Nashville Country Music Attractions to Visit

If you want to have a heel-kicking good time in Nashville, there is no better place than to go than downtown Nashville and see some of the top Country Music attractions in Nashville. People are casual down here, so don't get all dressed up. Just throw on your best pair of jeans and come on as we take a tour of some of the best country music attractions in Nashville.

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Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

Country Music Hall of Fame

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222 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Phone +1 615-416-2001

Always make enough time, to take a quick tour through the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Nowhere else in the world will you find such a collection of country music memorabilia. You'll see that Webb Pierce was quite the flamboyant one with his guitar-shaped pool and that silver dollar studded Cadillac.

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Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee

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2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214, USA
Phone +1 615-871-6779

The Grand Ole Opry has been heard on the radio since 1926, but that's nothing compared to seeing the show live and in person.

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Hatch Show Print Shop

Hatch Show Print exterior and neon sign

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224 Rep. John Lewis Way S, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
Phone +1 615-577-7710

Hatch Show Print Shop, one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America, has been open since 1879 and has printed posters for everyone from Elvis and Bob Dylan to Johnny Cash. They are currently owned by the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Historic Printers Alley

Bright signs at Printers Alley

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Printers Alley Between Union St and, Commerce St, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
Phone +1 615-947-5747

Yes, it really is an alley and it gets its name from being home to the original Printing Companies of Nashville. All are long since gone. There are a variety of clubs in printers alley, such as Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar, Brass Stables, Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar, Ms. Kelli's, Lonnie's Western Room and Club Caliente.

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Johnny Cash Museum

Exterior of the Johnny Cash Museum

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119 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201-2033, USA
Phone +1 615-256-1777

Officially authorized by the Estate of Johnny Cash, the museum features the largest and most comprehensive collection of Johnny Cash artifacts and memorabilia in the world. State of the art exhibits, a museum gift store, and special events make this the essential Cash venue to visit. Open in the heart of downtown Nashville and located at 119 3rd Avenue South Nashville, TN 37201.

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Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

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401 Gay St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
Phone +1 615-244-3263

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum covers all genres of music including country, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, jazz, rock, and pop. They offer everyone an inside look at the musicians and instruments have made their mark in music history. The new home of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at Municipal Auditorium located at 417 4th Avenue North.

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Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

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116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
Phone +1 615-889-3060

To get in the spirit there is no better place than the Mother Church of Country Music, The Historic Ryman. It was here in the 1950's that you could have seen stars, such as Johnny Wright and Ernest Tubb sitting out back, spinning yarns of life on the road while awaiting their turn to wow the crowds on the stage of The Grand Ole Opry.

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Tootsies Orchid Lounge

View of Tootsies from across the street

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422 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203-3931, USA
Phone +1 615-726-0463

When you're ready for the real honky tonkin' to begin, the only place to start is the original Honky Tonk, the world renown Tootsies, you can't miss it, it's the only Purple painted building on Broadway. Several other Honky Tonks worth stopping by are Woofy's, The Stage, and Rippy's all are nestled on Broadway as well.

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Wildhorse Saloon

horse statue outside of Wildhorse saloon

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120 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201-1902, USA
Phone +1 615-902-8200

Once you've gotten into the spirit of Nashville, it's time to go ​two-stepping at The Wildhorse Saloon. It offers 66,000 square foot of live entertainment, dancing, dinner and drinks and free dance lessons too.

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