What’s a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, without a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum?
I spent a day at the museum that witnesses the history of country music development in the U.S.. This museum was established in April 1967, with the largest and finest country music collection in the country!
If you are a big fan of country music, this place is for you!
Countless music samples, books, magazines, and design prototypes attracts music lovers (like me) to visit. I’m not an avid listener of country music, but I certainly appreciate it.
More than 800 old-fashioned costumes will pull you back to the post-1920s era, feeling the charm of legendary musicals!
If you have a few hours, or a full day, take a tour of this country music-themed museum!
Afterwards, visit the museum shop, and have a bite to eat. Over food & drink, talk about what you saw!
Here are four (4) fun things you can see (and do) at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville:
♪ Walk Through the Exhibition Hall
Of course, you are here to know more stories about country music development. The exhibition hall has countless music samples, books, design prototypes and musicians’ belongings attracts music lovers to visit and leave their admiration.
More than 800 old-fashioned costumes will pull you back to the post-1920s era, feeling the charm of legendary musicals.
I loved seeing Elvis’ car:
♪ Attend Programs and Exhibitions
The museum holds a lot of programs and exhibitions every year to enhance communication between music and the audience. Visitors may have a chance to directly face and talk to songwriters or singers here.
The museum has invited some musical masters, songwriters, and singers to share their stories with the audience, showing an entirely true music world.
Maybe you are curious about the backstage stories of how a song is written and how a song faces people after being recorded and edited.
You can always check the museum’s calendar before visiting to find out who is performing.
This is how up-close you can get to the music performers:
♪ Visit the Gift Shops
Near the end of your day at the museum, don’t forget something to capture the memories of your unique experience.
The museum has three (3) gift shops that show different style souvenirs to their customers.
Circa offers Nashville-made food and home decorations as well as men’s and women’s clothing. Some seasonal items such as Christmas decorations will be on display every year. Accessories with Nashville-style features, such as wallets and purses, are also on the shelf.
Hatch Show Print Store
Hatch Show Print Store is one of America’s oldest letterpress shops, creating prints that have been unique for more than a century. Look at the print press and handmade posters! You can smell the distinctive aroma smell of ink!
Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery manages art. It presents historical remains of the original posters, as well as modern interpretations and celebrations of letterpress.
At the end of visiting the Exhibition Hall, attending some music performances, shopping at the gift shops, you will build up an appetite!
There are three (3) dining halls to offer you a lovely dining environment – with great music to boot!
222 has southern food for you. It has excellent food choices of the best quality in meats and produce from local farmers and, brings you healthy green food.
Red Onion is a fast-food dining hall that gives burgers, soups and salads for breakfast and lunch. If you’re rapt in music history and don’t want to spend 30 minutes having lunch, you can pack to-go food and take with you as you’re driving around town.
Bajo Sexto Taco
Bajo Sexto Taco, Spanish for “sixth bass,” gives a limited menu of Mexican dishes, including tacos, chips, burritos, handmade tortillas and southern-style margaritas. Drinking icy margaritas when it’s snowing outside makes it a fun experience!
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is always open for music lovers. It’s ready to guide you to journey in an endless music world! Keep on singin’ and dancin’!