Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: American Banjo Museum

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Address:
9 E. Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City, OK
Directions:
Downtown, on the north side of Sheridan Ave., between Gaylord Blvd and Oklahoma Ave. Northbound I-235 exit 1C onto westbound Sheridan Ave., then drive a half-mile to the museum on the right.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 11 am - 6 pm, Su 12 - 5 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
405-604-2793
Admission:
Adults $8, discounts available
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American Banjo Museum
A surprisingly slick, new museum that presents the largest collection of banjos on public display anywhere in the world. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/11/2011]

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American Banjo Museum

If you like Banjology, this is the place -- over 300 banjos of all shapes and sizes, over two floors in the heart of Bricktown. Being a music fan I got there with half an hour to closing and was given a whistle stop tour by a lovely lady, pointing out such highlights as the history of the banjo, banjo hall of fame, feted banjo players and who would have guessed the Gibson company spent a few years making banjos.

It is a new operation and the guy on the ticket desk welcomed me with a few chords of bluegrass as I entered. Not huge but a welcome banjo based distraction. For a photo op also, The Flaming Lips alley is right around the corner.

There is also a small screen showing banjo use in the movies including classics like the theme from Bonnie and Clyde and Deliverance, I left with a pig-like squealing ringing in my ears. They have a cafe and gift shop on site where "pickin" is allowed, apparently...

[Spiderpig41, 11/11/2011]

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