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Musical Instrument Museum

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Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour in Phoenix
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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...more
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Desert Ridge
+1 480-478-6000
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Reviewed yesterday

Simply fabulous. It's a one of a kind museum dedicated to musical instruments. There are over 6,000 instruments from 200 countries on display. A one-day pass is $20 for those who are not members of the Museum. I recommend going mid-morning and either ending your...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A first class museum for everyone ! Kids (especially 10+), adults, teens and seniors that I’ve brought to this museum all loved it. Fantastic exhibits divided by continent from ancient civilizations to classical to rock.

Thank RobbIt1818
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm ashamed to admit this, but I'm not what you'd call a music lover. I have my few favorite classic rock bands and enjoy a bit of the blues and classical music here and there. Nevertheless, I went to this museum on the recommendation of...More

1  Thank Bravaencore
Reviewed 5 days ago

Flew into Phoenix on our way to Sedona. decided to check out the museum on our way. Found the museum to be just ok. After the first 90 minutes or so we got kind of bored as it is surprisingly a lot of the same...More

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MIMPHX_2010, Social Media Manager at Musical Instrument Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your feedback. We are constantly reviewing comments and making improvements to provide an experience guests of all ages will enjoy.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful space near Phoenix showcasing instruments collected from around the world. Most of the exhibits are showcased with audio synced with a portable headset provided upon admission. My family and I visited on a weekday and were rewarded with few crowds in most rooms of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the MIM. It’s huge. Don’t underestimate the time to spend there. We were there for four hours and didn’t see it all. They use headsets that are activated in front of each tv exhibit. So great. We also had...More

Thank MaryJaneND
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went 3 couples. What a great museum. Staff incredible. exhibits incredible. You have to get the earphones so you can hear the music from all over the world and of different times. That way the videos (plenty) will make sense. We ALL LOVED IT.

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has more than 100 musical instruments of the world, in working condition. They are preserved and maintained properly. In addition, there are many interactive videos that give you a glimpse of the instrument in display and how it is played. There are some...More

Thank sunilbernard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea how great this place is, thank you TripAdvisor, and your many visitors. I took my nephew, age 16, he LOVED it! Oh and btw, I loved it too :)

Thank bruin82
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were advised by a local to visit the Musical Instrument Museum. We didn’t really know what he was selling, but we had a couple of hours to spare en route to Sky Harbor Airport and decided to visit. The entry fee...More

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22 March 2018|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s a decent place to enjoy a show. Personally I like to be down front and center. But anytime I’ve been there I can’t say I’ve had a bad seat.
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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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.