Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

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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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  • Was there in April and had a free morning so opted to visit this museum. Was a great choice!! Loved seeing all the exhibits and learned so much about the history of country music. Would definitely... 
    Was there in April and had a free morning so opted to visit this museum. Was a great choice!! Loved seeing all the exhibits and learned so much about the history of country music. Would definitely...  more »
  • There were four of us together --two major country music fans and two who barley had a clue about country music. The museum is laid out beautifully with good flow and RICH with in depth history... 
    There were four of us together --two major country music fans and two who barley had a clue about country music. The museum is laid out beautifully with good flow and RICH with in depth history...  more »
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed my visit with my dad and brother. The place is huge. I also liked the fact that they had greeters at the door to answer any questions prior to admission. This made it feel very inviting right from the start. My dad, who is in his 80's, probably would not have been able to walk to see every exhibit, or we might have had to cut our visit short. They provided a complimentary wheel chair. This made our visit worth it (or as they say, 'it was worth the price of admission'). While my brother is not a country fan, I can honestly say that he enjoyed our visit as well. It was great to see my dad take us down a trip through memory lane of some of the old legends we had only heard about as kids. It certainly put a smile on his face and we created some great memories at the museum. The exhibits were put together extremely well. My only complaint (and it really isn't) is that I wish that some of the stage costumes had more history aside from who wore them. Being an entertainer myself I always appreciate the people behind the scenes and that side of history. Overall wonderful experience and can't wait to go back again. It is one of those places that you just can't take in everything in one visit. I'm also sure that exhibits change over time too.
  • First of all, for me the BEST part of the experience was the Studio B Tour with a WONDERFUL GUIDE, Brenda. She is exceptional. Not only was her delivery authentic and not the least bit 'canned' but her historic information was deep and interesting. FIVE STARS for Brenda. The Museum is very good if you are a true C/W fan, which admittedly I am not. It is visually innovative, full of everything. A must see for a non-CW fan visiting Nashville?... Studio B- Yes, the Museum either way.

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