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Musical Instrument Museum

4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050 (Desert Ridge)
+1 480-478-6000
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Ranked #1 of 129 attractions in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 299-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the... more » Owner description: The World's Only Global Musical Instrument Museum Home of the MIM Music Theater--a 299-seat acoustically superb performance space--as well as the award-winning Cafe Allegro (open 11 A.M.-2 P.M. 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 Monday through Saturday, 9 A.M.-5 P.M. Open Sunday, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Closed Thanksgiving. Open Christmas, 11 A.M.-5 P.M. General Admission: $18.00 Teens (ages 13-19): $14 Children (ages 4-12): $10 Children 3 and under: Free Hours and prices are subject to change. « less
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Washington, DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

While visiting my parents in Tucson we took a side trip to Phoenix for a concert. On our way back we stopped at the MIM. Wow! What an incredible place. There is so much to see and we didn't have nearly enough time, we only made it through one floor and missed a bunch of stuff because of time. If... More

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Tolleson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The MIM was interesting and fun but a bit pricey for families at 18 dollars per person. The technology was fabulous and the people were knowledgeable and helpful!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Since we have a musician in the family we found our visit to MIM extremely interesting. The instruments shown from all countries and dating back several years showed how music has always been such an important part of each society. It's a wonderful museum.

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La Verne, California
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the best museums we have ever visited. So much to see and listen to! Plan on spending an entire day there. Great for all ages - the hands on room is wild (and LOUD!) Saw lots of kids having a good time!My only criticism would be some pieces needed a "Listen More" button - the sample was too... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

All of the musical instruments from all over the world are beautifully presented. Very educational and also fun. Café offers very good food selections. Definitely worth it to visit the museum when you are in Phoenix.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The name of the museum is misleading. Makes it sound very dry and dull. Actually it is very hands on for kids (you are welcome to plan on the Grand Piano in the atrium). More of a musical experience than a museum. Worth doing with kids. Beautiful building with lovely air conditioning.

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a musical cultural experience there is no better place to go then the MIM. Spread out over several floors in a building the size of a football field you'll find music and instruments from all over the world. Definitely get the headphones because as you step in front of an exhibit they program tunes in... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A great get away in Phoenix. I was impressed not only with the number of instruments available for viewing but also with the layout and interactive area.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A great little gem in north Phoenix. Great display of interesting musical instruments and history by geography. Excellent interactive area for kids (and adults) to try out some of the instruments on display. The museum's cafeteria served excellent food as well. Highly recommended!

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Overgaard, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a great place to see a show. Only 300 seats and the sound is fantastic. The artists all seem to enjoy the atmosphere, even the big names! A large selection of music types will make it easy for any taste.

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