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American Banjo Museum

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Address: 9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
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+1 405-604-2793
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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   A National Treasure in downtown Oklahoma City. The American...

   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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Music to the eyes

Does a banjo museum sound dull? Think again! Beautiful banjos set to fascinating history. When you're in Bricktown, find it and enjoy it - you won''t be disappointed.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bob W
Sandown, England, United Kingdom
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Sandown, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Does a banjo museum sound dull? Think again! Beautiful banjos set to fascinating history. When you're in Bricktown, find it and enjoy it - you won''t be disappointed.

Thank Bob W
Springfield, oh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got done early with a meeting, and was looking on TripAdvisor for something interesting to do in Oklahoma City. Found the Banjo Museum and was not disappointed. Very informative and tastefully done displays on the history of the banjo, several hundred banjos (mostly very ornate) from the 1830s all the way to modern times. Displays and information on many prominent... More 

Thank Marc M
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had time during a conference and decided to go into this museum. What a fun place. History of the Banjo during many eras and cultures. Amazing art and musical instruments. Had a exhibition of Hee Haw! I am glad that I visited this historical music museum.

Thank Allisonspring
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Tons of amazing banjos and a good bit of history of the banjo. There's a coupon online for 2$ off. Takes just under an hour I'd say. You can even play some banjos at the end. Cute ornaments in gift shop. Really worth it if you've got some extra time in OKC- brick town

1 Thank Karen C
Martinez, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Had to add the Banjo Museum to our list of activities when in town to visit our daughter. We are all musicians so really appreciated every aspect of the museum. We are definitely not banjo players, but I suspect that would be a definite must for anyone who actually knows much about a banjo!

Thank TrinksM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

So glad we decided to go to this museum! It's well laid out and provides a lot of history as well as displaying various makes and styles of banjos. Upstairs you can see the Steve Martin exhibit which was funny and entertaining. I left wanting to learn how to play the banjo!!

Thank E7900NXjoys
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

If you like banjos or appreciate the artistry of musical instruments then you will love this place. It hosts an incredible collection of beautiful and unique banjos complete with a history of the banjo. A unique little place to check out if you're in the city.

1 Thank juliasc11
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The banjo, the quintessential American instrument, has a museum in OKC. The collection is expertly curated and explained. There are some amazing banjos in the collection. There are two floors, a gift shop and a "petting" zoo where one can try playing this marvelous instrument. The entrance is $8, totally worth it given the unique subject matter and how nice... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

I was staying at the Hampton Inn on Sheridan and walking into downtown for a conference when I passed by the American Banjo Museum. I knew right away that I'd have to come back for a visit. When I returned I found hundreds, maybe thousands of banjoes well preserved and protected inside this museum. Accompanying the banjoes was a well... More 

Thank Brett O
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Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We fit this in to our day and it was so worth it. Never ever knew there were so many types of banjos. We really really enjoyed. Some are exquisite! There are some real works of art. Highly recommend a visit. We were there about an hour and learned a lot.

Thank Kelli10440

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