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“Amazing facility, POOR content”

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Ranked #3 of 252 things to do in Nashville
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is the home of this popular American art form, safeguarding over 2.5 million artifacts, with two expansive floors of gallery space featuring permanent- and limited- engagement exhibits. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is also home to Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print. It offers three dining and four retail options, all open to the public. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
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“Amazing facility, POOR content”
Reviewed March 30, 2010

Though its impressive exterior and equally impressive interior lobby screams of amazing architecture, the content of The Country Music Hall of Fame's museum, sadly, is a different story all together. Instead of countless artifacts to facinate the visitor, the hall is largely filled with oversized/blown-up photographs and framed gold records, a few stage clothes and a lot of hand-written lyrics. Its permanent display and shrine to Country Music, called "Sing Me Back Home" is a HUGE disappointment. Its a lot of open space and not enough artifacts. Small glass cases house the artifacts that they do have. Currently (March 2010) they have an amazing Brenda Lee display in one room - if the entire museum was showcased like this one room, it would be worth visiting. Personally, I think The Grand Ole Opry Museum at the Grand Ole Opry is far better and totally worth visiting - AND IT IS FREE! Do yourself a favor at visit it before you pay the ludicrious price of admission at The Country Music Hall of Fame.

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“Wonderful museum filled with history”
Reviewed March 14, 2010

Visited Nashville with our children, ages 5 and 12, for spring break. We weren't sure if we wanted to spend the money on going here, because of the ages of the kids. So glad we did!! Both of the children loved it and it is 3 stories filled of music history!! We did spendthe extra and bought the audio tour, which was a waste for us because the kids weren't willing to stop at every display and listen. Overall it was a very wise choice for us to go and we enjoyed it!

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“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed January 3, 2010

Date of visit: 12/31/09

My 15 year old daughter and I visited the museum with no real expectations. I have to say that even though we aren't huge fans of early country music (although we are respectful of it), we left the museum with more insight. The only downside we saw was that there really isn't any modern additions since the early 90's. Country music is still shaping and ever-changing and we'd like to see more of that there.

We also toured RCA Studio B and that was something we highly recommend. The energy is rich and it's just something that shouldn't be missed. It also takes you over to "music row" where all of the modern day recording studios are. We would have liked a bit more time to roam about the general area, but didn't get it on the tour. You can always drive over there though.

Bottom line: I think the admission price for the museum and studio tour (we did the platinum) is a bit high, it's worth the experience.

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“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed October 18, 2009

Brilliant place to visit whether you are a country music fan or not. Parking cost $6 for whole day , which meant you could wander around Nashville without moving your car ( close to main street , Summitt Centre and Ryman Auditorium). Exhibits were stunning in museum.

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“Hall of fame was fantastic”
Reviewed October 9, 2009

Going to the Country Music Hall of Fame was a fantastic experience. It was really amazing to see all the great stuff preserved here and read some of the stories. I would highly recommend anyone in the area for vacation or whatever to take the time to go here. Very Memorable experience.

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