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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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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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I wasn't keen on going to the museum when it was suggested, but I was very surprised at how amazing it was. You receive a headset on arrival and as you travel through the exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Canmore, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wasn't keen on going to the museum when it was suggested, but I was very surprised at how amazing it was. You receive a headset on arrival and as you travel through the exhibits of instruments, music automatically streams through as you approach the well-placed screens. I would say we got through an eighth of the museum after being... More 

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Albany, New York
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't know about this museum. A local person told us it was a must see and we agree. We were there for 6 hours, including a lunch break, which we feel was perfect. We could have stayed longer, or cut it shorter. There is so much to see, and enjoy. We were there for the Stradivari exhibit which I... More 

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You just won't believe how great this museum is. I have been there 3 times and I still feel like I haven't yet seen it all. The way it is laid out is wonderful. Every country and the instruments that are played there. Also special exhibits and hands on for you and the children. I have been to many museums... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you ever thought that you have seen many music instruments in life and are inquisitive about world music - come here and get lost in the middle of an ocean of instruments....from classic to rock, tribal to folk.... the rich heritage of each country's music from centuries ago is so wonderfully depicted with adequate information. And yes, if you... More 

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Sun City West
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended a music quartet show featuring Charles Lloyd. The setting,sound,quality and performance were outstanding.The decor of the building an architectural settings were easily accessible. Knowledge of all instruments by all employees was astounding. I would definitely recommend a visit to this spectacular Museum. To thoroughly enjoy all designs it is feasible to plan for at least a 3 hour timespan.

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Henderson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I flew to Phoenix to see George Winston at the MIM. The show was fantastic! Friends advised me to come early and check out the MIM. I am so glad I did that. I had about 1.5 hours at the MIM and got through all of it except for North America. I especially enjoyed the Stradivarius exhibit and the instruments... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our third visit to MIM, as it is known locally. The private founders of this museum determined to create an experience that was worldwide, thorough, and beautiful. They succeeded admirably. The second floor galleries include exhibits showing music and musical traditions from nearly every country in the world. As one steps in front of each exhibit, music from... More 

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2 Thank OntheroadwithAandD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The MIM 300 seat theater is perfect for hearing, seeing and enjoying live music. There is no bad seat. We enjoyed a Laurel Canyon review that was a trip down memory lane. The theatre is just a small portion of the museum that features instruments from around the world. If you come to Phoenix, don't miss this fantastic place!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in North Phoenix contains a surprising amount of instruments from around the world. It's amazing to see how early cultures created music and the evolution of each into today's environment. Many exhibits are hands-on and great for kids, families, and everyone to enjoy. You will also find costumes worn by well-known singers throughout their musical... More 

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Devon
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fabulous museum, lots to see and the videos give an extra impact.But don't have lunch in the cafe - very disappointed at the quality of the food.

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