American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City

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#7 of 14 in Museums in Oklahoma City
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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  • July 13, 2017
    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 Americ...  more »
  • June 29, 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 f...  more »
  • June 10, 2017
    Very nice museum! Interesting history of the banjo and beautiful displays. Friendly staff and great location in Bricktown OKC.  more »
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  • June 26, 2017
    Interesting little collection! It will only take an hour or two to see It, but the history of the instrument is covered well. And so many of the instruments they have are just amazing! So much decorative work!
  • February 19, 2017
    Very informative, clean bathrooms, professionally done, staff was very courteous, and everything you ever wanted to know about Banjos! Definitely something to add on your "to do list." My teenage daughter who is into music really liked it. Banjo lessons Saturday at 2 Pm, reservations required (Banjo provided). Do not forget to go upstairs if you like Roy Clark.
  • June 11, 2017
    The kids and I visited this museum the first time as a homeschool field trip. Today we visited again, this time for Learn to Pick a Tune with Lucas. What a great experience and we learned a lot about the banjo! Great staff and impressive museum.
  • March 4, 2017
    The museum provides thorough, rich information on the history of the banjo. But the real reason to go is to see the incredible collection of some of the most intricately designed banjos throughout history! Many of the pieces, especially from the 20's and 30's, are quite a sight to behold with the beautifully designed necks, resonators and pots!
  • April 12, 2017
    Very cool experience for any music lover. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

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