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American Banjo Museum

9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
+1 405-604-2793
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So worth it

Tons of amazing banjos and a good bit of history of the banjo. There's a coupon online for 2$ off... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Karen C
via mobile
Fun for any Musician!

Had to add the Banjo Museum to our list of activities when in town to visit our daughter. We are... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Martinez, California, United States
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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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9 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2424
+1 405-604-2793
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank TrinksM
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...More

Thank E7900NXjoys
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...More

1  Thank juliasc11
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....More

1  Thank AVM2016
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...More

Thank Brett O
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...More

Thank Kelli10440
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...More

Thank John H
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!

Thank Stephanie H
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!

Thank phyllismwright
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