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International Bluegrass Music Museum

117 Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY 42303
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Owensboro
Type: Museums
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The museum was small but interesting. There is a movie included (it's 1 1/2 hrs long!) about the history of bluegrass. Staff is friendly.

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Adairville, Kentucky
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Took a large group of middle school children- the staff was great! Took a tour of the museum, as well as had an instructional time on the history of bluegrass and some of the instruments used. Kids were allowed to use the instruments- they learned so much!

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

About once a month an entertainer comes. Some are not totally bluegrass, like a fractured version. Can purchase t shirts. cds. In the summer they sponsor a bluegrass festival that has entertainers from Boz Skaggs, Steve Martin, Emmy Lou Harris, all the way to bluegrass like you would think. People come for this from Europe

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Learnt a lot here very interesting saw some good history we had a good time introduced my wife to bluegrass

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Dallas, TX
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13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The museum was fun and the check-in guy was friendly and helpful. We were the only folks there, so no one played anything that interfered with our music playing. We watched about half the movie then moseyed around playing music by different artists. It is not a big museum but then neither does it cost much. We enjoyed taking a... More

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Chicago, IL
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We found this museum and its topic so captivating we plan to come back for the one of the music festivals next summer. While the movie was a bit long, it was really interesting . And we could have spent a lot more time listening to the audio clips and reading the fascinating stories so thoughtfully assembled about the evolution... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stopped on Sunday the 7th of July and waited for the place to open. Sign said it opened at 1 on Sundays so we arrived at that time. No one showed up except some others who wanted to see the museum. We waited about 30 minutes and then called the number and the message box was full. Waited another... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We are bluegrass fans. We came to Owensboro to see this museum. We loved all the exhibits and the movie. Take a jacket, the AC was cold!

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Algonquin, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The Bluegrass Museum was the reason we came to Owensboro. It is a must stop for the bluegrass fan. Good exhibits featuring the history of bluegrass music and all of it's biggest stars. Many exhibits feature music or interviews to listen to. Very knowledgeable staff. For 5 bucks, it is well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

lot of Bluegrass Music history. Well worth the 5 dollar cover. The amount of artifact and clothing along with how it got its start was very interesting.

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