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Willie Nelson and Friends Museum and General Store

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Address: 2613A McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214-1215
Phone Number: +1 615-885-1515
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08:30 - 20:00
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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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Gift Shop & Museum

We went to Willies and then stopped next door at Cooters while there. This is a typical gift shop, but they have pretty good prices on t-shirts compared to other places and neat... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Danielle S
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Groveland, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved the variety in this shop - it was a good size store. The Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson tshirts were quite pricey. There were purses and jewelry in different parts of the store as well. I did not visit the museum. Overall this is a place where a tour bus would stop because there is something for everyone.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We went to Willies and then stopped next door at Cooters while there. This is a typical gift shop, but they have pretty good prices on t-shirts compared to other places and neat souvenirs. There is a museum in the back of the store which looked pretty cool, but unfortunately we didn't have time to have the option to go... More 

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Thank Danielle S
Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice clean shop with friendly service. Lay out better then most shops with some unique items that were a must purchase.

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

Thanks for visiting Heather. Hope you enjoyed Nashville as well. I'm a little confused by your "average" rating based upon what you said. We work very hard to be anything but average... Unfortunately you did not visit the museum because that's where the real hidden gems are located. It's a walk through country music history. Be sure and see it... More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a great store full of Willie & friends items, lots of shirts, hats & some kooky folk art items which I loved. Not as big as it seemed on the website but still a good stop. Staff was very friendly

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Thank Debbie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed stopping in and looking around. Bought a few gifts for family back home. Nice to say we've been there. Great customer service!

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Thank Rebecca B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your a fan of willie they offer a store to buy willie tee shirts, little dolls, they have a museum Small charge)

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Thank Michelle D
Paxinos, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The gift shop is very good also. Willie has a line of food items we found interesting - everything from pickled garlic to blood mary mixes.

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Thank Diane L
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting and inexpensive walk through the history of Willie Nelson and his contribution to country music. Lots of memorabilia displays with short movies and documentaries. Also a typical souvenir shop.

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

Hello Arthur, Thanks for stopping in and visiting the Willie Nelson and Friends Museum, we're glad you enjoyed it. I'm also glad you appreciated the value, at only $8.00 for adults we feel it is one of the best values in Nashville considering what you'll see inside! Come back and see us again soon. Thanks for the review as well. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is quite a small museum which you enter through a big shop full of Nashville souvenirs. It was really interesting to see all the information about Willie Nelson from the start of his career, and there was also a case with Patsy Cline items. What was nice about this museum was the smallness of it, which meant you didn't... More 

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

Hello Ladydriver, Thanks very much for visiting our museum. We are really glad you enjoyed it. As noted, it contains a lot of country music history, not only about Willie Nelson but over 30 other stars as well. Please visit again when you are in Nashville as we will be adding several more exhibits in the near future. Also, thanks... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you need souvenirs or tee shirts they have you covered.You can pay to walk through an area that Willie's memorabilia.

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

Hello Wayne, Thanks for visiting our store. As you mention, as Nashville's largest souvenir and country music related gift shop we certainly do have you covered for all things Nashville, Willie Nelson and country music themed. However, I'm very disappointed in your two bubble "review" because you obviously did not tour the museum. And to say you "pay to walk... More 

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