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American Banjo Museum

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
+1 405-604-2793
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A delightful, somewhat peculiar museum

I attended on behalf of a banjo playing friend, so didn't really know enough about the instrument... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Winnipeg, Manitoba
A Hidden Gem in OKC!!

The American Banjo Museum was a pleasant surprise during a recent vacation to Oklahoma City. While... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen H
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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
+1 405-604-2793
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I attended on behalf of a banjo playing friend, so didn't really know enough about the instrument going in. The layout of this self guided tour is alright, and the sheer volume of instruments might make you think of it as going over the same...More

Thank thorndyke-ca
Reviewed 1 week ago

The American Banjo Museum was a pleasant surprise during a recent vacation to Oklahoma City. While looking for parks for kids on the internet, we stumbled upon this wonderful attraction. The relatives we were with did not know of its existence even though they are...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Oklahoma City we had some spare time so we stopped to visit the Banjo Museum. This is something that many may pass up but it was well worth a stop. Doesn't take that much time to visit but the staff are very friendly...More

Thank Baja001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful introduction narrative and beautifully displayed banjos. Pleasure to chat in the event room with two great gals honing their banjo skills. Excellent visit!

Thank IND317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a good place to learn all about Banjo. If you interested in this kind of things do stop by. Veterans have $5 per person including intermediate family. Duration: 1 hour is enough.

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most banjos in one place! Many decorated uniquely. The two women performers were talented and delightful. Their knowledge was impressive and their music was amazing. Hall of fame told personal,stories and showed outstanding performances.

Thank MarcieLeach
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The museum is well thought out & nicely organized. It was amazing to see all the beautifully crafted banjos from past & to the present. Lots of information on the history of the banjo and biographies on performers. It is 2 floors with a cute...More

1  Thank SaundraPlover
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Who would have thought to find an incredible display devoted to the history & development of the banjo in Oklahoma City!? Yet, here it is! Great historical and stylistic information and gorgeous displays of one of a kind banjos!

1  Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This museum has a short film history of banjo players through the years. Good coverage of the transition to blue grass. Tons of intricately constructed banjos to view. BUT, if you call yourself American Banjo Museum, how can you not even make the slightest mention...More

2  Thank Kvltz
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Wonderful place. It was extra special for me since my late Dad's banjos are on exhibit. It is obvious that the staff is dedicated to the banjo and to this museum. Lots of restaurants nearby, parking for $3, and the spotless, attractive museum. We enjoyed...More

Thank FlutistCPA
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