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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
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11:00 - 18:00
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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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Fun w/ Uncle Monte: Pickin' n Grin'

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Mesa, Arizona
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Mesa, Arizona
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 must see!

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CA and DE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Jean_on_a_beach
Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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Thank nriemen
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 play one.

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Thank Thompsonian
Sandown, England, United Kingdom
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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.

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Springfield, oh
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Reviewed 11 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) from the 1830s all the way to modern times. Displays and information on many prominent... More 

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Thank Marc M
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 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.

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Thank Allisonspring
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Reviewed 18 March 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

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Martinez, California, United States
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Reviewed 2 March 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!

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Reviewed 14 January 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!!

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