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Great place, great music

This is a great place. The entertainment is special and very friendly. Raymond Fairchild and his... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
KennethT278
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Dover, Delaware
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Great bluegrass music

The Maggie Valley Opry House features Raymond Fairchild, 5-time winner of the National Banjo... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
21JaneHarper
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Russellville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great place. The entertainment is special and very friendly. Raymond Fairchild and his group play for about 2 1/2 hours and all types of music that includes a banjo, piano, guitar and bass, plus a couple others. Raymond is a banjo playing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank KennethT278
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Music was good. Clean show for all ages.Place was run down so don't expect anything fancy but was entertaining.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Craig L
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The musicians obviously love their jobs. The banjo player has won the banjo world championship 5 times. The Opry House itself is charmingly rustic, as befits the musical style. It's a loving family affair.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Maggie Valley Opry House features Raymond Fairchild, 5-time winner of the National Banjo Picking and 2 gold record holder. Former Grand Old Opry star, now semi-retired, can still make the banjo sing and talk like a chicken too! If you are in the area,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank 21JaneHarper
Reviewed 8 November 2015

My husband & I enjoyed the pickin' & grinnin' here at the Opry House. This place is full of stars right under your nose. The music was great & the performers are the best. I can hardly wait to go back for some good ole'...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Angela A
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Enjoyed the talent of Raymond Fairchild. Amazing self taught banjo player. Entire 3 man band displayed their God given talents. Bass/ keyboard player was also an impressive singer who played like Floyd Crammer's clone. Touching to hear the gospel songs in the Cherokee language. Clean...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank 147joyp
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Took a trip with two friends from high school (a long time ago!) and went to see this because my friend's husband who passed played in a band and she still goes regularly to see the groups around London, Ohio. We all really enjoyed Raymond...More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank 69Mary2013
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Raymond Fairchild the owner of the Opera House never lets his visitors down. The All Time Great Banjo picker I believe could play the Banjo in his sleep. He with the rest of the gang playing with him can sure give the audience just what...More

Date of experience: August 2015
4  Thank Wayne J
Reviewed 21 July 2015

The Maggie Valley Opry House is an intimate venue where Raymond Fairchild showcases some of the best bluegrass music you can find. Raymond surrounds himself with a talented band that could be a featured act all on their own. Raymond's stories and laid back delivery...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Sisbiddy
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

What a treat this was on this hot July Saturday night. If you love real Bluegrass music then don't miss this place. It's a little bit hard to find but well worth searching for to hear the 5 time world champion banjo player. Raymond is...More

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Atkinstravelers
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Starla W
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Response from 21JaneHarper | Reviewed this property |
I hate to tell you, but the Opry House closes for the winter as of Oct 31. Unfortunately, many of the places down there close up for the winter. The little town of Waynesville which is next door to Maggie Valley is a... More
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