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Ryman Auditorium
Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium

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116 5th Avenue North, Nashville, 37219-2309

The Basics

Travelers can visit independently or on a Nashville tour—ride a hop-on hop-off trolley and stop at the Ryman Auditorium for a self-guided tour or take a guided backstage tour to see dressing rooms, exhibits, multimedia presentations, historic memorabilia, and artifacts.

Music history buffs may prefer to visit the auditorium on a walking tour of downtown Nashville, to hear stories of the city’s must-see sites, while foodies can stop by the Ryman on a culinary tour. Alternatively, combine a visit with an evening tour of Nashville featuring live music and a traditional barbecue dinner.

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Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
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$30.77 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing time!
The video at the beginning was amazing! But the whole experience was wonderful. We will definitely tell our friends
Bobbie_I, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Nashville

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Great Time
Terry_Y, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
We enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to others....We especially liked the Ryman Auditorium....Hallowed Ground!!!!
star-5
Great tour
Lynne_M, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Our guide Lenard was so knowledgeable about the city. He was entertaining and funny. The bus was clean and air conditioning was nice and cool. So much to see in Nashville and now we know where to look.
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Great and knowledgeable...
Shahe_G, Apr 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Great and knowledgeable driver, clean bus, on time, great service, comfortable experience, respecful
star-5
Very Nice All Around Tour
Charles_P, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
A nice overall view of the downtown Nashville area with the added perks of going in to visit The Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. The tour guide was very funny and informative.
star-5
Great time and learned a lot
Debra_W, May 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
The history of the Ryman video. Enjoyed seeing all the pictures and standing in the stage. Next time will do the backstage tour!!!!
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Trip to Nashville
machine17, May 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Plenty of information to read I liked that it was at your own pace It was very neat seeing all the different people that had been there and the people that created it
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Neighborly Nashville
Mary_B, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Driver was knowledgeable and fabulous sense of humor! All the sites and areas we went were great. The tour covered many areas, not just the most well known.
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Mother of the Oprey
Jeanine_M, May 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
One of the most memorable experiences I have had in a long time. The rich history, from when it was built to the music acts that have performed there. I was immersed in the history the whole tour.
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Start your stay with this tour
WadeA_P, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
We greatly enjoyed the tour of Nashville. It gave us great insight about this place and getting to tour Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame was an added plus.
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First time Nashville
Chris_C, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Guide was excellent and detailed. Stops were great. History especially detailed by the guide. Comfortable ride.
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Walk through the past of country music
Gary_R, May 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Wonderful tour. The Ryman is full of history and country Music culture from the beginning to the present.
star-4
Good way to hit the high points
Jean_Y, May 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
It was a good tour with a knowledgeable tour guide, but we went through the city so fast you about got whiplash looking at stuff. The time at the Ryman and CM Hall of Fame seemed about right.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Café Lula, the Ryman’s on-site dining venue, serves up local food and drinks from 9am to 8pm every day, with extended hours for concerts and events.

  • Cameras are permitted during daytime tours but are not allowed backstage.

  • There are no coat check facilities.

  • The Ryman provides wheelchair escorts during nighttime events for guests with limited mobility; accessible ticket options are available.

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How to Get There

The Ryman is centrally located in the heart of downtown Nashville, at the junction of Broadway and Fourth Avenue. The entrance is located on the Fourth Avenue side of the building. The site does not have a dedicated public parking lot.

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When to Get There

The Ryman Auditorium and museum are open year-round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Tours are offered daily between 9am and 4pm. The most popular time to visit is from April through October, when warm weather brings Music City to life. Winter is the city’s off-season, when visitors may find lower prices.

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Not Just for Country Music

Although it’s the original home of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry country music concerts, the Ryman stage has seen superstars of every genre. Artists such as Paul Simon, the Pixies, MGMT, and even Houdini have performed here, in addition to comedians Joe Rogan and Bill Burr.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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