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American Banjo Museum

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Address: 9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
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+1 405-604-2793
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   A National Treasure in downtown Oklahoma City. The American...

   A National Treasure in downtown Oklahoma City. The American Banjo Museum contains over 300 banjos on display and is the only museum of its type dedicated to preserving and promoting the music and heritage of America's native musical instrument - the banjo. An interpretive exhibit tells the evolution of the banjo from its humble roots in American slavery, to bluegrass, to folk and world music.

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Tons of amazing banjos and a good bit of history of the banjo. There's a coupon online for 2$ off. Takes just under an hour I'd say. You can even play some banjos at the end. Cute... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Karen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tons of amazing banjos and a good bit of history of the banjo. There's a coupon online for 2$ off. Takes just under an hour I'd say. You can even play some banjos at the end. Cute ornaments in gift shop. Really worth it if you've got some extra time in OKC- brick town

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Thank Karen C
Martinez, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to add the Banjo Museum to our list of activities when in town to visit our daughter. We are all musicians so really appreciated every aspect of the museum. We are definitely not banjo players, but I suspect that would be a definite must for anyone who actually knows much about a banjo!

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Thank TrinksM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

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 was funny and entertaining. I left wanting to learn how to play the banjo!!

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Thank Joy S
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

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 banjo. A unique little place to check out if you're in the city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

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 shop and a "petting" zoo where one can try playing this marvelous instrument. The entrance is $8, totally worth it given the unique subject matter and how nice... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I was staying at the Hampton Inn on Sheridan and walking into downtown for a conference when I passed by the American Banjo Museum. I knew right away that I'd have to come back for a visit. When I returned I found hundreds, maybe thousands of banjoes well preserved and protected inside this museum. Accompanying the banjoes was a well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

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 visit. We were there about an hour and learned a lot.

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Thank Kelli10440
Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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 instrument. Of course there had to be a lot of Steve Martin in the museum. Well worth the time!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great music museum! Steve Martin exhibit was small but informative! Gift shop was great and had a lot of interesting items about banjos!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Who knew there was this museum in the city? We found it, pretty much by chance but really liked what we saw! LOTS of pictures and so much to see there!

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