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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  • After our visit to the National Memorial and Museum, we enjoyed a lighter experience at the American Banjo Museum, adjacent to Bricktown. If you like music, especially banjo music, you will enjoy this...  more »
  • I was here with a motorcoach group mid-October. We actually made arrangements for the museum to open for a private gathering. We had lunch there followed by a delightful program regarding the banjo al...  more »
  • 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 ma...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Very cool experience for any music lover. Thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

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