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Ryman Auditorium

116 Fifth Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
615 889 3060
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As featured in 3 days in Nashville
Ranked #2 of 117 attractions in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Newport Beach, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

There is a feeling of nostalgia as soon as you enter. You can almost feel the spirits of the entertainers from the day. I enjoyed learning about the acoustics and how the building was designed to enhance the sound.

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Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We weren't sure about touring the Ryman, but decided to stop in. We did a self guided tour for $15/each (a little pricey, I thought) Loved the feel of this place! So much history. Glad we stopped by!

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Concord, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We took the backstage tour of the Ryman on an earlier visit to Nashville and I forgot to leave a review of it. I felt as if I should do so, since my wife and I enjoyed it so very much. The tour includes the whole auditorium and our tour guide was fantastic as she not only included everything contained... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

must visit when in Nashville, loved the live music and have seen it on the show Nashville great you can buy beer there

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was my 2nd trip to the 'Mother Church' and the first since the renovation. This place is GORGEOUS. The incredible detail in the project is evident at every turn. What blew me away is the display showing how their painstaking work uncovered the paint border on the balcony that had been hidden with decades of paint/plaster. It was not... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed touring the Ryman Auditorium and learning about its history. What a spectacular music hall. I would love to see a show there sometime! What is preventing me from putting 5 stars is that our tour guide was a bit absent minded. He was a very nice elderly gentleman, but he didn't seem very knowledgeable about the history and... More

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Chicago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I figured this would be an interesting stop, but I had no idea how much history the old home of the Opry and before that the tabernacle had seen. We probably shouldn't have pinched pennies and spend the extra $5 for a guided tour, but the self-guided tour but very interesting. You won't think so when you see it, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A lot of history and a great stop for country music fans. They play a quick video you should watch before your tour to get some of the history. The backstage tour was not our favorite. The dressing rooms are not too much to see and you can't walk on the stage. If you like old country music and are... More

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Bristow, Virginia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I saw four live acts, including the Charlie Daniels Band, at the Ryman. It was definitely worth it. Don't worry about getting a bad seat in the house: I paid for the cheapest tickets they had that night and my seats were great (stage left). I'm sure my seats might have been "better" if I paid a little more, but... More

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Alden, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The history of country music in the Ryman is incredible. The structure is just what I imagined. You could spend hours in here.

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