Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville
Nashville , Tennessee
Tel: 615 416 2001
Concierge.com's insider take:
Country music fans are in heaven here, surrounded by photographs, videos, and other memorabilia depicting the evolution of "hillbilly" music from the 1930s to the multimillion-dollar industry it is today. Even folks who claim to dislike country are likely to find themselves amused by the iconic relics on display: "Rodeo Tailor" Nudie Cohn's designs for Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, and Marty Stuart; Webb Pierce's white Pontiac Bonneville featuring steer horns on the front grille, a dash customized with 1,000 coins, and six-shooter handguns where the door handles should be. The rest of the museum tour includes video presentations and interactive displays. (Not sure you can remember what Kitty Wells's voice sounds like? Touch a computer screen and a song cues up.)
Open daily 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Tuesdays during January and February.