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Earl Scruggs Center

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A nice little day trip.

My husband and I visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon. I remember seeing the Flatt and... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Woodruff, South Carolina
Great job with this little museum

Right in the middle of town. If you're into bluegrass music you'll love it. If you're NOT.....GET... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
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103 S Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150-5347
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

My husband and I visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon. I remember seeing the Flatt and Scruggs TV show often as a child (many years ago) and was interested in seeing the museum in Shelby, NC. It did not disappoint! It was very informative...More

Thank Pattypug
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Right in the middle of town. If you're into bluegrass music you'll love it. If you're NOT.....GET INTO IT and see the impact this small town country boy had on the evolution of this music genre. Born just a few miles from Shelby.

Thank RoadHogGreenville
Reviewed July 24, 2018

The Center is in the old courthouse in the middle of downtown. Parking is on the street but places were available. You buy tickets at a little outbuilding on the grounds which also has a gift store. The agent was most friendly and told us...More

2  Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Inside view of the roots of country music. Pre boomers, boomers, post boomers can all connect. May bring a lump to your throat, will cause you to turn your head to avoid tears in your eyes. Hardships on the road in the early days, day...More

1  Thank John C
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This place is awesome ! A MUST-SEE for the bluegrass fan ! This place walks you through the life of Earl Scruggs and his career ! I hope to return !

Thank James H
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Enjoyed our time visiting and learning more about Mr. Scruggs...his music has always been a part of my NC Heritage. This is a great little museum in the middle of a cute up and coming (again) downtown.

1  Thank Caytoncristy
Reviewed April 7, 2018

This was a really nice memorial and museum to learn about the bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs. Recommended.

Thank KalebJE
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is a great museum full of memorabilia and if you're a Scruggs fan, is well worth visiting. The museum volunteer was very knowledgeable and shared information with us as well. Some of the displays are interactive and fun. Great visit!

1  Thank DIANE D
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

We actually got in free because there was a lightening strike recently and not all of the audio exhibits were functioning properly. Hubby is a big banjo/bluegrass fan and he said it would definitely be worth the admission cost (if we had to pay). I...More

Thank elite99999
Reviewed September 20, 2017

I am a member of the Earl Scruggs Center and enjoy going! Nice staff, with a lot of information! If you like the banjo and this type of music this is the place to go! A lot of history to see at the center plus...More

1  Thank FAM57
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