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American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City

4.7
#8 of 19 in Museums in Oklahoma City
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
The American Banjo Museum is a world-class 21,000 square foot facility honoring the rich history, vibrant spirit and unlimited future of the banjo. The museum contains more than 300 instruments, the largest collection on public display in the world. Examples include replicas of primitive banjos developed by African slaves in the Old South, Minstrel Age instruments from 19th century, post WWII instruments used in bluegrass, folk and world music, and museum’s core collection of ornately decorated banjos made in America during the Jazz Age of the 1920’s and 30s.
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  • There were banjos everywhere and videos of people (and Kermit the Frog) playing them. Very enjoyable.  more »
  • I went here with my son and it is the cutest little museum with lots of banjos, of course! Probably was in and out in about an hour but worth it!  more »
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  • Fun history and some neat banjos. Their traveling exhibits were fun. I wish they had more ways to hear and see famous performances listen to examples etc. There were a few QR codes but not every one has a phone QR code reader or knows how to use one.
  • Amazing collection in a well laid out museum. The staff is kind and friendly. Also, if you are lucky, live music by some of the most talented players in the world!

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