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Grand Ole Opry FAQ

Nashville is one of the main hubs of country music in America. Its first-ever country music concert took place way back in the 19th century! This is one reason the Opry has been given names such as the Church of Country Music and Music City.

If you’re even slightly into country music festivals, then you’ll surely know about the Grand Ole Opry. But if you’re new to the scene, you should know that it’s one of the icons of country music and musical tourism in America, and it’s located right in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee.

So, if you’re staying in Nashville for the weekend, you don’t want to miss the Grand Ole Opry! Find out everything you need to know below.

Grand Ole Opry FAQ

History


How Old Is the Grand Ole Opry?

On November 28, 1925, George D. Hay launched the Grand Ole Opry in downtown Nashville under the name WSM Barn Dance. On that evening, Hay got the famous fiddler Uncle Jimmy Thompson to perform on that night, marking the date of birth of the Grand Ole Opry.

The name Barn Dance stuck for two years until December 10, 1927, when Hay introduced his first guest, DeFord Bailey, and gave the show its current name as he said, “from now on, we will present the Grand Ole Opry.”


Who Built the Grand Ole Opry House?

The Grand Ole Opry House was built by architects Welton Becket & Associates and Pierre Cabrol. Construction took place from 1972 to 1974, and the House was opened on March 16, 1974, with an unprecedented capacity of 4,400 seats.

The Grand Ole Opry House opening ceremony was attended by several renowned performers and even President Richard Nixon, who performed a few songs on the piano that night.


Who Owns Grand Ole Opry Now?

The Grand Ole Opry is currently owned by Opry Entertainment Group, a subsidiary of Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

The Opry has been under its current ownership since September of 1983 when businessman Edward L. Gaylord bought all the Grand Ole Opry properties under his company, which was known as Gaylord Broadcasting at the time.


What Does WSM Stand For at the Grand Ole Opry?

The letters WSM stand for “We Shield Millions.” It’s the motto of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company, which owned the Grand Ole Opry and the radio station it appeared on until the 1980s.

The insurance company also owned the downtown Nashville studio that housed the Opry until 1934.


Who Was the First Host for the Grand Ole Opry?

The first music segment in the Grand Ole Opry was hosted on November 28, 1925, by Uncle Jimmy Thompson, a fiddle player and one of the most popular country music icons at the time.

The first host of the Opry as a show was George D. Hay, who created the show on the same night Uncle Jimmy Thompson hosted his segment.

Hay had many famous guests during his first days as host, such as Bill Monroe, the Fruit Jar Drinkers, DeFord Bailey, and Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith.


Opry Location


Where Is the Grand Ole Opry House Located?

The Grand Ole Opry House is located at 2804 Opryland Drive in Nashville, Tennessee 37214.

The Opry House has been home to the Grand Ole Opry show since 1974 when it opened with a grand ceremony attended by President Richard Nixon.

The Opry House replaced the historic Ryman Auditorium that was home to the Opry for many years prior.


Is Grand Ole Opry House Located in Downtown Nashville?

No, the Grand Ole Opry House is about nine miles (or 20 minutes by car) away from downtown in the suburbs.

The Opry House lies south of the Pennington Bend area of Nashville, in the center of Music Valley and its entertainment complex, and just west of the Briley Parkway.


Is the Grand Ole Opry House Next to the Ryman Auditorium?

No. The Grand Ole Opry House isn't next to the Ryman Auditorium, but it lies in the center of Music Valley and south of the Pennington Bend area.

While the Opry House doesn't neighbor the Ryman Auditorium, it does neighbor other significant places such as the Briley Parkway (State Route 155), Opryland USA Theme Park, and Gaylord Opryland Hotel.


How Far Is the Ryman Auditorium From the Grand Ole Opry House?

The Grand Ole Opry House is located at 2804 Opryland Drive, south of the Pennington Bend area in the Music Valley of Nashville. The Ryman Auditorium, on the other hand, is at 116 Fifth Avenue North in downtown Nashville. Ryman Auditorium tickets are onsale now.

