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Ryman Auditorium

116 Fifth Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
615 889 3060
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Ranked #4 of 123 Attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Concerts
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: One of the most famous concert halls in the history of country music, this auditorium still hosts live music events.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

guided tour was fun, got to see and a great show! many artists for every age, with all sort of music..

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Visit the Ryman for a glimpse of country music history. It's amazing to realize it really was a church - feel those pews! There is a lot of memorabilia around the building. But it's great just to walk the corridors of history.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

It was an ok place to visit. Yes it is a site for lots of musical history. I understand that. They didn't have very much as far as exhibits go. It's a self guided tour that took us 20 minutes to see everything. It was nice as a one time tour. We did not see a musical performance while on... More

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Milton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

An excellent place to check out and see the Mother church of country. Try and get on a guided tour, the are excellent

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Saskatoon, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful architecture and interesting story behind the Ryman auditorium . It's a short , self guided tour. Be sure to grab a coupon out of the nashville tourist pamphlets located in main entry prior to paying! View a short movie regarding the history of the Ryman, then walk about the theatre viewing display cases of memorabilia of Grand Ole Opry... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

A visit here is important for all music history buffs (and historians period). So many amazing things have happened here from musical to theatrical to political. Admission charge not excessive.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you never go inside, do see the bronze sculpture of Captain Ryman, riverboat man, outside in pretty pocket park behind the Ryman. Walk south toward Broadway,steeper uphill going north!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Ryman backstage tour was well worth the money. Our guide (Bill I believe) was knowledgeable and entertaining and the history of that building was really impressive. It's known for country music of course, but the Ryman has a long and storied history beyond just it's role in country history. In addition to the history, I am an architecture fan... More

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is a Nashville "must see". We saw Glenn Campbell's last Ryman performance, Ricky Skaggs, Peter Frampton, John Prine (every time he is in town) and others. All, without any exception were great. The staff knows their business and are all very helpful. Good drinks and clean rest rooms. A perfect historical place to see any concert. Saw Ralph... More

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Ryman is in use again and soon will undergo a $14 million renovation. I hope the renovation doesn't take away from the charm and sense of awe you get when you know you're in the presence of greatness, something really historically important. This incredible hall is still filled with the spirit of excitement and fun of extraordinarily talented celebrities... More

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