The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, Nashville

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Endorsed by the famous singer-songwriter’s family, The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe is your official guide to his colorful life. You’ll be taken from his early childhood and personal life to the peak of his fame and his death. Learn more about Johnny Cash’s music, his interests, and his family through interactive exhibits, short film clips and personal items. Ranked #1 on Forbes and National Geographic travel lists, the museum is not to be missed whether you’re a fan of Johnny Cash or not. Audio guides loaded with his music are available as you tour the museum. Before you head to Nashville, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nashville trip site , to make sure you see all that Nashville has to offer, including The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Great memorabilia and information. Knowledgeable staff and worth every penny. You will not be disappointed  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    We visited the Johnny Cash museum with friends from Australia. It was an interesting, self guided tour. Plenty to see. It was a little bit crowded for my liking. If you are a Johnny Cash fan, I think ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Great museum! Learned so much about the life, beliefs, and values of the "man in black". So interesting and such an amazing man. Small museum but full of artifacts. We spent 3 hours on a self guided t...  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    Very well organized. Not at all "cheesy" like you might expect. All displays of memorabilia are gorgeous. And there's tons of stuff to look at! Also lots of interactive displays with audio recordings and a viewing room with historical videos running on a loop. Worth the $18.95 entry. Oh, if you're a student there's a small discount.
  • July 1, 2017
    It was nice to see a lot of the memorabilia. The videos were very good almost excellent. You don't need more than an hour to an hour and a half for the whole museum. The Patsy Cline museum is above but I did not go in since it as a separate charge and I was short on time.
  • June 20, 2017
    One of the highlights of our visit to Nashville. Any period of Johnny Cash's life that you're interested in, they have some great information on. It was super-crowded, but I walked away very happy we took the time to stop. A very cool museum and well worth seeing if you're a fan.
  • June 19, 2017
    You can't skip out on the Man in Black. I loved the displays they had showing the difference in sound quality between his music on everything from 78s to mp3s. Definitely had a lot of information, anything you might want to know.
  • July 8, 2017
    So/so interesting stuff inside. I totally Love Johnny Cash but NOT worth the price of admission... AT ALL.

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