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Ralph Stanley Museum

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EXCELLENT Bluegrass Musical History

So much history here at this museum the people are great and it is just a wonderful experience !! I... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Theresa M H
Verona, Kentucky
Felt like I was home

He was a special person; seemed humble and willing to give. The museum was huge. There was a lot... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2017
Canton, Georgia
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30 May 2018
“EXCELLENT Bluegrass Musical History”
20 Jul 2017
“Felt like I was home”
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

So much history here at this museum the people are great and it is just a wonderful experience !! I would encourage everyone to go at least once if you are a bluegrass fan at all !!!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Theresa M H
Reviewed July 20, 2017

He was a special person; seemed humble and willing to give. The museum was huge. There was a lot of interesting facts.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank riri35
Reviewed July 18, 2017

I Love Bluegrass Music and a huge fan of Dr Ralph Stanley have went to his festival for the past 5 yrs. You must go visit this historical place it is a wonderful place to learn the history of such a GREAT MAN and his...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Theresa M H
Reviewed September 10, 2016

I have been before but first visit for my husband who enjoyed all aspects of the museum. He really loved it

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

This was a great tour of his life and a lot of information on Dickenson County! We purchased books, listened to his life stories, and heard some really great music while on the tour of the museum.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank mistyphipps
Reviewed July 31, 2016

We are huge Ralph Stanley fans as well as bluegrass fans. We have been to his festival 4 out of last 5 years, but this was our 1st trip to the museum, wow was we missing out. We spent 3 hours in there and soaked...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank RandyHodge
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This excellent museum chronicles the life and music of Ralph Stanley as well as the rise of bluegrass music. The fascinating pictures and written explanations are accompanied by wonderful recordings which are listened to by headphones at each station. We went there expecting to spend...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank 955margaretf
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Self guided museum with headsets you plug in to various areas to hear stories. We spent 1.5 hours but you could spend more or less depending. Great way to learn about the Stanley brothers beginning and Dr. Ralph Stanley's music/career. In walking distance from the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Bountiful-IA
Reviewed October 17, 2015

My birthday trip was spent partially in Clintwood Virginia to see the Ralph Stanley Museum It is very interesting. Lots of pictures and stories to read and you can get plug in ear phones and listen to songs and stories . Several old musical instruments...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank buchster2
Reviewed August 25, 2015

The personnel at this facility always go over and above what you expect from a museum. In some cases we have had members who could not climb the steps. They provided a vehicle to pick up and deliver. It doesn't get any friendlier than that....More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank TouchofClass
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