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Musical Instrument Museum

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Neighbourhood: Desert Ridge
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Address: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum. Home of the MIM Music...

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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This is a Terrific Museum

At first the name doesn't make it sound like an interesting place. Don't let that deter you. This museum is fantastic. Allow plenty of time. You wander around the museum with... read more

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At first the name doesn't make it sound like an interesting place. Don't let that deter you. This museum is fantastic. Allow plenty of time. You wander around the museum with provided headphones. As you get near each exhibit you hear the instruments and can view wonderful short videos of the instrument in use. This may be the best museum... More 

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Hurricane, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum was wonderful! So user friendly (headphones are provided with the price)...we definitely go our money's worth. Plan several hours - there's so much to see!

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Boyne Lake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to get educated on music from around the globe and to see musical Instruments that were played by top artists of Country, Jazz, Rock, classical etc. The size of the museum and displays exceeded my expectations. Its a huge place and if you are interested in music it will take you a good 5 - 6 hrs... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an amazing collection of instruments from around the world separated into countries for the most part. There's a LOT of information and if you love musical instruments and/or learning about other cultures, you'll enjoy it. Some displays I wish had more information, but there is a lot to soak in. There are headphones you'll get when you walk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed out visit so much. We chose to do the listening tour and it was amazing!!! something for everyone!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit to the MIM. I can often only handle a few hours at a museum, but spent the day here. There's no way to see the collections in a single visit so recommend just selecting a region or two. The audio is essential and the curation is world class. I learned so much. Would come back to Phoenix just... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum has a special rate for two-day passes. If you have the time, we strongly recommend it. There is a wonderfully astounding varieity of musical instruments to see. Many of the exhibits are accompanied by videos of performers. The building is beautiful and spacious.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Musical Instrument Museum is a great place in itself, but one of its hidden gems is its concert series. The Museum presents a variety of musical styles in an intimate and acoustically great hall. Prices are reasonable and it's a great way to explore other music genres

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum has every type of musical instrument known to man, and you get to listen to most of them with your own headphones. Very unique place.

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you were in Phoenix for only one day and could only visit one tourist point of interest, this would be the place. I have visited many times. There is no other museum like this in the World (I have been to the Musical Instrument Museum in Hamamatsu Japan). The exhibits are superb and I especially enjoy being able to... More 

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