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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
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Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
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USD30.77 per adult
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Do the backstage guided tour!
Staff was plentiful and very helpful. Great tour and guide - took the backstage tour for an extra $10 pp and highly recommend it. Lots of history and guide makes it better!
Rick_d, Aug. 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Nashville

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Ryman and Nashville City Tour Rocks
Linda_C, Aug. 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Ryman Auditorium was rich with history. The short video they showed at the beginning gave an excellent and entertaining history before walking the auditorium. Also, our guide Leonard gave us a great driving tour of Nashville!
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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
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The movie was informative...
Susan_G, Jul. 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
The movie was informative and engaging. We enjoyed it so much. Lots of memorabilia of the past to enjoy. Most places take your photo but then urge you to buy more. Great to have a free photo to remember the occasion.
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Eye-opening
Melody_B, Jul. 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Truly eye-opening. I learned several things I didn't realize before. The beauty of the restored auditorium was amazing.
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The Ryman and The Country Hall of Fame - A dream come true.
Eucharia_F, Jul. 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Visiting the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Hall of Fame and seeing all the sights of the city of Nashville. Wonderful experience for a country music lover. We had a great guide in Leonard. Who was witty and knowledgeable about the city and the places we visited.
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AMAZING
Carolyn_L, Jul. 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Learning more about the Ryman Auditorium history was amazing! The staff were so friendly and welcoming!
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History of nashville
BillieJo_F, Aug. 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Learning about nashville history. Our tour guide was funny. It was a good experience seeing the Roman and music city
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Very informative
Kathy_Z, Jul. 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
The back stage upgrade was totally worth it! Our tour guide was amazing! I have been wanting to tour the Ryman for many years. I’m glad I finally did it.
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Close to broadway
Steven_B, Aug. 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
In walking distance to broadway, county music hall of fame. Nice view of the city from our room. Enjoy your stay!
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Definitely a must see tour!!!
Kelle_B, Jul. 2022
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
What an interesting tour! Enjoyed all the videos and displays. Learned so much about the history of the building and it’s purpose. Had no idea that many forms of music and entertainment artists performed there in the past and still today!
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The tour driver was super...
Camille_S, Jul. 2022
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
The tour driver was super informative and a great story teller. We loved visiting these two places and getting to know tge story behind the Ryman Auditorium
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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
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