Ryman Auditorium

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Afar Magazine

The Ryman is a place of pilgrimage for every country music fan. Full review →



Often called the "mother church of country music." The Ryman is indeed a former house of worship, but it's the music that made it one of the world's most famous performance halls.


Condé Nast Traveler

The Grand Ole Opry used to be in downtown Nashville, but when it expanded and moved to the 'burbs, the historic former Opry became the Ryman Auditorium. Full review →



A country-music shrine, the Ryman Auditorium and Museum was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Full review →


Frommer's 34

The single most historic site in the world of country music. Full review →


Lonely Planet

The Grand Ole Opry took place here for 31 years... today the Opry returns to the Ryman during winter. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

Built as the Union Gospel Tabernacle by Nashville riverboat captain Tom Ryman... designed an auditorium, with a 100ft-high ceiling and stellar acoustics. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Open daily for tours, which include its new immersive "Soul of Nashville" experience, which uses state-of-the-art technology to take visitors through the auditorium's decades worth of history. Full review →



Dubbed “The Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium was a house of worship before it became home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. Full review →

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