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Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Nashville Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

    1. Nashville Hop-on Hop-off Trolley

    The "Home of Country Music", Nashville hosts the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and the Blue Bird Café. The capital of Tennessee is also famous for The District, a downtown area featuring shopping, dining and entertainment. To view these and other popular attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon and Bicentennial Capitol Mall, hop aboard the Old Town Trolley. More than just a sightseeing tour, it's a fun and educational adventure as your trolley conductor provides an entertaining narration that includes little known facts and behind-the-scenes tips. You can avoid city traffic and costly parking when you step off the trolley to explore your favorite attractions. When you're finished, just hop aboard the next Old Town Trolley to continue discovering all that Nashville has to offer. A combination of transportation and entertainment, Old Town Trolley is th...

    Our bus driver was knowledgeable and funny. We stayed on the 90 minutes initial tour to get an overview of the city. Well worth the money, would definitely recommend this tour.

  • Nashville: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    2. Nashville: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    Explore the riveting history of one of the most significant developments in 20th-century American music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. After entering through the ornate Hall of Fame rotunda, styled after musical notations and the black keys of a piano, head into the museum’s core exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. Immerse yourself in the history and sounds of country music, its origins and traditions, and the stories and voices of many of its honored architects. Explore an array of photographs, artifacts, text panels, recordings, and archival footage as you move through the museum’s collection. Don’t miss limited-engagement exhibitions, chronicling the thrilling period of country music in the 1970’s, or technologically-enhanced exhibitions focusing on contemporary trends in the genre. Stop by the Taylor Swift Education center to take part in ...

    Great museum with lots of history! We added the audio tour and it was definitely worth it.

  • Nashville: Night Tour of Music City

    3. Nashville: Night Tour of Music City

    Take a night tour to discover insider stories and intriguing facts about Nashville’s music heritage. Explore the city’s current music scene. Learn about the people, places, and events that gave Nashville its reputation as Music City. The trolley tour passes Music Row, the Ryman Auditorium, Elliston Place, and historic Jefferson Street. Along the tour route, listen to your guide as tells the history of the city’s rhythm & blues heritage, its honky-tonks, and its famous music venues. Learn about the people that contributed to Nashville’s iconic music scene while taking in the stunning sights of this vibrant city.

    B’E’rt was an excellent host. Karrie drove it like a Prius. Great couple of people sat behind us. Have already recommended it and would definitely go again when in Nashville!!

  • Nashville: Sightseeing Cart Tour

    4. Nashville: Sightseeing Cart Tour

    Experience Nashville from a local’s perspective while you zip around town in a golf cart, seeing, touching, and smelling your way through the music city. On this 1.5-hour tour, hit 35 of the major sightseeing destinations of the city—from The Parthenon, a full-sized replica of the iconic Greek building, to the Ryman Auditorium, where the Grand Ole Opry, the longest running American radio broadcast in history, is staged—and much more. After you hit all the sights, pick up some recommendations from your local guide for nightlife and restaurants in Nashville so you can make the most of your time in the vibrant city. Make sure to bring your camera—you’ll have many opportunities to stop for priceless photo-ops. The fleet of carts can accommodate groups ranging from 1-50 people per tour—though groups of 2 may be paired with up to 3 other people.

    Tyler our guide was amazing. We enjoyed ourselves and it was a very educational trip. He explained several interesting facts about Tennessee and Nashville. Showed us very interesting places to visit.We had a blast!!! Thank you, Carol Gootee

  • Nashville: RCA Studio B & Country Music Hall of Fame Combo

    5. Nashville: RCA Studio B & Country Music Hall of Fame Combo

    Step back in time to share the room with your favorite musicians and go behind the scenes of the most famous recording sessions in country music history. Check in at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and be assigned your tour time of RCA Studio B. Hop on a bus there with your guide, then learn about Dolly's "first big break", a fateful Christmas recording session with Elvis, and much more. Stand in the room and feel the magic as famous songs pump through the speakers. After your guided tour of the studio, hop back on the bus to return to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where you can explore the riveting history of one of the most significant developments in 20th-century American music on a self-guided tour. Enter through the ornate Hall of Fame rotunda, styled after musical notations and the black keys of a piano, before heading into the museum’s core exhibition, Sing ...

    The tour was an hour long, ride to, tour, and ride back to the Hall of Fame. It was nice to be in such a historical place. We got to hear music and stories behind the music. Also, a video of Hank Snow was nice. We all got to sit at the Piano, which Elvis Loved. Just a nice time.