The Opry House is a 20-minute drive, or nine miles, away from the Ryman Auditorium.


Can You Get Married at the Grand Ole Opry?

Yes. The Grand Ole Opry offers five spaces in their venue for weddings with indoor (covered and uncovered) and outdoor settings, with a garden and a ballroom.

The Opry venue offers several wedding events, including engagement parties, bridal showers, receptions and ceremonies, and the rehearsal dinner.

The Grand Ole Opry peak season is the months from May to September.


Shows


What Time Do Doors Open For Events at the Grand Ole Opry?

Gate times at the Grand Ole Opry House are different for different events. But in general, the doors will open, and seating will begin around 30 minutes to an hour before the performance’s scheduled starting time.

The Grand Ole Opry broadcast and the earliest performance usually start at 7 PM, so expect seating to start between 6 PM and 6:30 PM.


How Long Do Shows at the Grand Ole Opry Last?

On nights when there’s only one show, it should last two hours and 15 minutes, with 15 minutes of intermission. On Saturday nights, which generally have two shows, they will run for two hours with no intermission, though there are typically commercial breaks during the shows.

Note that some performers may host shorter segments, but this only happens occasionally.

As for backstage tours, they last about 45-60 minutes and are held before the shows in the daytime.


What Is the Upcoming Opry Event Schedule?

You can find all upcoming shows listed here: Grand Ole Opry schedule. Most of shows are scheduled to start at 7 PM. More performers may be announced, especially for later dates.


How Much Are Grand Ole Opry Tickets?

Grand Ole Opry ticket prices vary based on the show as well as the location of the seats but they generally start from $111 for the Balcony level, $167 for mezzanine and $129 for the main floor. However, lower prices are possble.


Where to Buy Grand Ole Opry Tickets?

The best place to buy Grand Ole Opry tickets is right here at CheapoTicketing. We sell tickets for all Grand Ole Opry events and often at a reduced price for a single ticket per person.

We also offer a 100% money-back guarantee, so your tickets are sure to arrive before the event date and will be valid for entry.


How to Order Tickets at Grand Ole Opry?

Click here to visit the our page for the Grand Ole Opry House events. You’ll find a schedule of all events set to take place in the House.

Pick the event you’d like to attend, then select a seat location and how many tickets you need, either through the map or the listings, then proceed to checkout.

Offers are often at the bottom of the listings, so check those out for discounted prices. You’ll also find tickets for groups if you need them.


How Are the Acoustics at the Grand Ole Opry?

The Grand Ole Opry focuses well on high quality, and the acoustics in both the Opry House and the Ryman Auditorium are top-of-the-line.

The Grand Ole Opry may be old, as in almost a century old, but it builds upon its experience and remains at the top. After all, it likely wouldn’t have been such a popular music spot if it had suboptimal sound.


Are Cameras Allowed at the Grand Ole Opry?

Professional video cameras, monopods, tripods, and audio recording devices are strictly prohibited in the Grand Ole Opry House at all times. Only the pre-approved press may bring this equipment into the House. Video and audio recording aren’t allowed in the Opry House.

However, you may bring a digital, disposable, or 35mm camera for photography, though be aware of the Opry House’s photography policies posted outside the Opry House at the time of the event. These policies differ from one event to another and often disallow photography, video, and audio recording entirely.


Is the Grand Ole Opry Still Broadcast On Radio?

Yes. The Grand Ole Opry continues to be the longest-running radio broadcast in US history. Their broadcasting studio moved to the Grand Ole Opry House east of downtown Nashville back in 1974, though they’ve been returning to the Ryman Auditorium since 1999 for three months every winter.

In addition to radio, some Grand Ole Opry events get televised on CircleTV now and then.


What Radio Station Is the Grand Ole Opry On?

The Grand Ole Opry airs live on the 650 AM WSM station every Saturday night starting at 7 PM Central Time Zone.

