Ryman Auditorium and Museum
The historic home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium is one of the must see sites that makes Music City famous. Built in 1892 (and initially serving as a tabernacle) it was used for the Opry broadcasts from 1943 until 1974. After the Opry moved to a larger venue, the Ryman sat largely unused until it was reopened as a performance hall and museum in 1994.
Today, the Ryman is a popular 2,362-seat live performance venue as well as a National Historic Landmark. Both country music stars and legends in other genres have graced the Ryman stage throughout its long and proud history. Among the many notable stars to have performed there include Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson, and Patsy Kline.
Taking a tour of the Ryman allows you to walk in the same steps of music royalty, seeing the backstage area and dressing rooms that hosted these many stars.
Great way to get an overview of Nashville, especially if you only have a short time in the city. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.
We very much enjoyed the sightseeing tour of Nashville. So many fun things to see and the trolleu tour guide did an excellent job. Thanks.
Great tour guide, and wonderful overview of Nashville.
Located right in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Ryman is easy to visit no matter where you are staying.