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American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma City

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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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  • A hidden gem! We loved this place. It goes into the history of the banjo, which is incredibly interesting and amazing. We learned everything from the earliest banjos , through jazz, up through... 
    A hidden gem! We loved this place. It goes into the history of the banjo, which is incredibly interesting and amazing. We learned everything from the earliest banjos , through jazz, up through...  more »
  • Great little museum! Tells history of banjos and how they figured in bluegrass and folk music. The backs of the instruments are like art. They were elaborately done especially in the 1920’s. Very fun....  more
    Great little museum! Tells history of banjos and how they figured in bluegrass and folk music. The backs of the instruments are like art. They were elaborately done especially in the 1920’s. Very fun....  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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