ole Opry. This was a self paced tour of a beautiful old building. I cannot wait to come back for s concert!

Thank tammylbirr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take the self guided tour and enjoy the film which highlights the history of the building. Lots of displays and you can record a record !

Thank Aqua456
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the original spot of the Grand Ole Opry. There’s a film at the beginning of the self guided tour that is very informative of the history of the building and it was entertaining enough for the children to pay attention too. It was...More

Thank Gwen L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here a while ago with my parents. sorry it took a while to get around to making a review. We watched one of the Grand ol oprey shows. You can see that the performers were like one big tight family. Lots of laughs and...More

Thank Shane K
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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
21 May 2018|
Response from MattKaupinis | Reviewed this property |
Purchasing the backstage tour is just an add on to the self guided. I think it was like $10-15 more for the added on backstage tour. The guides are great, but you only get to see the new dressing rooms that weren't part of... More
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7 May 2018|
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Response from sylvia P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry...I am not sure. Were were near the back. But it is an old church building so it looked like all the seats would be ok. The angle looking up may be tiresome. Sorry that I can't say for sure. I hope that it works out.