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Los Angeles, CA
Dedicated to exploring all forms of music, the Grammy Museum features two dozen exhibits that explore the best in rock and hip-hop to country, classical, Latin, R&B, and jazz.
Composed of five interactive galleries, the Museum of Making Music, documents the evolution of musical instruments from the late 19th century to the present.
Recognized as a recognized as “A Landmark of American Music” by the National Music Council, the National Music Museum houses more than 15,000 instrments from around the world.
Recognized as “A Landmark of American Music” by the National Music Council, the National Music Museum houses more than 15,000 instruments from around the world.
Oklahoma City, OK
Tracing the banjo back to its earliest roots in the US, the American Banjo Museum has a collection of more than 300 banjos.
Kansas City, MO
The American Jazz Museum’s interactive exhibits bring jazz to life, as do the world class shows at held at its venues.
Focused on America music from the Mississippi River, River City Experience, gives visitors a chance to experience music through programs and performances.
9. Delta Cultural Center
Dedicated to the cultural history of the Arkansas Delta, Delta Cultural Center visitors can explore the music that originated in the area.
Experience how the King lived by touring his beautiful mansion, vehicle collection, and personal jets at Graceland.
The Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum tells the story of musical pioneers who overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.
Located in the former home of Stax Records, the Stax Museum is a monument to the soul music of the ’60s and ’70s that launched the career of such legends as Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes.
The Delta Blues Museum explores the history and heritage of the blues.
Country Music Hall of Fame The International Bluegrass Music Museum is the only museum dedicated to the history and preservation of bluegrass.
This 350,000-square-foot Country Music Hall of Fame preserves the history of country music through state-of-the-art galleries and 800-seat theater.
The Percussive Arts Society’s Rhythm Discovery Center houses unique and rare percussion instruments from around the world, and offers experiences, programs, and performances for the public.
17. Motown Museum
This unassuming home is where Berry Gordy, Jr., founded Motown Record Corporation in 1959. The Motown Museum preserves the legacy of the Motown era.
Through seven floors of exhibits and four theaters, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum tells the greatest stories about the biggest names in rock and roll.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum explores the history of the 1927 Bristol Sessions and traces their lasting impact on American musical heritage.
If you weren’t at Woodstock, but wish you were, the Museum of Bethel Woods’ interactive exhibits will make you feel like you were, while telling the story of how it all came about.