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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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Recent reviews from experiences in Nashville

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Nashville, Roman and Hall of Fame
Jace_E, Sep 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Enjoyed the tour and Leonard, the driver. This was a good overview of the city. The stops at the Rumania and Country Music Hall of Fame were excellent.
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An awesome experience.
LeAnn_M, Sep 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
We enjoyed standing on the stage where past performers stood, and viewing the posters and hearing the sounds of those who performed here.
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Something to see! Cool
Michelle_N, Sep 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
All the history of Ryman center! Performers posters different outfits of performers and neat statues of old performers
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Nashville with Roy.
Lisa_B, Sep 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Roy was great, very personable and informative, would recommend taking early during your visit to acclimate to city.
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Exceptional
Melissa_D, Sep 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Getting to stand on the stage! It was awesome a dream come true for me! I was here when I was ten years old and did not get to your the Ryman
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Great Tour
Janet_A, Jul 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Learning the history of the Ryman Auditorium, very informative and just the right amount of time for each visit.
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The entire experience was...
Brian_B, Sep 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
The entire experience was wonderful. The Ryman is a beautiful place & the complimentary photo on the stage was a memory we will always cherish.
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Outstanding tour
Janet_G, Aug 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
We loved this tour as it was informative and so well represented by the outstanding tour guide. He was a teacher, a history enthusiast, a comedian and overall enthusiastic person who loves Nashville! We give him 5 stars!!
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Loved the brief movie...
Melinda_H, Aug 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Loved the brief movie about the Ryman. The auditorium is beautiful and the history is very interesting!
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Well worth the money!
Robert_S, Aug 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Wonderful! I could have listened to our driver talk about the history of Nashville all day long! Very entertaining and knowledgeable about the city! Well worth the money!
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Very interesting and enjoyable
Judy_R, May 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
The history of the Ryman Auditorium was interesting and quite theatrical when the portraits were brought to life.
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Great place to visit!
Rebecca_W, Aug 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
The pictures and gold records on the wall. Also learned some about my favorite stars. Loved the costumes.

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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