  • Nashville: 15-Minute Downtown Nashville Helicopter Tour

    6. Nashville: 15-Minute Downtown Nashville Helicopter Tour

    Make your trip memorable with a helicopter flight over Music City. Your adventure begins in the comfortable leather seats of a climate-controlled helicopter. Immediately after lifting off, you will see the remarkable Nashville skyline and beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. This tour takes you over one of the most beautiful and rapidly-growing skylines in the country. Fly over the Parthenon at Centennial Park, and look straight down at the 50-yard line of the Nissan Stadium. See if you can spot the legendary Tootsies lounge as you fly over Broadway.

    Wonderful staff, friendly staff! The flight was fantastic and and filled with interesting facts. Well worth the money.

  • Downtown Nashville: Cinderella Private Narrated Carriage

    7. Downtown Nashville: Cinderella Private Narrated Carriage

    Bring your own royal family or small group for an eye-catching Cinderella tour of Downtown Nashville. This is an amazing way to see all the hotspots of Nashville while making your own new memories. Join your expert guide for a narrated tour while you travel in style. This tour includes hotspots such as: The 5 Star Historical Presidential Hotel The Hermitage Schermerhorn Symphony Center The Country Music Hall of Fame, The Bridgestone Arena The Johnny Cash Museum Riverfront Park Hard Rock Cafe The Wild Horse Saloon Printers Alley The Tennessee State Capitol Building The War Memorial Building Nashville Performing Arts Center Tennessee State Museum The Ryman Auditorium Tootsies Orchid Lounge

    It is so beautiful, my granddaughter rode in it on her birthday and she loved it a carriage for a princess ❤️

  • Downtown Nashville: Private Narrated Carriage Ride

    8. Downtown Nashville: Private Narrated Carriage Ride

    This insightful tour includes hotspots such as: The Schermerhorn Symphony Center The Country Music Hall of Fame The Bridgestone Arena The Johnny Cash Museum Riverfront Park Hard Rock Cafe The Wild Horse Saloon The Ryman Auditorium Tootsies Orchid Lounge and other tourist attractions and insight into various popular dining establishments around our great city.

    Even though the find was a bit hectic due to the 4th, we had a good time. Just next time be sure and book at a more leisure time!

  • Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

    9. Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

    On this 3.5-hour Discover Nashville Tour you’ll see the highlights of Music City. You’ll also enjoy admission and self-guided tours at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Ryman Auditorium. You’ll see Nashville’s most famous landmarks, including the historic downtown area, Honky Tonk Row, Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough, the Tennessee State Capitol, Bicentennial Mall, the Parthenon, Vanderbilt University, and Music Row – home to historic Studio B. No tour of Music City would be complete without a self-guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, known as the Mother Church of Country Music, and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The Hall of Fame & Museum is a USD 37 million interactive musical experience and a tribute to Country music and to the city of Nashville. Please note that there are occasions when the Ryman Auditorium or the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum may be...

    Going to see The Country Music hall of fame and the Ryman museum was amazing. The driver was very knowledgeable. We truly enjoyed this tour!

  • Nashville: Top Attractions City Pass

    10. Nashville: Top Attractions City Pass

    The Nashville Explorer Pass offers you a selection of over 10 must-see attractions, landmarks, and tours for one discounted pre-paid price. Save up to 8% compared to regular admission, have everything arranged in advance, and get exclusive extras. Your pass features special perks including moonshine tastings, an Opry Mills coupon book, or a poster souvenir, helping you make the most of your Nashville trip and save even more along the way. Plus, there's no need to decide what you’ll do or see in advance, and you can take up to one year after purchasing the pass to make your first visit. Choose between a Circle Pass, Music Pass, or Fun Pass: Circle Pass This pass includes access to Nashville’s Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour, Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, National Museum of African America Music, and the o...

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What people are saying about Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 509 reviews

We jusmped on and off 2 times each time a different tour guide. BOTH of them were great... SO much history that they shared was fascinating. Had a great day. Lots of fun Thank You

Our bus driver was knowledgeable and funny. We stayed on the 90 minutes initial tour to get an overview of the city. Well worth the money, would definitely recommend this tour.

B’E’rt was an excellent host. Karrie drove it like a Prius. Great couple of people sat behind us. Have already recommended it and would definitely go again when in Nashville!!

Great museum with lots of history! We added the audio tour and it was definitely worth it.

It was amazing, on time, and the pilot was 2 thumbs up.