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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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$26.62 per adult
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We love the Ryman
We love the Ryman, everyone working there was so helpful friendly and seemed to really love being there.
Will_P, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Nashville

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Ryman is fantastic
Diane_D, Nov 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
The Ryman Auditorium is an important part of country music’s history. Don’t go to Nashville without stopping by.
star-5
Very nice, clean, calm tour.
Liz_A, Oct 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Driver was very knowledgeable of Nashville and so many different landmarks! He was fun and friendly, and the bus was very clean. Good time!
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Learned a lot
sonia_c, Nov 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Always a more enriching experience to sightsee a new place while learning the history from a local. Tour guide was well spoken, humorous and accommodating.
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Historic Building tour was amazing.
DARREN_A, Oct 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Amazing tour of one of Country Music's most famous buildings. We learned so much about Nashville and The Ryman Auditorium after this tour. The only problem was we were not told there was an event scheduled that day and had to go through the topur faster than we would have liked.
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Very memorable experience!
Jeana_S, Nov 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
We loved the movie we watched at the beginning of the tour. It really brought the experience to life!
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Blessing in disguise
David_G, Nov 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
For starters, we booked this tour by accident. Originally we wanted the double decker bus tour. However, the tour we took was 3 hr and we are soooo glad we did because we had a GREAT time. It was intimate. Our tour guide, LAWRENCE, was AWESOME. Very knowledgeable of Nashville as he should. We enjoyed every minute of it but of all the places we like Ryan the most….because it’s full of history. Highly recommended!!!
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Great experience, the...
Sarah_B, Nov 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Great experience, the guide was knowledgeable and humorous, great companions as well. Just the right amount of driving and walking
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Never been here before,...
Deana_P, Nov 2021
Ryman Auditorium "Mother Church of Country Music" Self-Guided Tour in Nashville
Never been here before, also never been out of Wisconsin before, so seeing this one awesome. Thank you for this opportunity for something so great
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Nashville: Music City Then and Now
Pamela_K, Nov 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Our driver was very knowledgeable about Nashville and it’s history. He mixed humor into his presentation making it easier to retain various bits of information. Would do the tour again!
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Great overview
Gabbie_P, Sep 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
This was the perfect way to get acquainted with Nashville, especially since we had never been there before. The video at the beginning of the Ryman auditorium rivals a Disney production. We never felt rushed at the 2 stops.
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It was informative and...
Jane_C, Nov 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
It was informative and our guide was personable. He informed us of nashville as we toured the city pointing out historical sites.
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Nashville in 3 n a half!
Bob, Nov 2021
Discover Nashville City Tour with Entry to Ryman & Country Music Hall of Fame
Really didn’t study the itinerary before we went. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour, our guide Big Jerry, the history, Ryman and Country Western Hall of Fame museum. Jerry was great with his knowledge of facts and history. Thoroughly enjoyed. Big time recommend.

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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