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American Banjo Museum

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
+1 405-604-2793
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Who knew there was this museum in the city? We found it, pretty much by chance but really liked... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
phyllismwright
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
American music history gem

Impressive display of every kind and style of banjo ever made. The artistry of these instruments is... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
mgmbenhurr
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Frisco, TX
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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 26 August 2016

Who knew there was this museum in the city? We found it, pretty much by chance but really liked what we saw! LOTS of pictures and so much to see there!

Thank phyllismwright
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Impressive display of every kind and style of banjo ever made. The artistry of these instruments is worth a visit, even if you are not a fan of banjo music. Good Steve Martin section too.

Thank mgmbenhurr
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This museum is a comprehensive history of the banjo's evolution from it's African origins, appropriation and popularization within white culture, its association with folk music and its history in the twentieth century. It is a fascinating museum with lots and lots of banjos. Sound is...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I play old time banjo (not bluegrass) and was interested to see all the beautiful banjos. I know that I was in "bluegrass" country but would have loved to see more open back clawhammer style banjos three finger picking didn't really come onto the scene...More

Thank Larry V
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If touring Oklahoma City you should end up in this area anyway and it's certainly worth a gander to see how the different banjo's have been artistically decorated. Amazing workmanship.

Thank Brent P
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Nice little museum that is located in Bricktown. It takes about an hour to go through it. Interesting Steve Martin exhibit. We had lunch at the brew pub 2 doors down.

Thank OpusTheCat
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I visited this museum with my daughter age six and some of her friends. We were pleasantly surprised with the number of banjos on display and some of the very interesting history. There were some with great carvings and art work on them. Some of...More

Thank Adventuretraveler67
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Very nice place, lots to see . Really beautiful instruments. We enjoyed our visit. They had a big exhibit about Steve Martin and his love of the banjo.

Thank Penny F
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I like banjos, but this place was too much for me. When they say banjos, they mean just banjos. No other items are there - just banjos. You can get through the museum in 15 minutes. I enjoyed the first 10 minutes, then I got...More

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My husband insisted we go here, and he certainly did enjoy it. I thought it was pretty cool, too. Our host was welcoming and very informative about the history, structure, and playing of the banjo. I loved things from the museum I never knew before,...More

Thank Patricia G
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