American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City

4.7
#8 of 19 in Museums in Oklahoma City
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. American Banjo Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , world travel planner Edition.
Create an itinerary including American Banjo Museum
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
American Banjo Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
186 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • I like bluegrass music so when I found myself in Oklahoma City with a free afternoon I had to check out this museum. I spent a few hours there and it became the highlight of my trip. Two floors...  more »
  • Very friendly staff. Lots and lots of banjos. Great history information. Take your time and enjoy! Before you leave, try your hand at playing a banjo.  more »
Google
  • 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!
Places to stay near American Banjo Museum

Plan your trip to Oklahoma City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Museums in Oklahoma City

4.5
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:2​h
4.4
Duration:2​h

Side trips from Oklahoma City

4.8
Duration:2​h
4.4
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Oklahoma City

4.6
Duration:4​h
3.1
Duration:2​h
4.3
Duration:2​h
3.4
Duration:2​h

Hidden gems in Oklahoma City

4.6
Duration:2​h
4.5
Duration:2​h
4.4
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.7
Duration:2​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Oklahoma City

4.6
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration:2​h
4.8
Duration:2​h
4.5
Duration:4​h
4.3
Duration:1​h
4.3
Duration:2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration:2​h