Some sister shows of the Grand Ole Opry also air on the WSM station: The Friday Night Opry, which is broadcast every Friday at 7 PM, the Tuesday Night Opry, which airs every Tuesday at 7 PM except during January, the Wednesday Night Opry which is broadcast during summer, and the Opry Country Classics, which airs during the Opry’s winter stay at the Ryman Auditorium.

You can also find the Grand Ole Opry on Willie’s Roadhouse on channel 59 of the SiriusXM station, though it broadcasts at different times, 10 PM on Tuesdays and 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.


Opry Seating


How Many Seats Are in the Grand Ole Opry?

The Grand Ole Opry House has three levels of 4,372 cushioned pew seats (similar to those found in churches) that are fully used for Opry shows. The seating capacity is variable for other events and will depend on what the organizers decide and the event’s setup.

As for the Ryman Auditorium, in which the Opry moves for three months every winter, its seating capacity is 2,362 pew seats for Opry shows. The capacity is variable for other events depending on the setup (Ryman Auditorium Seating Chart).


What Are the Best Seats at the Grand Ole Opry House?

There are three levels of seats in the Grand Ole Opry House. The highest and farthest away level is the Balcony Level, the middle level is the Mezzanine, and the level on par with, and closest to the stage is the Main Floor which you see on our Grand Ole Opry Seating Chart.

If you prefer a close-up view of the show, then the main floor is your best option, as it’s both the closest to the stage and on the same level as it. However, if you prefer a more panoramic view of the whole performance, then the mezzanine is your go-to pick, particularly the central seats, but you might also like the seats furthest back on the main floor.


What Is the View From the Balcony at the Opry?

The Grand Ole Opry House’s Balcony Level consists of over a dozen rows lying above the mezzanine. It offers the most affordable seating options since you’ll be the furthest away from the acts. However, you’ll also be enjoying a bird’s-eye view of the entire venue with all its historic decorations and potentially enhanced acoustics.


Are There Bad Seats at the Grand Ole Opry?

As you might expect, the center seats of all the levels over the clearest view of the performance but from different altitudes and proximities. And while the main floor’s wing seats also offer a clear view, some of the leftmost and rightmost seats of the mezzanine and the balcony can have their view obstructed by decorations and set pieces.

As for comfort, all the seats are made of comfortable cushioned pews, so that shouldn’t be a concern.


What Seats Have Obstructed Views at the Grand Ole Opry House?

Views from some of the mezzanine and balcony level wing seats may be blocked by decorations and set pieces, such as lights. You may not be able to see all the performers at all times due to this.

However, the Opry House’s large screen broadcasts everything in real-time and lets you see everything as if you were on the front row.


Dress, Food & Drinks


What to Wear to the Grand Ole Opry?

You can wear pretty much anything you like, from a three-piece suit to blue denim jeans to a pair of capris, and you’ll be well-dressed there. The attire is varied among both performers and attendees as Nashville and its music scene are very laid-back in dress code.

Jeans are an icon of country music, which the Grand Ole Opry is very famous for. So expect to see a lot of high-class jeans and shirts, but there’ll also be some suits and nice dresses, so it’s really up to you. However, I wouldn’t recommend wearing shorts there as it often gets cold in the Opry House.


Does Grand Ole Opry Serve Food?

Yes, the Grand Ole Opry House has food and beverage concession stands in each floor lobby that sells pre-packaged foods such as popcorn, peanuts, and chips. Concessions open when the Opry House’s doors open and close 30 minutes before the show’s end. The concessions accept cash, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

There’s also the Opry Back Porch BBQ, a food stand that’s open from 5 to 8 PM on show nights and serves a variety of southern-style chicken and pork BBQ with homemade side dishes.

You can eat what food you buy either outside in the Opry plaza while you wait for the show or take it inside to enjoy during the show.


Does Grand Ole Opry Serve Alcohol?

Yes, the concession stands in the Opry House serve several brands of beer (including ale, craft lager, and opry brew), white and red wine, and cocktails such as crown & coke and coffee oatmeal stout.

Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase during the concession’s opening times, but there are stringent regulations to avoid irresponsible indulgence.

The staff will ensure you’re consuming responsibly, and in some events, the organizers might limit alcohol to two drinks per person.


Parking


Does Grand Ole Opry Have Valet Parking?

Typically, valet parking services aren’t available in the Grand Ole Opry House parking lot. However, some events may offer valet parking for people needing assistance with it, which should be disclosed before ticket sales.

The nearby Gaylord Opryland Resort does offer valet parking, and although it’s farther away from the Opry House itself, it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to walk the distance.


Where to Park at the Opry?

There are several parking lots around the Opry House. The closest one is the Opry Mills mall parking lot, a free to use shared parking space with the Opry House, and it’s about a five-minute walk from the House. There’s also a parking space on the side of the Opry House, though it costs about $20 for the show’s duration.


Opry Tour


Can You Tour the Grand Ole Opry?

Yes, you can tour the Grand Ole Opry House even without seeing the show if you’d like. Tours take place in the daytime before the show, and the Opry offers them every day of the week.

As for the winter months when the Opry goes back to the Ryman Auditorium, the Opry House tours are unavailable, though they offer a Ryman Auditorium backstage tour during this period.


How Long Does It Take to Tour the Grand Ole Opry?

The Opry House backstage tour typically takes 45 minutes but can last up to an hour. The tour includes a show in the Opry’s custom music and history theater with 3D images, superb sound effects, and archived footage, all hosted by superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.

Your guide will then tell you about the history of the Opry and its artists, show you photos of the most notable moments, and take you to the artist entrance where performers enter the stage, and you might even get a chance to step on the stage itself!


How Much Does It Cost to Tour the Grand Ole Opry?

The Opry House daytime backstage tour costs $35 for each adult and $30 for each child under 12 years of age.

If you’d like to purchase the backstage tour tickets for a particular day, we recommend you do so well in advance because tour tickets tend to sell out quickly.


Performers


How Do You Get to Play At the Opry?

Playing at the Opry isn’t as easy as filling out an application and providing your qualifications to the management. Your name has to be established in the country music scene, and you must be well-acquainted enough to get suggested by a member to the management, who may then invite you to perform at the Opry.


What Does It Mean to Be a Member of the Grand Ole Opry?

Membership in the Grand Ole Opry is seen as one of the most significant achievements in country music, and artists who get invited to join consider it a milestone in their career.

Membership in the Opry doesn’t just mean you had enough stardom but also showed commitment to the scene and a passion for country music and its fans.

Once inducted, an artist is permitted to perform at, or even host, any show they want. Each broadcast consists of five to seven Opry members as performers, and often they’ll host segments as well.


How Many Members Are In the Grand Ole Opry?

There have been over 200 inductions into the Grand Ole Opry. As of 2021, there are 66 Opry members, the oldest of whom is Jesse Reynolds (91 years old) from the duo Jim & Jesse.

The most recent inductions are Gene Watson (Feb 2020), Rhonda Vincent (scheduled Mar 2020, postponed to Feb 2021), and Lady A (Jan 2021).


How Many Appearances Are Required by Members at the Grand Ole Opry?

The minimum appearances requirement has been in place since April 1963, when the Opry management added a rule that members had to perform on at least 26 shows every year, or their memberships would be revoked. Less than a year later, in January 1964, they dropped the number to 20 appearances per year.

In 2000, management dropped the number once again to 12 appearances a year, which remains in place to this day. However, Opry members are expected to show their dedication instead of just aiming to meet the status quo.


Are Grand Ole Opry Performers Paid?

While the exact details aren’t entirely known, it’s stated that performers and artists get paid union scale per appearance and that everybody gets paid the same amount, from Bill Anderson to Garth Brooks.

Pete Fisher, vice president, and general manager of the Grand Ole Opry, published an article in 2016 encouraging radio programs to pay their artists per song.


When Did Elvis Sing At the Grand Ole Opry?

