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“Great for someone who appreciates the behind-the-scenes.”

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 18, 2014

As a musician, it was great to see the names and faces of the people that truly make the music what it is. There's a lot of session musician history and not a whole lot of household names highlighted. If you want to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspects of music, then go here. If you want to read and learn about a bunch of famous, household names then stay away. A true hidden treasure.

1  Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was in a bit of a sketchy neighborhood. It is next to the bus terminal. The museum was small but interesting. It was laid out by the state/ recording studio. It was hard to hear the audio since they are multiple audios near each other playing at the same time

2  Thank Lynn P
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum should be your first stop in Nashville. The tribute to Sun Records, American, Stax, Motown and more are all on display. It is a MUST!!

For Elvis fans.. The original walls of American Studio in Memphis are here. You will see the sound booth Elvis stood in front of to record Suspicious Minds, Kentucky Rain and all the songs from 1969. The instruments used on Elvis' session are here as well. It's simply.. Amazing.

I am a huge Charlie Rich fan and it was great to see pianos and photos of Charlie all thru the museum.

The staff is great and the location is easy to find with parking nearby. Stop in and get a tour

Jon Daly - Memphis Tn

1  Thank einvegas
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum was the best part of our Nashville vacation. We were amazed at the number of items here that were actually used in all the famous songs that were ever recorded. We spent hours in amazement just looking at the instruments and recording devices used by on all the great songs in music history. If you are a fan of music or play music, then this is the place for you. Nicely organized, friendly staff, and value priced. This was our first visit and I will be back in the future, because they are continually adding more and expanding. Do yourself a favor and visit this museum and make sure you have plenty of time. Loved it!!

1  Thank Sterling R
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you know music history you'll like this place. It is kind of small but it has an impressive collection. It is a bit pricey. Their employees are super nice, and helpful. Even if you don't know music history, you could still learn a lot.

Thank juani11
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