AAA Editor Notes
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Ave. S., celebrates the origins and heritage of country music—even before you set foot inside. Look closely as you approach the striking edifice and you'll spot a 1950s Cadillac fin (the arch on the structure's right side) and black piano keys (the tall, slim windows along the front). Emerging from the Hall of Fame Rotunda, a diamond-shaped tower recalls Nashville's WSM AM radio antenna.
Once indoors, you'll discover film and audio clips, interactive displays and trivia games, glittery costumes worn by Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, and well-traveled instruments that bring history to life in the museum's permanent exhibits. Inside a replica tour bus you'll be able to record your own country track to send to friends and family. Temporary exhibitions, performances, songwriting and instrument demonstrations, celebrity audio tours, bus tours to Music Row's Historic RCA Studio B and guided tours of legendary letterpress shop Hatch Show Print are available.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.