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American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 100+ 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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  • We fit this in to our day and it was so worth it. Never ever knew there were so many types of banjos. We really really enjoyed. Some are exquisite! There are some real works of art. Highly recommend a...  read more »
  • In Oklahoma for a football game, we strolled into Brick City and found a two story museum dedicated to Banjos. Strange, but very interesting displays trace the evolution of the uniquely American instr...  read more »
  • Great music museum! Steve Martin exhibit was small but informative! Gift shop was great and had a lot of interesting items about banjos! 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • We enjoyed our visit here with family from out of state. The exhibits were well laid out and very interesting, including the Kingston Trio exhibit, held over until September 2014. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and we would have stayed longer if our young children were not ready to leave. We would love to come back and plan an event in their Shakey's room on the second floor. Great location with parking nearby.
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