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American Banjo Museum

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Address: 9 East Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone Number: 405-604-2793
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Description: A National Treasure in downtown Oklahoma City. The American Banjo Museum...
A National Treasure in downtown Oklahoma City. The American Banjo Museum contains over 300 banjos on display and is the only museum of its type dedicated to preserving and promoting the music and heritage of America's native musical instrument - the banjo. An interpretive exhibit tells the evolution of the banjo from its humble roots in American slavery, to bluegrass, to folk and world music.
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Banjos Banjos & Even More Banjos

Tracing the history of the Banjo, this museum is filled with some of the most unique and ornate instruments one would ever find. It's a Banjo player's dream and even if you've... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Tracing the history of the Banjo, this museum is filled with some of the most unique and ornate instruments one would ever find. It's a Banjo player's dream and even if you've never played you'll be amazed at what beautiful workmanship and artistry can be found in the often derided instrument of the 'common people'.

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Peculiar, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

So interesting even if you don't like music, this is a must visit. Staff was very interactive which makes the visit even more interesting.

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This museum is unique and delightful. We love museums that provide a historical and esthetic perspective. This didn't disappoint. A great way to spend an hour learning about the roll banjo has played in American Music! We loved it!

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Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Great price for the self tour- only $6. 2 full floors of banjo history! Elevator & stairs, wide walkways. Friendly staff. Impressive displays to get up close to the designs & carvings on every banjo, plus famous ones & the "King of the Banjo" outfits. Loved the "My Father's Mustache" nightclub on the 2nd floor. Fascinating visit.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's a nice place to visit. An amazing amount of fiddles. Check it out if that you deal. We were there when the Mumford and Sons played at the park. We enjoyed looking at thier displays.

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The tour gives the history of the banjo at the start. Then there are banjos on display from all eras. The beauty of the banjos was amazing. We recommend this museum.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Even for those not interested in banjo music or the banjo, this museum is must. It is a brief introduction to the history of the banjo. The 8 minute introductory video (which I rarely watch at other museums) is informative and worthwhile. The array of banjos is startling and beautiful. Who knew? Go see for yourself.

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Ulverston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a specialist museum accessible to those who are not banjo experts. It was really good. The explanations of the history of banjos are clear and concise.The range of banjos is amazing.

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OKC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This one's a real surprise, unless you you happen to be a banjo lover. Why bother to stop in? You'll be amazed at the array of musical history presented, and the fantastic array of banjo displayed exceptionally well. The craftsmanship of these instruments is easy to enjoy (even if you are not so fond of their music). For anyone who... More 

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Rock Springs, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

As an acoustic musician, I very much wanted to visit this museum and I am so glad that I did. It has a fine brief film about the history of the banjo. It has a five million dollar collection of banjos, from the mid 19th century to the present day. It informs the visitor about the great influential banjo-players such... More 

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Additional Information about American Banjo Museum

Address: 9 East Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone Number: 405-604-2793
Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Oklahoma City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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