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, Oklahoma City Edition.
Source
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
173 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • I never thought I would like this museum, but when I looked at all of these instruments as art it opened my eyes to what was a colorful pallet of music. From the basics to the gaudy, this museum has s...  more »
  • A very well done museum well worth a visit. The history artifacts and beautiful banjos are not to be found any place else. Thanks to Margie who volunteered to stay past 6 pm closing when we called fro...  more »
Google
  • This place is awesome if you love music. Especially banjos. I don't play banjo but I happen to love Kermit the Frog and there is a Jim Henson life and times exhibit right now that is amazing! It runs until August. Go check it out is awesome it's a great place to go is $8 to get in and totally worth it
  • Helpful and friendly staff that are clearly excited to be there. Informative displays that cover the history of the material. A very broad coverage of Jim Henson as he relates to banjos and his works in general that is a real treat and a large collection of banjos on the upper floor from all eras. They also offer classes to teach banjo to interested parties as well as the opportunity to play on some display banjos for the experience. A fun if short lived experience.
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.

Popular things to do in Oklahoma City

View all >
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Oklahoma City

4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h
2.0
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Oklahoma City

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 2​h
4.0
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Museums in Oklahoma City

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Oklahoma City

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
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
4.5
Duration: 4​h
4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
2.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min