American Banjo Museum.

American Banjo Museum

Field review by the editors.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The word "rustic" may come to mind when you think of a banjo museum, but the American Banjo Museum -- home to the largest collection of banjos on public display anywhere in the world -- is well-endowed and serious, part of its attempt to take "America's adopted native musical instrument" beyond images of theme park performers and hillbillies. Hundreds and hundreds of banjos are displayed in elegant glass cases -- but there's also a recreated Shakey's Pizza Parlor from the 1960s, a banjo signed by FDR, and genuinely psychedelic tie-dyed banjo t-shirts in the gift shop.

American Banjo Museum

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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