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Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store

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Address: 2613A McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214-1215
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+1 615-885-1515
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08:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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Thanks to our loyal customers we have continued growing over the past 36...

Thanks to our loyal customers we have continued growing over the past 36 years and now have the largest shop and museum in Nashville dedicated to not only Willie Nelson, but other pioneers of traditional country music as well. The Willie Nelson and Friends Museum contains one of the world's largest showcase displays featuring hundreds of personal items from Willie and his many friends. You'll see tributes to more than 30 other country music stars including Patsy Cline, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Faron Young, Mel Tillis, Webb Pierce, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Kenny Rogers, Dottie West, Ronnie Milsap, Jeannie Seely and many others. We're also Nashville's largest souvenir and gift shop. We offer "one-stop-shopping" for all of your Nashville and country music related souvenirs. Open 7 days a week 9:00 am until 9:00 pm.

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Cool, but the Goods are Expensive

I LOVE Willie, but apparently he is still making up for that tax bill. There is cool stuff in here, but it is very expensive. We wanted to get a I Crawl the Line onesy for my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vancouver, WA

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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a store that houses some of the most amazing memoriabila that is well worth the price. I was amazed by the laid out of Willie and his personal collections of his many friends. Friends don't miss this musume if your a fan of country music. You'll be sad if you do.

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Thank Wanda C
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

.This is next door to Cooters Garage and very informative. It not only covers the life of Willie Nelson but includes his friends and a jam session I enjoyed it. It is very reasonably priced as well.

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Thank SMC48
Mark H, Owner at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks very much for stopping in and visiting our museum. I'm very glad you enjoyed it and happy you recognized what a great value it is. We try very hard to provide a great family friendly experience knowing how expensive it is to travel these days. That's why we have held our admission pricing at only $8.00 for adults... More 

illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to visit the place after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed! The shop employees were very helpful and friendly. Found just what wewere looking for souvenirs. Museum was informative and interesting. Next time we are in Nashville we will go back.

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Thank mounder
Mark H, Owner at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, responded to this review

Hello Mounder, Thanks for stopping in and visiting the store and museum. We appreciate it and glad to hear the employees were helpful and friendly. I'm not surprised because that is our number one priority but its always good to hear from visitors like yourself. I'm also glad you enjoyed the museum as well. Unlike the corporate funded large museums... More 

Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see some of Willie's old living room furniture but that about sums it up for Willie stuff. There is a card board cut-out of Willie that my mom amused herself with by taking a selfie with it (the shame she puts me through) The rest are displays of other country music entertainer's clothes and such, like Waylon's old... More 

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Thank RachelnBill
Mark H, Owner at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, responded to this review

Hello RachelnBill, First of all. Thanks for stopping in to visit and glad your mother enjoyed it. Wow, regarding your review...."really?" as you would say. Unfortunately, you have done other travelers a great disservice in your hurried description of the few items you mention in the museum. To say they are less than accurate would be an understatement. For example,... More 

Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't bother with the museum tour. The gift shop had better prices than what I saw at resort or down town. There is free parking and it is next to Cooters.

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Thank newenglandgrl27
Mark H, Owner at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks very much for shopping with us. We're glad you recognized our prices are among the best in town - and we have the largest selection of Willie Nelson, Nashville and country music related gifts to be found anywhere in town. Too bad you missed the museum...you would have been very pleased if you are a true country music... More 

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6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was ok. You really have to be a fan to ok. It was $8 to get in and wasn't worth it to me. The shop was bigger then the museum.

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Thank Joshua H
Mark H, Owner at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, responded to this review

Hello Joshua, Thanks for stopping in and visiting the museum. And I guess you are right, you do indeed need to be a real country music fan to enjoy the museum. Those that are really enjoy seeing the treasures we have of Willie Nelson and over 30 of his musical friends like Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and many,... More 

Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice museum and it's literally next door to Cooter's so it's a good time to visit both. I was surprised they charged a fee and Cooter's does not. One reason I was so surprised is that most of the items (if you don't count Willie's records individually) were outfits/costumes from other country music artists; not much of... More 

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Thank Dogs718
Mark H, Owner at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, responded to this review

Hello Dogs718, Thanks for stopping in and visiting with us. Hope you were able to pick up some great souvenirs while you were in as well. I'm a little confused that you're surprised that we charge a fee for our museum. At only $8.00 per adult with children under 12 FREE we are one of the best values in Nashville.... More 

Vancouver, WA
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87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVE Willie, but apparently he is still making up for that tax bill. There is cool stuff in here, but it is very expensive. We wanted to get a I Crawl the Line onesy for my friend's baby and it was $23....we held off and found the same thing at the Hall of Fame gift shop for $14...and that's... More 

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Thank dsaxon9454
Mark H, Owner at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks very much for stopping in and visiting with us. Glad you liked all the cool items we carry. We've been around for 37 years and thanks to our customer's input we have a great selection of all things Willie, Nashville and country music related! Regarding our pricing, I only wish every customer who visits Nashville would take your... More 

Marana, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cute gift shop with a small museum of Willie's and friends. Not as well done as others but, very cute and gift shop has tons of stuff! It's out by Opryland not in downtown Nashville like the rest.

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Thank Andrea E
Fayetteville, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nicely done. Friendly staff and lots of goodies to buy. The museum part had a good smattering of many music idols. Lots to see and a few short videos if you want to sit for a few minutes.. Lots of fun and it brought back many memories

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Thank Penny F
Mark H, Owner at Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store, responded to this review

Hello Penny, Glad you stopped in and had such a good time. We're very proud of our staff and they always try to make everyone feel welcome. Come back again soon. Thanks for taking the time to write your review. More 

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