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Address: 116 Fifth Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
Phone Number: 615 889 3060
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: One of the most famous concert halls in the history of country music, this...
One of the most famous concert halls in the history of country music, this auditorium still hosts live music events.
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Very cool look at history!

I'm not even a fan of country music, but "the Mother Church of Country Music" is really cool to see given its history. During the winter months when the Rockettes are at the new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I'm not even a fan of country music, but "the Mother Church of Country Music" is really cool to see given its history. During the winter months when the Rockettes are at the new Grand Ole Opry, you can see/hear the show from the Ryman.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We visited the Ryman auditorium at the request of my mother, who had been there with my grandparents and family when she was a kid. We sat in the pew where she sat years ago and soaked in the stories she had to tell my child. A real trip down memory lane as we toured the original Grand Ole Opry... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We did the behind the scenes, backstage tour and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I love country music, but my kids and husband don't know much about it. Still, we all enjoyed learning the history of this beautiful building. The self-guided tour was wonderful, and the guided backstage portion even better. Our young tour guide was knowledgeable and super excited about her... More 

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East coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

As music and music history lovers, we loved this experience! We took our kids, ages 4 and 7, to the County Classica, hosted by the talented and versatile Larry Gatlin. Many great performers. Beautiful venue. Cool gift shop. A definite plus is the concession stand with wine and full bar - you can take your drinks and snacks in with... More 

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The Ryman IS history! The Opry started out in this great facility, and almost everyone who is anyone has played here over the years. Any time that I am here, I sit and look around the place, trying to imagine the unbelievable stories of history that have happened in this very room. If these walls could talk, I would listen... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

So we've all heard about the Ryman Auditorium and its history, well I have to say I go see bands in a ton of places but nothing is quite like the Ryman. Beautiful inside, great acoustics, not to be missed if a band is playing there and you can get a ticket.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Excellent self guided tour. The auditorium is beautiful, with wooden pews and great acoustics. The museum pieces were very interesting. There are a vast number of posters signed by artists who performed there. To my surprise, they were not just country musicians. There were signed posters from Marian Anderson and Louis Armstrong and Ben Folds and ColdPlay and what seemed... More 

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The "true" and original Ryman is located on 5th avenue in downtown Nashville, not in Opryland. Every show there is ultimate because of the Ryman's venue power. It is a must if you enjoy music, because of it's acoustics and intimacy. When an artist you enjoy plays there, GET TICKETS! Just make sure your seats aren't in obstructed view territory,... More 

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Kempner
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Being at the Ryman Auditorium was unbelieveable. To just be in the same place that changed country music was a GOD gift. To stand there and imagine all of the hall of fame singers that performed there gave us a feeling that can not be described. The only down fall of this tour was that they did not allow us... More 

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North Tustin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Go in December when the Rockettes show is at Opryland and see the Opry at it's home, thd Ryman. Take the tour early in the day and stay for the show. Gave me goosebumps. Benches are a little uncomfortable but so what, this is country music mecca. Real country not rock and roll with a twang. Just go!

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