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Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
+1 480-478-6000
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The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 300-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Café Allegro (open 11 am - 2 pm daily) and the MIM Museum Store. The average guest spends nearly four hours at MIM. Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy MIM's galleries and exhibits. Open daily, 9 am - 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving; Open Christmas, 11 am - 5 pm. General Admission: $20; Teens (ages 13-19): $15; Children (ages 4-12): $10; Children 3 and under: Free. Hours and prices are subject to change.
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“love music” (150 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Desert Ridge
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"music lovers"
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Reviewed today via mobile

First time here and we were totally amazed! So much to see in one day! We opted to enjoy what we could in the afternoon and will save the rest for future visit! The Artist Gallery was our favorite and had a great collection of...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed today via mobile

I have been to this unexpectedly wonderful museum 3 occasions!!! I live in the area so I pass this place all the time but always took it for granted. Until one day, I went with a bunch of kids under 5. Loved it and couldn't...More

Thank Parislilac
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum has every conceivable type of instrument in the world. Wearing headphones, walking around, prompting a recording of the instrument along the way was amazing. The USA portion at the end is definitely enjoyable. I was tired and so decided next time I go...More

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't know how this collection arrived in such an obscure location, but lucky for the people of the greater Phoenix region it did. This is a world class collection off music memorabilia, but better yet is the vast collection of musical instruments from virtually...More

Thank goamazon
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were blown away by this Museum. I was expecting a nice local museum. I was not expecting a huge, wonderfully curated museum, for which the founders spared no expense. I regret that we only had an hour and a half to spend there. We...More

Thank MitchPNY
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed it! You can spend there probably about 2 to 4 hours. Awesome part is they give you head phones and you can listen to every instrument!!

Thank Galina B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The MIM will not disappoint you and the ticket price is well worth the museum experience. Headphones make the visit easy and fun to listen to all types of music while you are strolling at your own pace. Displays are well done. Benches and restrooms...More

Thank beachliker
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is one of the best Museums you'll ever visit,The building itself is a work of art,spacious ,well designed & planned.Not thinking it was one for me,I could not believe the amount of instruments on display,this is an experience not to be missed.This visit produces...More

Thank redted2016
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the most wonderful museum for musical instruments that I have ever seen. Exhibits from around the world. As you walk up to the exhibits, motion sensors detect you and the exhibit starts playing sound recordings of the instrument in question. You could spend...More

Thank Judy K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this on our last trip to Arizona and enjoyed it immensely! However, you really need best part of a day to take it all in. As always, the USA do a fabulous job when they design a museum, and this is no exception!...More

Thank rebelfarmer
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Beverly H
22 March 2018|
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Response from Donbrown51 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry didn't go to a concert while there. I am sure it is great!
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CallawayGrl
16 March 2018|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
No dress codes - I'm sure any comfortable shoes are fine. My wife and I typically wear jeans/shorts and I wore sandals.
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Diane L
14 March 2018|
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Response from truffles808 | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is about the time I spent there. It seemed enough if you don’t mind focusing on specific galleries. For music lovers, it may not be enough.
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