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Optional Tours

Maximize your experience in Nashville and join us on one of these special tours. Please note, these tours are not included with your PestWorld registration and are charged separately. 

Tours are subject to attendance minimums and space is limited. Sign up early to reserve your spot on one of the tours listed below. Should any tour change due to low participation all pre-registered guests will be contacted by NPMA.


Behind the Scenes: Ryman Auditorium & The Grand Ole Opry

Tuesday, October 13 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

On this tour, you will learn how country music and Nashville became one in the same and became a staple in American culture. Your tour will begin at the Ryman Auditorium, which is one of Nashville’s signature historical country music landmarks and is known as the “Mother Church of Country Music. The Ryman was home to the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974 where it hosted music legends like Minnie Pearl, Roy Acuff, and Elvis Presley.

Next, you will head over to Grand Ole Opry House, which is the current location of the Grand Ole Opry. Here you will learn what it’s like for artists performing at the Opry stage and hear stories about some of the legends that have graced the infamous Opry stage. If you are a country music fan, this is a tour you don’t want to miss!


Belle Meade Plantation & Culinary Tour

Wednesday, October 14 | 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Take a step out of downtown Nashville and experience the beautiful Belle Meade Plantation. Once known for turning out some of our nation's most famous thoroughbred racehorses, Belle Meade Plantation is now open for guests to come to enjoy the lush gardens, relax with a glass of wine from the property’s vineyard, and taste some delicious southern classics. Your tour will begin in the fully furnished 1853 Greek Revival Mansion. Next, you’ll head to the original kitchens where a culinary demonstration will take place and guests can sample some Southern staples such as biscuits with smoked country ham or muscadine wine jelly. Finally, your tour will end in the winery where you’ll be able to sample the private wines sold exclusively at Belle Meade.


History & Hitmakers Tour: The Country Music Hall of Fame & RCA Studio B

Thursday, October 15 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

The Country Music Hall of Fame is the World’s largest research center dedicated to a single music. With over 350,000 square feet of dynamic, state of the art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, & retail stores, you’ll get an in-depth look at the people, places, and instruments that have contributed to the development of country music. Next, you’ll see the historic RCA Studio B, one of the world’s most important and successful recording studios. More than 35,000 songs were brought to life by Studio B, including more than 1,000 American hits, 40 million-selling singles, and over 200 Elvis Presley recordings.