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“Blue Grass Pioneer” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Earl Scruggs Center

Earl Scruggs Center
103. S. Lafayette Street, Shelby, NC 28150
704-487-6233
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Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Shelby
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Belmont, North Carolina
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“Blue Grass Pioneer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Remember old fashion blue grass? Then surely you heard of Earl Scruggs? He was from Shelby NC. There is a short video to watch when you arrive. Great short history on the man and blue grass. This museum or center has they called it is also a history to blue grass in general. You are given a set of ear plugs, that you keep upon arrival, to privately listen to oral personal stories, music and history. Many of artifacts from blue grass hey days. A lot of hands on that made this visit a lot of fun. There is a musical table interactive computer. Just by a touch you can strum instruments, watch old music clips tapped at places like the Grand Ol. Opry. You can listen to different blue grass musicians to hear the styles. We were told there was a similar computer system at the George Bush Museum. I must say what I thought would be a close place to visit with out of town guests on a rainy spring morning turned into a very enjoyable and education visit.

Visited March 2014
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