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Address: 7377 U.S. 31 North, Acme, MI 49690
Phone Number: 213-938-9300
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Description: The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City...
The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Now in their 30th year, the museum presents one of the most unique music museums in America. Ninety-minute tours demonstrate fully-restored mechanical instruments dating from 1870 to 1930.Guest will also see Models of buildings from Traverse City 1930’s era. Music boxes of all sizes, a mechanical street organ, one of largest dance organs built in Belgium in 1922 , Weber Duo-Art reproducing grand piano,1924 Wurlitzer theater organ used to accompany silent films.
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Some amazing self playing musical instruments

This museum has a lot of self playing musical instruments like player pianos, crank organs, dance organs, music boxes, etc. On the guided tour they let you hear and see the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Albion, Indiana
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Albion, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This museum has a lot of self playing musical instruments like player pianos, crank organs, dance organs, music boxes, etc. On the guided tour they let you hear and see the machines playing. The Mortier dance organ is especially beautiful to hear and see.

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West Bloomfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

What a gem of a place! Music lovers of any level and style will be impressed by the collection of musical instruments and the vast knowledge from the tour guides. Not only are you able to view these early versions of musical players, you actually get to hear them played! What a great way to learn the history behind the... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I wasn't keen on making this stop on the bus tour, but once the ~ hour presentation began, I was amazed. The host's explanation of the history of automated music from the simplest and smallest music box hand cranked 'toy' through various nickelodeons to the fantastic keyboard-controlled automated orchestra was totally interesting. I really enjoyed the finale when the automated... More 

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Columbiaville, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

After many years of wanting to see this museum, we finally got to see it yesterday! The staff: Becky and Mr. Kennedy were so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It is a place steeped in automated music history and we got many wonderful demonstrations. Great place to visit - a true gem!

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is a living museum of musical instruments from days past. But there are not dusty displays--they are operable, and are played for you, so you can hear the sounds of the past -- live. For me, a special treat and remembrance was listening to George Gershwin playing Rhapsody in Blue on the recording grand piano. Yes, Gershwin playing Gershwin,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you want something different besides, art museums, parks, etc. on your vacation then visit this place! Instruments tiny to gigantic are not only on display, but also are played right before your eyes and ears on this very detailed tour. Do not miss it!

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Beulah, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Music House Museum is incredible! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and give an excellent, informative, and entertaining tour. We were impressed with the collection - WORKING collection, of musical instruments. I have recommended the museum to many others. An excellent place to spend time with family, as younger children seem to be fascinated as well. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had barely half an hour before closing, but they let us in, gave us some highlights, and made us want to return another time. An unexpected jewel.

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Castelnaudary, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a wonderful collection of musical instruments. Be sure to take the tour as the guides are very knowledgeable. They turn a two to three hour tour into an unforgettable journey through time. Only they are able to open and operate the various instruments. This visit was far above our expectations. Thank you, Tom, for the tour.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Unique museum with many interesting and hard to find instruments. They play many of them for you including a rare repeater piano, player organs, band organs... If you want something different, check this out.

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Address: 7377 U.S. 31 North, Acme, MI 49690
Phone Number: 213-938-9300
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Acme

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