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If you're traveling from far away, there's nothing worse than guessing your way through downtown, looking for historic sites and trying not to get lost in the shuffle.
To ward off that kind of dawdling disaster, taking a tour can be one of the best ways to learn your way around and see some of the history and music, all at once.
One of the best tours in town is the Country Music Hall of Fame. Through the tour, you'll learn about country music roots as well as seeing some of Nashville's greatest music halls—including the site of the original Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium. For an additional $11 per ticket, guests get a chance to see the historic RCA Studio B, where Elvis Presley and other greats recorded their hits.
Another, lesser known tour of Nashville is Bill DeMain's Walkin' Tour. For just $16 for adults, $10 for children, guests get to join Bill on a tour through Printer’s Alley, Ryman Auditorium, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Ernest Tubb Record Shop, Hatch Show Print as well as the former sites of long-lost treasures like: Castle Recording Studio, Skull’s Rainbow Room, The Maxwell House Hotel, Ernie’s Record Mart and Sho-Bud Steel Guitar Company.