Despite being one of the most famous people to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry, Elvis Presley was still not that widely famous when he performed at the Ryman Auditorium on October 2, 1954. At that time, Elvis was only 19 years old.

Elvis’ first single, “That’s All Right”, is what earned him an invitation to perform at the Opry. He debuted his song “Blue Moon of Kentucky” there. The audience responded moderately to the performance, and Opry’s officials recommended that he not quit his regular job. Elvis was never invited back to the Opry.

Some may say that Elvis was a rock and roll or pop star, not a country singer, but remember that his first No. 1 hit, “I Forgot to Remember to Forget,” was a country release.


Why Did Hank Williams Get Banned From the Opry?

Hank Williams is a legend of country music, but he’s also known for his alcohol and other addiction problems. Since being inducted as an Opry member in 1949, Williams was often too drunk to perform and frequently missed his scheduled appearances with no explanation.

In 1952, the Opry management wasn’t willing to tolerate Williams’ behavior and habits, and they suspended his membership and banned him. Tragically, Williams died months later after his heart failed due to substance abuse.

Ever since Williams’ death, his fans have been asking and petitioning for the Opry to reinstate him, and his grandson started a campaign with the same goal in 2003. However, Opry membership ends with the member’s death either way, so it’s not likely Williams will ever be reinstated.


Why Is George Strait Not a Member of the Opry?

Despite performing at the Grand Ole Opry once in 1982 and being on good terms with the management, George Strait isn’t a member due to the commitment and number of appearances required of members by the Opry management.

The King of Country Music declined the invitation, likely because he currently lives just outside of San Antonio, Texas, where his career has mostly been based. The distance between Strait and the Opry is nearly a thousand miles, and it’s likely not feasible for Strait to make the trip several times a year.


Why Is Tim McGraw Not in the Grand Ole Opry?

An icon of country music, Tim McGraw performed for the first time at the Opry in November of 2002, years after establishing his career in the scene.

Despite this, fans are surprised to know he’s not a member, and after over three decades in the industry, it’s looking a bit past the window for him to get invited. It isn’t clear why McGraw has never been invited to the Opry.


Which President Performed at the Grand Ole Opry?

President Richard Nixon was the first and so far the only president to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. In the opening ceremony of the Grand Ole Opry House on March 16, 1974.

President Nixon played a few songs on the piano, including “God Bless America” and “My Wild Irish Rose.” The President also played “Happy Birthday” and led the audience in singing for his wife, First Lady Pat Nixon, whose birthday was on the same night.


Hotels Nearby


Which Hotels Are Near the Grand Ole Opry House?

  1. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center: 4-star upper-scale hotel, 0.4 miles or 2 minutes away, has historical ties with the Grand Ole Opry and its ownership. Has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour exercise room, and full-service spa.
  2. The Inn at Opryland: 3-star upper-scale Gaylord hotel, 0.8 miles or 6 minutes away. Has a heated indoor swimming pool and a full-service spa, but internet access isn’t free.
  3. Holiday Inn Express & Suites: 3-star upper-midscale hotel, 0.9 miles or 5 minutes away. Has a heated indoor swimming pool, an exercise room, and a free breakfast buffet.
  4. Hyatt Place: 3-star upscale hotel, 0.9 miles or 7 minutes away. Has an outdoor swimming pool open in summer, a 24-hour exercise room, a free breakfast buffet, and a free shuttle to Nashville Airport.
  5. Ramada Hotel: 2-star midscale hotel, 0.9 miles or 6 minutes away. Has a heated indoor swimming pool, an exercise room, free continental breakfast, and a free shuttle to Nashville Airport or Gaylord Resort.
  6. Country Inn & Suites: 3-star upper-midscale hotel, 1 mile or 7 minutes away. Has an outdoor swimming pool open in summer and a free breakfast buffet.
  7. Hampton Inn & Suites: 3-star upper-midscale hotel, 1 mile or 7 minutes away.
  8. Courtyard by Marriott Nashville: 3-star upscale hotel, 1.1 miles or 7 minutes away. Has a heated indoor swimming pool and an exercise room.
  9. Residence Inn by Marriott: 3-star upscale and pet-friendly hotel, 1.2 miles or 6 minutes away. Has a kitchen in every suite, a heated indoor swimming pool, and an exercise room.
  10. Club Wyndham Nashville: 3-star upper-midscale hotel, 1.2 miles or 5 minutes away. Has an indoor swimming pool and 2 outdoor pools and a 24-hour exercise room.

