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Walkin' Nashville - Music City Legends Tour

414 Union St., Nashville, TN 37219
+1 615-499-5159
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Ranked #1 of 62 activities in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Established July 2012. Hank, Johnny, Chet, George, Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Dolly, Willie . . . There was a time when country music was on a first name... more » Owner description: Established July 2012. Hank, Johnny, Chet, George, Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Dolly, Willie . . . There was a time when country music was on a first name basis with its fans. A time when the streets of downtown Nashville were alive with the sound of backroom guitar pulls, Midnight Jamborees and the Grand Ole Opry. Now you can recapture the magic of this golden era on the Walkin' Nashville Music City Legends Tour. Packed with history and behind-the-scenes anecdotes about your favorite country legends, this 90-minute walking tour tells the real story of how Nashville came to be called Music City. You'll see Printer's Alley, The Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, Ernest Tubb Record Shop and Hatch Show Print.Your friendly guide is Grammy-nominated journalist and musician, Bill DeMain. A longtime resident of Nashville, he will show you hidden corners of the city not found in any guidebook and tell you stories you won't hear on any other tour.From APRIL - OCTOBER, tours run Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday. From NOVEMBER - MARCH, tours run Friday & Saturday only (weekdays available by special arrangement for groups of 8 or more)Start Time: 10:30 AM (Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in)Tour Length: Approx. 2 Hours « less
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Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Normally, no matter where we travel and take tours, I always end up looking at my watch hoping it will be over soon. This was the only time I can remember (including tours in Europe) that I was only looking at my watch to make sure we had more time. Bill's inside knowledge of Nashville was wonderful. It was funny... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Six of us did this tour at the start of our Nashville vacation. I knew from other reviews that it was a must do. And we were not disappointed. Bill knows Nashville inside out and the details of the locations he talked about just blew us away. The little known facts about the history of Nashville that you will not... More

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Paris, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I booked this tour based on the reviews on trip advisor. Bill is so knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. Although you don't actually go "into" the auditorium or through the museum (that would be an all day tour!) what I know now about the places we visited compared to before the tour is huge! The tour isn't especially strenuous, however if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Bill (a self proclaimed music nerd) has probably forgotten more about Nashville than most people will ever know. The tour was gripping and the stories that Bill tells along with each landmark or back alley just makes the tour that much more interesting. I would have never knew a manhole cover that I had walked over multiple times prior to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My two daughters (23 yo and 21 yo) and I did the Walkin' Nashville tour with Bill DeMain. The tour took about 1.5 hours and covered many of the downtown Nashville places of interest - as far as country music is concerned. Bill did a fantastic job of filling us ( a group of about 20 people) in on the... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Bill's tour is unique due to his own musical history and knowledge,and we would mirror others' advice that doing it at the beginning of a trip is ideal as he has knowledge of which venues to seek on which days and evenings as well as his amazing stories about the places visited and his personal experiences. Definitely not to be... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

An excellent introduction to the place, especially if you've not visited before. Bill's knowledge can handle the trickiest of "off-topic" questions. You get a good list of "essentials" but don't be afraid to ask for hints and tips for what else to do. Had a rubbish night in Roberts the evening before the walk but went back on his recommendation... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Bill DeMain is an encyclopedia of country music and this tour will give you a great understanding of how country music and Nashville's history intersect. We took his tour on a humid Thursday morning and had a great time. Even though it was hot, the tour had several stops inside buildings and bars with A/C and there were only a... More

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

"Nashville... the place were Sunday morning meets Saturday night"... Two weeks ago, I took my daughter on the "Walkin Nashville-Music City Legends Tour" with Bill DeMain for her 18th birthday. Although it only cost me $18 for her ticket, this walking tour was the best gift I have ever given my daughter, because of how it helped her to SEE... More

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We wanted to do this tour at the beginning of our visit to Nashville, but it was booked, so we took it near the end of our stay. Still worth our time. Recommend reserving before you come. Even though it was a little rainy, it was well worth it. A leisurely paced walk from Union, down Broadway and down to... More

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