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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. Use our Nashville vacation builder to visit The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe on your trip to Nashville, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Having had a father that loved to play Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley on our long family road trips, I grew up singing Johnny Cash songs with the wonderful pauses on the old 8 track tapes. The museum w...  more »
  • I just loved seeing, hearing and reading all about Johnny Cash.There was many things that I did not know about Johnny. Very informative and entertaining. It's a bit cramped and was even more cramped i...  more »
  • not too impressed, a lot to purchase however. has an added feature of a cafe. has another performer's museum in the same building.  more »
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  • 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.
  • The museum is informative and well laid out. While the focus is (of course) on music, it also explores Cash's early life, humanitarian pursuits, and faith. Staff is happy to share annicdotes about Cash's life. The "Ragged Old Flag" part of the exhibit brought me to tears.
  • Great museum if you are a Cash fan! Took us about 30 min to buy tickets and get in and another hour or so inside the museum. There is a TON of things to see and ALOT to read so you cN stay longer if dedicated. I am definitely a fan of his music and really enjoyed my time here. Would recommend anyone coming to Nashville stop by.
  • This museum does a very good job showing the life of Johnny Cash. Tons of neat memorabilia and personal items throughout various times of Cash's life. Great selection at the gift shop at reasonable prices. I had a great time and I highly recommend Cash fans go. If you're somehow unfamiliar with Johnny, I still recommend a visit here.
  • I absolutely loved this museum. It was our first stop in Nashville and was a great way to start off. I am a Johnny Cash lover and have been all 15 years of my life. It is a great experience for all ages and really brings him to life. VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!