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Grand Ole Opry-Nashville, Tennessee It was voted #2 in our recent poll in our article, “Top 12 Things to Do in Nashville, Tennessee.”
In 1925, the Grand Ole Opry debuted as a radio show, establishing Nashville as the “Country Music Capital of the World.” The Grand Ole Opry has lived in many places, including the Ryman Auditorium, but it has always had country artists like Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban perform there. A trip to Nashville isn’t complete unless you take a tour of the Grand Ole Opry House and look back through the ages. Get a behind-the-scenes look with a backstage tour during the day or after the show. During a daytime tour, your guide will tell you stories about music legends who have walked the hallowed halls of the Opry, show you photos from the venue’s illustrious history, and possibly bring you onto the iconic stage. A post-show tour will take you through the venue’s 18 unique dressing rooms as well as Studio A, where “Hee Haw” was filmed. Many of the city’s best tours include a stop at the Grand Ole Opry.
Recent visitors liked the tours and said that the guides knew a lot about the institution and told them a lot of interesting facts. They also stated that seeing a performance here is a must.
The Grand Ole Opry is northeast of downtown Nashville. You can take a tour of the building seven days a week, depending on when concerts are happening. Visit the Grand Ole Opry website for more information and to purchase advance tickets.
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