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Johnny Cash Museum and Bongo Java Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Cafe, American
Breakfast, Brunch

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Breakfast, Brunch
Cafe, American
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Johnny would be pleased with the tasteful way in which his life story is told and his belongings and costumes are displayed. I was very moved when I visited here and highly recommend it. Warning: may bring a tear to your eye.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank heyjudithz
Reviewed May 6, 2019

So much information about Johnny Cash that I had no idea about. The exhibits are heartfelt and personal. The museum really does a good job showing the good and the not as good. The space seems a little cramped but I guess that is to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Midge M
Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

The food at the cafe, including the sweet tea, was phenomenal!! I sure wish I could make Cobb Salad like that at home, but I know I can't. Anyway, the food was great, the service was great, and the overall experience was five stars!!!!!👍👍👍👍

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Very good museum- handwritten notes from Johnny- photos, clothes, report cards- things you wouldn’t expect. Tells the story with memorabilia of the great Johnny Cash. About $43 for 2 but we really enjoyed it. Areas to sit and watch video clips

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 465ChristineD465
Reviewed April 11, 2019

This museum is very good for any Johnny Cash enthusiast. It is well organized and has audio as well as visual things to look at.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Lots of info on Johnny Cash and his family. Also there are many relics from his life and career. Definitely take the time to watch the video at the end of the tour. There is a lot of reading.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jeanne S
Reviewed March 28, 2019

Outside the museum looks small and scruffy. My husband is the fan so I was not very keen to go in, but it is like the Tardis. When you get inside there are lots of rooms with great exhibits. Very well presented and lots of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Brenda B
Reviewed March 7, 2019

Go there before you take the tour - we tried the bagel and cream cheese (different flavors available) and the kids had the egg bagels - very fresh and they explained all the options. Pricing is perfect for a quick breakfast downtown!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Loutravel
Reviewed February 23, 2019

Spent several hours looking and learning all about Johnny Cash. Great museum honoring his life and career.. I have always loved Johnny Cash and to be in this place was so inspiring. Didn't go to the Bongo Java Cafe.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sunny45
Reviewed February 10, 2019

This was worth the admission charge. We spent most of an afternoon there. Seeing you this was one of the reasons we went to Nashville. We also wanted to stay at the Gaylord. It was a wonderful time.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Response from Jeanne S | Reviewed this property |
If you read everything and watch the film, 1 hour 15 min to 1 1/2 hours.
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