Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

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#1 of 160 in Museums in Tennessee
Established in 1961 to preserve the history and traditions of country music, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum features rotating exhibits and frequent live performances by some of the genre's top artists. The museum holds a collection of video clips and recorded music, put together to illustrate the story of country music as it evolved over the years. Just seeing the exterior of the keyboard-shaped building in the heart of the city may rank high on your itinerary, but don't miss a chance to spend a little time exploring the museum's oral history exhibits, containing over 600 interviews with songwriters, producers, and performers. The museum also features an on-site gift shop and restaurant. Arrange your visit to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nashville using our Nashville trip itinerary site .
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  • We spent a rainy afternoon at the museum. So much history learned things we didn’t know (and thought we did)! Did not do the audio tour as we had the time to read. Great exhibits cool to see the perso...  more »
  • I've been to Nashville several times and have never taken the time to visit here, but this time I am so glad I did. It's much more vast than I thought it would be. There is so much country music histo...  more »
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  • An excellent visitor attraction which contains almost too much to take in at one visit. Don't get me wrong, we loved it, but there was almost a sense of relief to come to the end. Clearly a huge amount of thought and effort has gone into the displays and services and the creative use of technology in different interpretations was superb. Some of the displays simply blew our minds, and we'll always think of the place positively when we remember it. Be sure to add on the optional Studio B tour which is worth every penny!
  • Great history of country music. I was impressed by what is in the museum and also by what is not. The Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan exhibit was closed, but we were able to see the timeline history of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. There is something for everyone no matter which era of country music is your favorite. The interactive tour bus was very popular with the younger audience. The best part is definitely saved for last. I got chills walking into the rotunda.
  • We went on a Saturday so it was very very crowded. This was an immediate turn off. We purchased the package that came with the audio tour and the RCA Studio B Tour. The audio tour was very boring. Most of this museum was about the really old country stars that did not interest us. We are young and are really only interested in the stars we've heard of. This whole museum was just a lot of reading and looking at clothes. I'm so glad we chose to go to the RCA Studio B because it was 10 times better. It was awesome. You got to listen to a lot of old music that was recorded there. It was a lot more interactive than the museum. I wish we would've skipped the museum and only went to the RCA Studio B.
  • I love the history here! Amazing displays. I recommend the studio b tour along with the museum package. If you like music history you'll enjoy the tour. Travel the weekend tour. Ron is a great guide
  • It was good. Enjoyed the outfits and cars. However, the Hee Haw stuff was a total turn off. I forgot how moronic that show really was. As an outsider, I don’t think that show put Country Music in a good light. Additionally, I think the price of admissions was too high; especially considering how difficult that price tag may be for some of their most loyal fans.

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