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“A Place worth Visiting”

Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & the Tex Ritter Museum
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Carthage
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Sudbury, Canada
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70 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Place worth Visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Met Rhonda the curator who was an encyclopedia of knowledge on country music and entertainers of Carthage. We met up with Betty and Elenore. Betty grew up with Jim Reeves and was an awesome lady to get to know with her friend Miss Elly. A music Juke box with oldie goldies playing tunes from the past ,what a blast. Individual Glass displays with memorabilia of country legends, George Jones, Mickey Gilley, Jim Reeves, Tex Ritter and his son John Ritter and many more. A gift shop with authentic country ware and souvenirs. After visiting we took a ride over to Fugler's Feed and Trough for lunch, which is a 5th generation run business with awesome food which happens to be in Betty's Family.

Visited September 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 reviews
“Nice visit.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place had allot of inductees with allot of displays put in a small area. Very nice though and worth the trip.

Visited September 2013
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Shropshire, England
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335 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Whether or not you are a country music fan ( we are) you should enjoy this wonderful little museum. It is most interesting and well laid out, and Rhonda the guide has many good stories to tell. We were so pleased we included this on our road trip from the UK.

Visited May 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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157 reviews
80 attraction reviews
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“Enoyable visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

I found this museum very interesting and found Rhonda to be very, very informative, knowledgable, and a person that you could tell, loved her job. Don't forget to swing by the Jim Reeve's gravesite and memorial (3 miles east) while you are in the area

Visited April 2013
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Doddridge, Arkansas, United States
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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“Pure country no doubt about it....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

The trip to Carthage was really worth it. The Texas country music hall of fame is the best. Rhonda will really help you with any questions that you have. She will take your photo in front of your favorite stars and she will let you play the jukebox and dance if you want too. They have all kinds of gifts for all ages. The book on Jimmie Dean was wonderful, also the book about the "Louisiana Hayride" and station KWKH was outstanding. I spent several hours there and had my photo taken in front of NEAL MCCOY's show window. And I danced to a lot of the old country music. It brought back a lot of good memories. I will go back again, it's well worth it.

Visited January 2013
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