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Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

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Neighborhood: Downtown Nashville
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Address: 417 4th Ave. N, Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN 37201
Phone Number: 615-244-3263
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Description: Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors musicians from stars to studio...
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum honors musicians from stars to studio players, from all genres of music. Historic artifacts include instruments played on original recordings of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hank Williams, Sr., George Harrison, Frank Sinatra, The Supremes, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Chicago and more. See the original stage where a young Jimi Hendrix played. "To be recognized by this institution is the greatest honor a musician can have." -Neil Young.
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Let's haer it for the musicians.

Last visit was on the last day of the old location. The new location is well worth a visit. Great exhibits. Video stories are the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Last visit was on the last day of the old location. The new location is well worth a visit. Great exhibits. Video stories are the best.

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West Bloomfield, MI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved this place, everything from Elvis's piano to Hendrix's guitar. Covers country, pop, rock, motown. See handwritten score from writers and musicians. See Glenn campbell's suede jacket, the funk brothers sax, Johnny Cash and Roy orbison's guitars.

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Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

We are very glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate your review! Take care. Sincerely, Amy Holm Director of Public Relations Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum More 

Minnesota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I had toured the Ryman, Johnny Cash museum and the country music hall of fame the previous day. I had seen this on Trip Advisor and we had a couple of hours to fill before leaving town. It was interesting and can be done in about an hour. There is country, Motown and old rock represented too!... More 

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Delmar NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you play guitar, drums or have appreciation for such this is a great place for inspiration. The are still building up the exhibits but plenty to see as is. Figure 2 hours.

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Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Yes, we are expanding and almost doubling the size of the museum by the end of summer 2015. We're glad you enjoyed your visit; come back to see the new wing! Sincerely, Amy Holm Director of Public Relations Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum More 

Markham, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lots of meat things but this is small potatoes compared to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Definitely check it out of you're a music fan but if you're short on time I would definitely spend my time at the Country Music Hall of Fame first.

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Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

right when you enter you see a cafe. there are displays throughout the building of pictures of different musicians telling a little info about them. they do have restrooms which is always a plus. you can ask the info desk too where are great places to see in nashville. they are very helpful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

When I first went to the Musician's Hall of Fame, I was expecting to hear all about some of the traditional greats. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was not that at all. There is an entire behind-the-scenes group of people, called session musicians, who are finally given their much deserved tribute in this museum. While walking through... More 

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Schererville, Indiana
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110 reviews 110 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

On a recent trip to Nashville and Memphis, we visited Graceland, Sun Studios, Stax, etc., so our visit to the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum brought us full circle. It was quite an epiphany for me to learn that all the singers I loved from the 60s, 70s and beyond were all probably famous because of the session musicians... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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13 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Let me start by saying that this place could just as easily be titled "The Recording Industry Museum". The nearly total focus was on the musicians who recorded music in Nashville, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and Los Angeles. So, it was also very heavily focused on musicians who played on rock and country records. Not a lot about New York, Miami,... More 

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Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we value each customer's business and opinion. We are indeed expanding the museum. Within the next 6 months we will be almost doubling the size of the museum, with particularly focusing on music-centered cities like you've mentioned. We hope you come back and see it! More 

Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I didn't know what to expect when going to see the Musicians Hall of Fame. This museum is unlike any other music hall of fame. Did you know that the music you hear on CDs is not actually played by the same people who are on stage at concerts? I learned from the Musicians Hall of Fame that all the... More 

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Amy H, Public Relations Manager at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate everyone's business and opinion. You are right, we focus on the lesser known musician and we're glad you learned a lot. Thanks again! More 

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