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Grand Ole Opry Introduction

From humble beginnings as an hour-long radio program, the Grand Ole Opry has grown into one of the world's most famous venues for country music. This concert hall set in Opryland east of Downtown Nashville has hosted all of the big names in country music, as well as up-and-coming stars. For many years, the Grand Ole Opry was based in the Ryman Auditorium 12.4 miles away in Downtown Nashville, and shows are still occasionally staged there. Its permanent home has been the Grand Ole Opry House since 1974. You can take backstage tours during the day or after a show.

Hotels near Grand Ole Opry

There's a good selection of hotels within a short distance of the Grand Ole Opry, and ones to suit all budgets. Most fall in the middle of the price range, although you can find luxury and budget options as well. Most hotels offer outdoor pools and free breakfasts. The best time to find a hotel bargain is if you visit between November and March, but excluding the Christmas holiday season. Nashville is popular from April to October, when many of the festivals are on. Try to book in advance as far as possible.

Where to stay near Grand Ole Opry

It's not just fans of country music who will want to stay near the Grand Ole Opry. The neighborhood known as Opryland is also home to a vibrant restaurant scene, which is good news for foodies. If you want a large choice of attractions on your doorstep, then choose a hotel in Downtown Nashville near Ryman Auditorium and the Johnny Cash Museum. It's also where the business district is located. Music fans in general head to the West End, home of Music Row. This lively street of recording studios and record labels is a magnet for local singers and songwriters.

Things to see near Grand Ole Opry

Golfers can choose between the 2 golf courses that are about 3 miles from the Grand Ole Opry. Head Downtown to discover honky tonk history at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which is 9.2 miles from the Grand Ole Opry. From there it's 0.7 miles to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. One of Nashville's more unusual sights is the full-size replica of the original Parthenon in Athens, which is 11.8 miles away along with other exhibitions in Centennial Park. Science buffs can marvel at the interactive exhibits and planetarium at the Adventure Science Center 9.2 miles away.

How to get to Grand Ole Opry

The best and most convenient way to get to the Grand Ole Opry is by car. It's just off Highway 155 between I-24 and I-40, and has plenty of parking on-site. Nashville does have a bus network, but it's not very extensive and is used mainly by commuters. While you're in Downtown Nashville, you can hop on the Music City Circuit, a free service that covers the neighborhood's main sights. Nashville International Airport is 7.4 miles south of the Grand Ole Opry and is quick to reach by car, although not as straightforward by public transport.