AAA Editor Notes
Johnny Cash Museum is downtown at 119 3rd Ave. S. The museum features the largest archive of Johnny Cash memorabilia in the world. It showcases items documenting his childhood, his service in the U.S. Air Force, his earliest steps entering the country music industry, personal items and an entire stone wall from his Tennessee home. Rare items include handwritten lyrics to “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line.”
Listening stations feature music spanning six decades of his music, and a theater shows a short video chronicling his involvement in the entertainment industry outside of country music. One of two videos that can't be missed includes a dramatic reading of “This Ragged Old Flag.” Then before you exit, there's Cash's Grammy-winning cover of “Hurt,” his version of a tune so rife with painful lyrics they could have easily been taken from the pages of his life.
Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.