How Far Is the Gaylord Opryland From Grand Ole Opry House?

The Gaylord Opryland Resort is only about a third of a mile from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there by car is driving via Opry Mills Drive which will take you about 2 minutes in regular traffic conditions, though you could also walk to it. It’d take you about 5 minutes on foot from your suite to the Opry House.


How far is the Grand Ole Opry House from the Omni Nashville Hotel?

The Omni Nashville Hotel is only about 11.2 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via I-40 East and TN-155 North which will take you about 18 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is Club Wyndham Nashville From Grand Ole Opry House?

Club Wyndham Nashville is only about 1 mile from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via Opry Mills Drive which will take you about 4 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is Brentwood Suites From the Grand Ole Opry House?

Brentwood Suites is about 18.6 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via Interstate 65 South which will take you about 23 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown From Grand Ole Opry House?

The Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown is about 12 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 South and I-40 West which will take you about 17 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is Renaissance Nashville Hotel From Grand Ole Opry House Auditorium?

Renaissance Nashville Hotel is about 11.5 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 South and I-40 West which will take you about 18 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is the Inn at Fontanel From the Grand Ole Opry House?

The Inn at Fontanel is about 12 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 North and West which will take you about 16 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is Opryland Hotel From the Grand Ole Opry House?

Opryland Hotel is only about half a mile from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is driving via Opry Mills Drive which will take you about 2 minutes in regular traffic conditions, but you could also walk which would take you about 10 minutes.


How Far Is It From Hotel Indigo Nashville to Grand Ole Opry House?

Hotel Indigo Nashville is about 12 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via US-31 East North and TN-155 East which will take you about 20 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is Courtyard by Marriott Nashville Downtown From Grand Ole Opry House?

Courtyard by Marriott Nashville is only about 1.5 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via Opryland Drive and Music Valley Drive which will take you about 6 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


Restaurants Nearby


Which Restaurants Are Near the Grand Ole Opry House?

American Cuisine

  1. Mission BBQ (0.1 mi, barbecue)
  2. Aquarium Restaurant (0.1 mi, seafood)
  3. Dave & Buster’s (0.1 mi, has a bar)
  4. Claim Jumper Restaurants (0.1 mi, has a bar)
  5. Johnny Roberts (0.1 mi, diner)
  6. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen (0.3 mi)
  7. TGI Friday’s (0.3 mi, has a bar)
  8. Old Hickory Steakhouse (0.4 mi)
  9. Jack Daniel’s (0.4 mi, has a bar)

Fast Food

  1. Subway (0.1 mi)
  2. Which Wich (0.2 mi)
  3. Green Leaf’s & Bananas (0.2 mi)
  4. Stax (0.3 mi)
  5. Burger King (0.3 mi)

Mexican and Southwestern Cuisine

  1. Chuy’s (0.2 mi)
  2. Moe’s Southwest Grill (0.2 mi)
  3. Chili’s (0.3 mi)
  4. Salaria Cantina (0.4 mi)

Other Foreign Cuisine

  1. Bavarian Bierhaus (0.2 mi, German)
  2. Romano’s Macaroni Grill (0.2 mi, Italian)
  3. Woops! (0.3 mi, French)
  4. Kelly’s Cajun Grill (0.3 mi, Chinese, Asian, Creole)
  5. Panda Express (0.3 mi, Chinese and Asian fast food)

Where to Eat Before Going to the Grand Ole Opry?

