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Musical Instrument Museum

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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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What a pleasant surprise! I wS visiting a friend in Phoenix and since it was 108 outside, we had to do something indoors. This museum is amazing. I don't know how Phoenix ended up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous collection of musical pieces. I've never seen anything like it before. All musicians will love this! Children might get bored, though.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a pleasant surprise! I wS visiting a friend in Phoenix and since it was 108 outside, we had to do something indoors. This museum is amazing. I don't know how Phoenix ended up with this museum, but I'm glad it did. The name is misleading. It's so much more than musical instruments...it's really about music around the world. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I had time after a treatment at the Mayo Clinic, so I drove over to the Museum. So glad I did! What a wonderful place. Educational, beautiful architecture, pleasant knowledgeable volunteers. All around excellent experience.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The name of this museum is a bit deceiving. It does have a plethora of musical instruments but also exhibits dedicated to all countries and cultures around the world. We have been several times and just finished seeing the continent of Africa. The building itself is beautiful. There is a cafe with a gorgeous outdoor patio as well. A must... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I have visited MIM on at least 4 occasions and have told many of our friends about this fabulous institution. I still can't imagine where they obtained the instruments from around the world. Go early so you can see it all. Take a few breaks and visit their Cafe. Really. It is much more that a days... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding facility with world history of musical instruments and examples in all exhibits based on geography. Video recordings with personal headsets brought the experience alive. Great volunteer guides and excellent lunch facility. One day is insufficient to see and hear all material. Hands on experience with different instruments especially exciting for children.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The MIM is a wonderful place to spend a day, especially if you are interested in music and history/culture! We spent the day and walked through most of the exhibits which are organized geographically. There are wonderful examples of all types of instruments. You can quickly see the similarities across regions-----the first instruments up to Alice Cooper! To see everything,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There is so much information about all genres and ages of music, as well as tons of hands on things to try. It is a walking tour (so at your pace) and they also have headphones that you can wear to listen to the tour in a quieter environment. Fun for kids and adults.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you've wondered what music of the whole wide world is, and the intruments they use this is the place to visit. It is amazing all the instruments that can and do make music. If you have the time and the interest this can take a good 3 hours. For a break there is a cafe that has very good... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Having driven by this museum almost everyday since it opened, figured we would give it a try finally. This museum is amazing! I laughed when I was the tickets options and there was a 2 day pass. Who needs 2 days to see an instrument museum? Wow was I wrong! We got there around noon and by the time the... More 

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