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Earl Scruggs Center, Shelby
(5/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary five-string banjo master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions of the region in which Mr. Scruggs was born and raised. It was in the nearby Flint Hill community that Earl learned to play the banjo and adapted the three finger playing style to what has become known around the world a "Scruggs Style".

Engaging exhibits, special event space, state of the art technology and rich programming provide a memorable experience for visitors.
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  • Wonderful and historical museum. Going back in December when we go to the Don Gibson Theatre. Shelby is a neat small town! 
  • Melody and the rest of the volunteers were extremely helpful. Museum is very clean and is presented beautifully. Well Shelby and Cleveland County 
  • Allow a minimum of two hours to immerse yourself in this interactive, state-of-the-art, music history treasure house, and learn about the pivotal role of legendary native son Earl Scruggs as well as a...  more »
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  • If you play the banjo, this is THE place to go. A pilgrimage is in order. In addition to the memorabilia, there is a unique exhibit on the second floor. Deering Banjos has contributed a number of Goodtime model banjos which are available for anyone to try out - the museum calls it the "banjo petting zoo."
  • Verry helpful and enjoyable
  • I realy liked it