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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

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Established in 1961 to preserve the history and traditions of country music, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum features rotating exhibits and frequent live performances by some of the genre's top artists. The museum holds a collection of video clips and recorded music, put together to illustrate the story of country music as it evolved over the years. Just seeing the exterior of the keyboard-shaped building in the heart of the city may rank high on your itinerary, but don't miss a chance to spend a little time exploring the museum's oral history exhibits, containing over 600 interviews with songwriters, producers, and performers. The museum also features an on-site gift shop and restaurant. Add Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and other attractions to your Nashville trip itinerary using our Nashville trip itinerary planner.
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  • Three floors of memorabilia of country artists. Current ones included Brad Paisley, Alabama and Zac Brown Band. There were cars such as Elvis Presley's solid gold Cadillac and the Smokey and the Bandi...  more »
  • Loved it here, so so much stuff to see one visit isn't enough! The exhibitions they have on at the moment are brilliant particularly the Dylan, cash and the Nashville cats. Great place to learn and al...  more »
  • Awesome exhibits for all - kids and adults alike. I especially enjoyed the Dylan/Cash exhibit. I had no idea what an influence both had on each other. If you are a die-hard rock and roll fan, you will...  more »
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  • There is so much neat stuff in this place!! The self-guided tour was great as it let us look at things for as long as we wanted. Lot's of history on country music in the building. I really liked the special display on Alabama. It was very interesting and informative. The staff was friendly and made sure we were having a good time. Worth the time and $$.
  • Amazing exhibits that span the history of country music. It's a self guided tour that you can experience at your own pace. It took us about 3 hours to go through and we still didn't see everything. I would definitely go again.
  • I don't know what I expected but I was quickly bored looking at country star's belongings. There were some historically significant items - Elvis' car, for example, but otherwise I wasn't that into it. Some of the videos were a nice walk down memory lane but otherwise it was just okay.
  • Interesting exhibits, but went as part of a group and may not have gone otherwise - country music isn't something I'm very interested in. The exhibits are designed well for an auditory experience, and i find that very cool and interesting. The subject matter seemed to focus moatly on the beginnings of country... bluegrass, steel guitar, etc and on current acts, but not all that much in between. Lots of Elvis available here.
  • I knew very little about country music going in, but found the exhibits educational and entertaining. Still, I wish there was a better synthesis of the historical and current trends/schools of country music. But I particularly appreciated the coverage in "Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats" on Nashville vocalists/instrumentalists that played an important role in the road to fame of the stars.