Johnny's siblings, Joanne and Tommy Cash, said they could not be more honored that so many people worked hours, weeks and months to bring their home back to life.
"I'm speechless," Joanne Cash said. "There's no words to put together to express how we feel. It's like going back in time. They say you can't go back, but Tommy and I have been able to go back today."
"To use this building again is very interesting and very important," Tommy Cash said.
However, Johnny Cash fans will learn about more than their hero.
"It's not just Johnny Cash," Sims said. "It's the Depression era, people, the federal government helped out, the president helped out. Eleanor Roosevelt gave a speech right there on the steps in front of the Administration Building."
Mayor Sims said the city, the Cash family, Arkansas State University and members of the Region 8 community put everything into these projects: money, time and effort.
"We get people from all over the world here looking for Johnny Cash, his house," Sims said. "It's just amazing. I think it's going to bring a lot of revenue, a lot of interest, a lot of everything to town."
"You couldn't ask for anything any better," Sims said. "It meant a lot to that family."
"It's almost surreal," Tommy said. "It looks just like it did when mom and daddy lived back there in the 30s, 40s and 50s."
"I know mom and daddy would be so blessed and Johnny would be overwhelmed like we are," Joanne said. "Thank you so much."
The VIP inspection tour Friday was an invitation-only preview before the grand opening Aug. 16.