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American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City

(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
A national treasure in downtown Oklahoma City, the American Banjo Museum is a world-class facility dedicated to preserving and promoting the music and heritage of America's native musical instrument - the banjo.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 banj...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
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  • This place is awesome. This is more art museum than music museum. The banjos on display are simply amazing. The 1890s through 1930s banjos remind you of the great craftsmen and artists of those times that simply don't exist in our current low-cost outsourced world. So great that this is in OKC.
  • If you are a music lover, banjo fan or Steve Martin fan this is a Must See. If you are none of those like me and just have an hour to kill it's still a good option. It's gift shop carries Oklahoma themed tourist knickknacks in addition to banjo themed ones. Located in the brick town area there a lot of places to grab a bite within walking distance.
  • In response to John Johnson's review, he arrived in the final half hour of business on a day when the museum was offering free admission as a promotion. Our stated policy is that the last guest is admitted 45 minutes prior to the posted closing time. When he entered the museum Mr. Johnson was advised that the museum had already admitted its last guest of the day and would be closing as soon as the earlier guests left. He assured the hostess that he would take a quick look around and leave when we were ready to close. To fully experience the American Banjo Museum, guests should plan at least an hour visit to take in all the exhibits. If you're making a special trip to visit us, please plan accordingly and be aware of our late in the day admissions policy.
  • Fun little museum with some very interesting exhibits. If you are a fan of bluegrass or bank is this is a must see. Even if you aren't it is still a fun trip.
  • The museum has very well thought out displays and does a very good job of taking you through the history of the instrument and its variations. It's not a place that will necessarily catch your eye when walking by, but it is well worth your time to stop in!