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Address: 9 East Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone Number: 405-604-2793
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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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Surprisingly Interesting

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a great place, and so many beautiful banjos to see. They were spectacular and some worth more then you could imagine. A definite jaw dropper and worth seeing!

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Mobile, Alabama
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Wow, what a beautiful place to see, especially upstairs! The banjos are displayed in a manner that screams beauty. The staff was very very friendly and I enjoyed this museum tremendously. Visit, go eat nearby, do the riverwalk in Bricktown and enjoy!

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I don't play the banjo but did enjoy the Museum. Very interesting seeing the over 350 banjos displayed. Various artists are showcased as well as their banjos.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This small museum is a perfect activity for a couple of hours. The history of the banjo is so interesting - paralleling important events in American history from slavery to 60s protests. Listening to music throughout the space brings back memories - the collection of banjos is amazing. I learned a lot about this instrument and it was very interesting.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It's always great to see people so passionate about music and the guides love of all things banjo was clearly evident. You kind of need to know a bit about banjos as there are 270 or so on display but the way they are presented in eras is intuitive and easy to follow the transition from 1800s to current day.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This museum was a unique experience while on our stay in OKC. One of our group is heavily into Banjo music, and whilst the rest of us were far less inclined, we all came away having enjoyed the experience. Entrance was $6pp, and felt very reasonable. I would echo other reviews that describe the modern clean and well presented nature... More 

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