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American Banjo Museum

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
+1 405-604-2793
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Excellent!

Very nice museum! Interesting history of the banjo and beautiful displays. Friendly staff and great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
plsadvise
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Edmond, OK
That's a lot of banjos (banjii?)

So I don't play a musical instrument. Not even a harmonica. But when you walk down the street and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jayseae
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice museum! Interesting history of the banjo and beautiful displays. Friendly staff and great location in Bricktown OKC.

Thank plsadvise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I don't play a musical instrument. Not even a harmonica. But when you walk down the street and see a banjo museum, you have to stop and take a look, right? I mean how often do you get the opportunity to partake in something...More

Thank jayseae
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place! Doesn't take long (unless you want it to), and fantastic pricing for families. Our group spanned the ages (16, 40 something, 52 and 79). Two were not interested AT ALL in going (16 and 40). But even they said "it was better than...More

Thank Paige P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gem. We had not thought about visiting until we saw the building. Certainly covers the history and performers of the banjo in a creative and attractive way. To a non musician it does show a different world. We were enchanted and delighted.

Thank Seagull90
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

On a visit to OKC took in this great museum. The largest in the country! It was fascinating!! Absolutely beautiful instruments and great muscians! During my visit they were honoring Roy Clark and his lightning fingers! I would highly recommend to any music lover, a...More

Thank charylec
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I have never seen so many decorative banjos. There is a great display about Roy Clark too. The entry of the museum goes through the origin of the banjo. I learned a lot through their presentation. I loved seeing some of the costumes too.

Thank Jean_on_a_beach
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A little museum in Bricktown, Lots of cool stuff and well laid out. Tons of banjos! Lots of good history and a nice display upstairs on Roy Clark. There is coupon in one of the tourist brochures...

Thank nriemen
Reviewed 1 May 2017

If you're downtown and like off the beaten path museums then this museum is for you! It gives you the history of the Banjo and a huge collection of them with information about famous Banjo players. My children loved that at the end they could...More

Thank Thompsonian
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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)...More

Thank Marc M
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