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Birthplace of Country Music Museum

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Address: 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way, Bristol, VA 24201
Phone Number: 423.573.1927
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COUNTRY MUSIC TOUR

What a brilliant place, all new with lots to see and great to listen to the history of country music. Situated in Bristol, what a place totaly music , music, music all over this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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falkirk
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falkirk
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a brilliant place, all new with lots to see and great to listen to the history of country music. Situated in Bristol, what a place totaly music , music, music all over this town, again brilliant.

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asheville, nc
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43 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

New museum has multimedia exhibits of performers and technology which started the recorded music of Appalachia.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We stopped in passing through VA. Glad we did! Really unexpected pleasure... Enjoyed all the features. Learned something about the start of country music that I had no idea of. This must be a hit with school trips! Interactive fun ... If you like music, check it out! Employees were super friendly and helpful.

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Daniels
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Awesome place! My great-grandfather is represented in this museum. They have done a wonderful job making it interactive and fun. It is in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution.

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Hillsville, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We only live 1.5 hours away and have heard about the museum since it opened in 2014, and we were anxious to visit. It was well worth the time and money. The museum is modern and very clean. The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. The museum is affiliated with the Smithsonian. It is an interactive museum. The focus... More 

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Penn Yan, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

This new museum is a must see for all music lovers, all genres! Affiliated with the Smithsonian, it is an interactive visit to the early recording days of American music. A great attraction!

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Round Rock, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This Smithsonian Affiliate Museum is very well done. I was pleased to learn about the Bristol Sessions that took place in 1927. The Carter Family and Jimmie Rogers were part of the recordings. The Library of Congress ranks the Bristol Sessions among the 50 most significant sound recording events of all time. Allow at least four hours to listen and... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This museum is fantastic! It is a newly-built, two story structure. My fiance and I toured the place as a potential wedding reception venue... Let me say, the people are extremely kind and the the museum displays are very engaging. I particularly enjoy the Johnny Cash section :) There is a sound-proof booth for singing, seats to watch videos, buttons... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

If you like country/bluegrass/mountain music, put this on your bucket list! We decided to stop in Bristol just to break up a drive to Nashville. So I googled the town and discovered this museum (only opened in August 2014). What a bonus! It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian and has that level of quality. The focus is the 1927... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This museum is an excellent resource for locals and tourists alike! The staff/volunteers are incredibly passionate about what they are doing and your experience at the museum. There are a ton of things to do so give yourself plenty of time to visit.

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