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Ryman Auditorium

See the stage where many country music stars have played at the iconic former home of the Grand Ole Opry.

Ryman Auditorium: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nashville: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

1. Nashville: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Journey through Nashville's top sights with a hop-on hop-off trolley tour. View sights like the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Blue Bird Café. Head through 'The District,' a downtown area featuring opportunities for world-class shopping, dining and entertainment. Hop aboard the Old Town Trolley to view popular attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Parthenon, and the Bicentennial Capitol Mall. 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. Avoid city traffic and costly parking with an option that leaves you free to concentrate on taking in the sights. 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, the Old Town Trolley is the best way to see the city. Offering 13 convenient stops: 1) Lower Broadway 2) 116 5th Ave N: Ryman Auditorium 3) 222 Rep. John Lewis Way S: Country Music Hall of Fame 4) 301 6th Ave N, War Memorial/TPAC5) 401 Gay St: Musicians Hall of Fame 6) 900 Rosa L Parks Blvd: Farmers’ Market 7) Capitol View 8) 1305 Clinton St STE 100: Marathon Village9) 2500 West End Ave, Centennial Park 10) Midtown11) 1901 15th Ave S: Belmont Mansion12) The Gulch 13) 1001 Broadway: Union Station

Nashville: Downtown Helicopter Tour

2. Nashville: Downtown Helicopter Tour

Make your trip to Nashville truly memorable with a helicopter flight over the city's rapidly-growing skyline. Sit back in comfortable leather seats and take in the views. Choose from 2 different options and admire the skyline of 'Music City' and the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee. Fly over the Parthenon at Centennial Park, the state capitol building, and look straight down at the 50-yard line of the Nissan Stadium. Take in views of the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the AT&T building, and more. Make your way downtown along Broadway, hovering lower than the tops of the buildings. See if you can spot the legendary Tootsies Lounge from this unique vantage point. Upgrade your experience and sip on champagne with a luxurious VIP helicopter experience.

Nashville: Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tour

3. Nashville: Ryman Auditorium Self-Guided Tour

For more than 125 years, Nashville's iconic Ryman Auditorium has been entertaining guests and making music history. Enjoy a self-guided tour as you learn about the Ryman's place in Nashville history and the stars that have launched their career on this famous stage. Join the 'Soul of Nashville' multimedia experience for a thrilling lesson in Ryman Auditorium history featuring stars like Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, and Darius Rucker. Inside the auditorium, find exhibits and short films featuring your favorite stars of yesterday and today. Some of the stars represented are Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs, and Trisha Yearwood. You'll even get the opportunity to take a special photo on the iconic stage.

Nashville: Night Tour of Music City

4. Nashville: Night Tour of Music City

Take a night tour to discover insider stories and intriguing facts about Nashville’s music heritage. Ride through the city in a climate-controlled coach and learn facinating facts about the city's musical history from your guide. Hop aboard the bus to 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 the historic Jefferson Street. Listen to the history of the city’s rhythm and blues heritage, its honky-tonks, and its famous music venues. Discover the people that contributed to Nashville’s iconic music scene while taking in the stunning sights of this vibrant city.

Nashville: Sightseeing Cart Tour

5. 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 tour, hit 35 of the major sightseeing destinations of the city like the Ryman Auditorium, where the Grand Ole Opry, the longest-running American radio broadcast in history, is staged, the Gulch, Midtown, Music Row, and many 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. During the tour grab the opportunities to stop for priceless photos.

Nashville: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

6. Nashville: Guided Ghost-Themed Walking Tour

Explore the darker side of Nashville's past on a guided ghost tour. Visit the city's most haunted spots with a knowledgeable guide and hear fascinating stories about the ghosts of its past. Meet your guide at the Tennessee State Capitol. From here, you'll explore the city, visiting at least seven haunted historical locations. Learn about Nashville's Civil War past and find out how it later became known as America's Music City. 

Nashville: Murder in Music City Walking Tour

7. Nashville: Murder in Music City Walking Tour

Explore the spooky side of Music City on this ghost-themed, adults-only walking tour. See Nashville’s most popular haunted spots and hear fascinating stories about the ghosts of its past. Perfect for fans of true crime and all things creepy, get to know about Nashville’s brutal past, murders, the mob, haunted record shops, and the former red light district’s brothels. Beginning at the Tennessee State Capitol, visit 7 to 8 haunted ad historical locations. See the Union Station Hotel, the haunted Ryman Auditorium, and more. Follow your guide as you hear about ghosts, demons, and local murders, some dating back as far as 200 years.

Nashville: Music City Spirits Haunted Walking Tour

8. Nashville: Music City Spirits Haunted Walking Tour

Discover Nashville’s sinister secrets and paranormal hotspots on a guided 1-hour tour filled with stories that will frighten you, but also provide a fascinating peek into the Music City’s rich history. Hear a curated collection of historically-based tales and eye-witness accounts, which offer an unflinching look at the darker side of Nashville that is only talked about in hushed whispers. Walk with your guide through Broadway, Nashville’s nightlife area, and find out the ghastly secrets hidden in some of the area’s most popular locations.  See the bar where the ghost of Hank Williams Sr. still grabs a drink and listen to the fabled story of legendary Ryman Auditorium, home of the Grand Ole Opry radio show.  Learn about the mysterious tunnels that snake underneath much of the city and into the Smoky Mountains and hear of the tragic aftermath of the devastating 2010 floods and how they added a deep psychic aura to the city.

Downtown Nashville: Cinderella Private Narrated Carriage

9. 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

Discover Nashville: Fully Narrated Half-Day City Tour

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

Discover Nashville on a guided tour of the city's hottest sites aboard a comfortable van. Enjoy admission and self-guided tours of the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and the Ryman Auditorium. Be picked up near the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge and begin your tour through the city's landmarks. Ride through the historic downtown area and take in the vibe at Honk Tonk Row. Pass by Riverfront Park, Fort Nashborough, and the State Capitol.  Drive by the Bicentennial Mall, the Parthenon, Vanderbilt University, and Music Row where the historic Studio B is located. Take a self-guided tour of the Ryman Auditorium, known as the Mother Church of Country Music. Complete your experience with entry to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Engage with the music as you make your way through this 37-million dollar interactive musical experience and a tribute to Nashville's country music.

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What people are saying about Ryman Auditorium

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 596 reviews

Great self guided tour. Film on the history of the Ryman was excellent! Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. There was a performance that night so we even got to listen to several performers during their sound check. Highly recommend!

Mike was the best! He took extra time to show us some other places that were not on the tour. Definitely coming back for another tour next time I’m in town

We had a fantastic time with Luke! Now we’re trying To find time to come back to Nashville! And we would like to listen to Luke in his band!

Great quick adventure. We enjoyed the ambiance with the evening flight and looking at the city all illuminated. Highly recommend this!

Learned so much about Nashville. Everyone needs to spend the two hours in comfort.