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Grand Ole Opry
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Grand Ole Opry featuring autumn leaves
The pride and joy of Nashville residents and hallowed ground for country music fans the world over.

Beginning in 1925 as a "barn dance," the Grand Ole Opry is the longest running radio show in American history. The two-hour program is broadcast live on Friday and Saturday nights, and on Tuesday nights March through December. Each show features a number of artists, from country music legends to budding artists, performing bluegrass, gospel, folk and country.

To be part of the Opry audience, head to the Grand Ole Opry House, nine miles (14.5 kilometers) from downtown Nashville. Here, near the banks of the Cumberland River, stands “America’s most famous stage.” Legends such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline all made their mark on the Grand Ole Opry stage. The tradition continues with contemporary artists like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley.

The Grand Ole Opry relocated at various times over the decades before settling into its latest home in 1974. Once inside, look center stage for the well-worn, dark oak circle, cut from the original stage at the Ryman Auditorium. Take a backstage tour for the chance to step onto this sacred piece of Americana. Every winter, the show returns to Ryman Auditorium, a converted tabernacle known as the "Mother Church of Country Music."

Beer, wine and snacks are available from concession stands at the venues. You are not allowed to bring in outside food. If you are after a sit-down meal, you should dine before your visit.

Backstage tours of the Grand Ole Opry House are available throughout the week and range from daytime backstage tours to post-show and VIP tours. The Grand Ole Opry Museum is located next door, so arrive an hour before showtime to explore the costumes, guitars and furniture of country music greats such as Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins and Hank Snow. Tickets are sold through the box office or on the official website.

The pride and joy of Nashville residents and hallowed ground for country music fans the world over.

Beginning in 1925 as a "barn dance," the Grand Ole Opry is the longest running radio show in American history. The two-hour program is broadcast live on Friday and Saturday nights, and on Tuesday nights March through December. Each show features a number of artists, from country music legends to budding artists, performing bluegrass, gospel, folk and country.

To be part of the Opry audience, head to the Grand Ole Opry House, nine miles (14.5 kilometers) from downtown Nashville. Here, near the banks of the Cumberland River, stands “America’s most famous stage.” Legends such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline all made their mark on the Grand Ole Opry stage. The tradition continues with contemporary artists like Keith Urban and Brad Paisley.

The Grand Ole Opry relocated at various times over the decades before settling into its latest home in 1974. Once inside, look center stage for the well-worn, dark oak circle, cut from the original stage at the Ryman Auditorium. Take a backstage tour for the chance to step onto this sacred piece of Americana. Every winter, the show returns to Ryman Auditorium, a converted tabernacle known as the "Mother Church of Country Music."

Beer, wine and snacks are available from concession stands at the venues. You are not allowed to bring in outside food. If you are after a sit-down meal, you should dine before your visit.

Backstage tours of the Grand Ole Opry House are available throughout the week and range from daytime backstage tours to post-show and VIP tours. The Grand Ole Opry Museum is located next door, so arrive an hour before showtime to explore the costumes, guitars and furniture of country music greats such as Patsy Cline, Marty Robbins and Hank Snow. Tickets are sold through the box office or on the official website.

Top Hotels Close to Grand Ole Opry

Best Western Suites Near Opryland
Best Western Suites Near Opryland
2.5 out of 5
201 Music City Circle, Nashville, TN
The price is $118 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Donelson, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Texas Troubadour Theatre and Cooter's Place. Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills are also within 2 mi ...
4.2/5Excellent! (956 reviews)
"Really nice place and staff was friendly. Would stay again"

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Best Western Suites Near Opryland
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is $279 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 19
Located in Donelson, this spa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Ole Opry Museum, Grand Ole Opry, and Cooter's Place. Opry Mills is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,473 reviews)
"We had so much fun! Old Hickory Steakhouse was amazing and the staff there were wonderful. Sound waves water park was a blast! We didn’t want to leave the hotel."

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Nashville, TN
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Nashville, TN
2.5 out of 5
210 Rudy Cir, Nashville, TN
The price is $122 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Located in Donelson, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Texas Troubadour Theatre and Cooter's Place. Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills are also within 2 mi ...
4/5Very Good! (969 reviews)
"Great stay there. Staff was friendly"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Nashville, TN
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Best Lodging Options Near Grand Ole Opry

Ramada by Wyndham Nashville/Music Valley
Ramada by Wyndham Nashville/Music Valley
2.5 out of 5
2420 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN
The price is $85 per night from Jun 28 to Jun 28
Ramada by Wyndham Nashville/Music Valley
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
4 out of 5
2800 Opryland Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is $279 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 19
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Best Western Suites Near Opryland
Best Western Suites Near Opryland
2.5 out of 5
201 Music City Circle, Nashville, TN
The price is $118 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Best Western Suites Near Opryland
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Nashville, TN
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Nashville, TN
2.5 out of 5
210 Rudy Cir, Nashville, TN
The price is $122 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Nashville, TN
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Nashville-Opryland, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Nashville-Opryland, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
2461 Mcgavock Pike, Nashville, TN
The price is $162 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Nashville-Opryland, an IHG Hotel
Fiddler's Inn
Fiddler's Inn
2 out of 5
2410 Music Valley Drive, Nashville, TN
The price is $92 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Fiddler's Inn
Hyatt Place Nashville Opryland
Hyatt Place Nashville Opryland
3 out of 5
220 Rudy Cir, Nashville, TN
The price is $143 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Hyatt Place Nashville Opryland
Award Winning Chalet Retreat-downtown Nashville Opry and More! Premier Partner
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Private Quiet Apt Aprx15 Minutes to Downtown or Airport No Stairs
Nashville, TN
Private Quiet Apt Aprx15 Minutes to Downtown or Airport No Stairs
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