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Musical Instrument Museum

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Neighborhood: Desert Ridge
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Address: 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone Number: +1 480-478-6000
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Description: 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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Awesome museum that anyone will enjoy

I live 15 miles from this museum and put it off for years. I thought to myself, how good could some random museum in Phoenix be? It's not like this is New York, Paris, or DC. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I live 15 miles from this museum and put it off for years. I thought to myself, how good could some random museum in Phoenix be? It's not like this is New York, Paris, or DC. I was dead wrong. This museum is amazing! As a fan of music (isn't everyone?) and as someone who loves museums, plays numerous instruments,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a unique and great museum. The fabulous collection of over 20,000 musical instruments is divided into five major geographical areas. North America, Asia and Ociana, Africa and the Middle East, Latin America, and Europe. Each display has telemonitors that play the music of the country through your earphones as you approach the area. Compare the drums of Africa... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went on a Sunday in July. Not crowded at all in the morning. It's easy to spend hours and hours here.

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Antioch, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The docents there are really nice and knowledgeable. It is a great experience for anyone interested in all types of music, culture, and geography. The room where you get to play percussion instruments from all around the world is the best. I enjoyed hearing the differences in musical instruments from around the world.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum opened in 2010, and I have been meaning to take my son since then due to numerous recommendations by friends. I'm not sure why it took so long to get there because this place is amazing. Seriously, when I saw the cost I thought, "Wow, that's a lot." However, when we got in and saw everything that is... More 

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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited here on our Honeymoon. He's been in bands all of his life so it was really cool to see his amazement and interest in all of the different instruments they had on display. The tour was $20 per ticket and you got a pair of headphones to walk you through the exhibits. Highly recommended for... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great experience. There are so many instruments cool instruments from around the world to see here. The displays help incorporate the instruments into their place in the culture of the area. The displays are self guided using a headset that starts to play as soon as you walk up to the display. Children will also enjoy the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The MIM offers classes for infants/toddlers that are really great! Our baby loves going. The staff is nice and informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The size, history and collection of everything musical from all over the world is unmatched. There was so much I never knew and it was wonderfully laid out and easy to navigate. Enjoyed spending time here. Truly a remarkable museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Warning- be sure to go early. There is a lot to see. I only went for 4 hours. I was able to get through Europe and a little bit of South America. It is all so interesting and the ability to see vintage video and hear the music was just fascinating. Next time, this will be a two day excursion... More 

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Address: 4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone Number: +1 480-478-6000
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Desert Ridge

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