Suppose you’re looking for American cuisine restaurants. In that case, the closest to the Grand Ole Opry House are Mission BBQ, Aquarium Restaurant (seafood), Johnny Rockets, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, and Old Hickory Steakhouse.

Some fast food and American cuisine restaurants also include bars such as Dave & Buster’s, Claim Jumper Restaurants, Jack Daniel’s, TGI Friday’s, and Chili’s.

You’ll find Subway, Stax, Which Wich, Green Leaf’s & Bananas, and Burger King for fast food.

If you’re craving foreign cuisine, you got Mexican and southwestern options such as Chuy's and Moe’s Southwest Grill. There are also Bavarian Bierhaus (German), Romano’s Macaroni Grill (Italian), Pyramids Cafe (Mediterranean and Greek), and some Chinese options like Kelly’s Cajun Grill and Panda Express.

Finally, if you’re looking to grab a coffee or some dessert, look for Marble Slab Creamery (ice cream), The Dapper Doughnut (donuts and coffee), Gigi’s Cupcakes (dessert and coffee), Starbucks Coffee, Woops! (French cafe) and Cinnabon.


How Far Is FGL House From Grand Ole Opry House?

FGL House is about 10 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 South and I-40 West which will take you about 18 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is It From the Grand Ole Opry House to Kid Rock's Bar?

Kid Rock’s Bar is about 11 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 South and I-40 West which will take you about 19 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How far is Tootsies Orchid Lounge from the Grand Ole Opry House?

Tootsies Orchid Lounge is about 13 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 South and I-40 West which will take you about 18 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


Landmarks Nearby


Which Landmarks Are Near the Grand Ole Opry House?

Here are some of the landmarks near the Grand Ole Opry House, listed by proximity.

Within 5 Miles

  1. Cumberland River Pedestrian Bridge (1.5 mi) - 2300 Two Rivers Pkwy
  2. Clover Bottom Mansion (3.5 mi) - 2941 Lebanon Pike
  3. Mud Tavern Historical Marker (3.7 mi) - 155 Elm Hill Pike
  4. Calvary Cemetery (4.6 mi) - 1001 Lebanon Pike
  5. The Buchanan House (4.7 mi) - 2910 Elm Hill Pike

Within 6 Miles

  1. AT&T Building (5.6 mi) - 333 Commerce St
  2. Ryman Auditorium (5.7 mi) - 116 5th Ave N
  3. President James K. Polk Tomb (5.8 mi) - 600 Charlotte Ave
  4. Music City Walk of Fame (5.8 mi) - 4th Ave S
  5. Tennessee State Capitol (5.9 mi) - 600 Dr. M.L.K. Jr Blvd
  6. Customs House (6 mi) - 702 Broadway

Over 6 Miles Away

  1. RCA Studio B (6.9 mi) - 1611 Roy Acuff Pl
  2. Nashville Parthenon (7.8 mi) - 2600 W End Ave Centennial Park
  3. Battle of Nashville, Confederate Redoubt No. 1 (9 mi) - 3421 Benham Ave

How Far Is the Tennessee Performing Arts Center From the Grand Ole Opry House?

Tennessee Performing Arts Center is about 12.5 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 N and US-31E S which will take you about 19 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far From Grand Ole Opry House to Nissan Stadium?

Nissan Stadium is about 10 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 S and I-40 W which will take you about 16 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


How Far Is the Grand Ole Opry House From Woolworths?

Woolworths is about 12 miles from the Grand Ole Opry House.

The fastest way to get there is by driving via TN-155 E and US-31E N which will take you about 17 minutes in regular traffic conditions.


Conclusion

It’s easy to see why the Grand Ole Opry is such a significant icon of country music, and why the Opry House is regarded as a church of music. After all, the Opry has been making music history for nearly a century now, and it continues to attract visitors from around America and the world.

So whether you’re one of those looking to visit the Opry House soon or you’re staying in Nashville and need a great activity for your stay, you’ll hopefully have found this article helpful in answering your questions about the Grand Ole Opry and its rich history.

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