Day 1 You’ll See:
- Country Music Hall of Fame
- Johnny Cash Museum
- Man in Black - Wildhorse Saloon Lunch
- Ryman Auditorium
- Grand Ole Opry
While there is perhaps no real way to experience all of what Nashville has to offer in one day, there is a way to get pretty close, and this is it!
Explore the most iconic Music City stops, eat a true Southern Comfort meal, and even learn to line dance like the pros!
Country Music Hall of Fame - Established in the musical heart of Nashville in 1967, the Country Music Hall of Fame is an essential and exciting stop for your group. Considered the Smithsonian of country music, this hall of fame aims to collect, preserve, and interpret the evolving history and traditions of country music, which it does spectacularly. Inside this 350,000 square foot wonder, your group will find exhibits, publications, and various educational programs that highlight the enduring beauty and cultural importance of country music. There are some two million items within the museum, as well as the dynamic state of the art galleries, archival storage, retail stores, and more!
Johnny Cash Museum - This list-topping institution, recipient of the coveted AAA GEM rating, has scored endless accolades, including The Tennessee Association of Museum’s 2014 Award of Excellence, and is ranked “#1 Must-Visit Museum for Music Lovers” by Conde Nast, one of “5 Nashville Must-Sees” by Forbes, and by the Huffington Post as one of “22 Reasons You Should Visit Nashville.” Rolling Stone magazine places it in the Top 10 Tennessee Spots for Music Lovers and Money Magazine calls it the “Best Culture Stop in Nashville.” Cindy Cash, Johnny Cash’s daughter, has this to say about the Music City phenomenon: “Whatever anybody needs to know about my dad that they don’t know already is in that museum.”
Man in Black - Wildhorse Saloon Lunch - In conjunction with the newly opened Johnny Cash Museum, tour the fabulous museum and gift shop, then come to Wildhorse Saloon for a great Southern buffet, listen to Johnny’s hit songs and have a line dance lesson to one of his famous songs!
Ryman Auditorium - Known tenderly by southerners and tourists alike as the "Carnegie Hall of the South," Ryman Auditorium is a true country music icon in Nashville that your group is not going to want to miss. Inside the Ryman, your group will have the chance to tour the halls of the historic entertainment mecca and set foot on stage and backstage, getting the full Ryman Auditorium experience. Hear the story of Earl Scruggs and how this very site became the birthplace of Bluegrass, see memorabilia from the 1901 Barber of Seville opening at Ryman, and be immersed in the past as you learn about the earliest performers at this venue such as John Philip Sousa, Harry Houdini, Charlie Chaplin, Bob Hope, and even Theodore Roosevelt.
Grand Ole Opry - What began as a simple radio broadcast in 1925 has grown into Nashville’s number one attraction and a true American icon, the Grand Ole Opry. The Grand Ole Opry is dedicated to honoring country music’s rich history and dynamic present and showcases a mix of country music legends of the past and contemporary chart-toppers of the present. During a tour, you will walk in the footsteps of country superstars and get an exclusive look at the behind the scenes on the Grand Ole Opry stage. Your group will hear stories of backstage excitement throughout the years, as well as have the varying opportunity to see a star preparing or practicing before a big show!