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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy this place. So much to see and hear. Almost every exhibit had recorded songs of people playing the various instruments from all corners of the globe. Would have been cool to see an interactive portion of the museum where you could play some but it was well worth it!!

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you have interest in ANY version of music this interactive museum will hold your rapt attention for an afternoon. There are examples of instruments and samples of music from virtually every country on the planet and the headset that you wear picks up the signal from the display as you approach. They also have special gallery exhibits...Elvis, now the... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Great way to learn about cultural music throughout the world as well as US history of music. A must when in the Valley.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the Museum last year but this was our first experience in the Concert Hall. What a treat. Terrific acoustics and extremely comfortable seats in Row H. The artist was John Pizzarelli and his quartet. All were extremely talents. When we are next in town we will be sure to attend a MIM concert. Coming out of the venue... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Awesome place with an easy to follow walk through layout with excellent sound systems. A must for the music loving people!

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had a visitor from Europe and was looking for air-conditioned places to take him to. I remembered MIM. I did not realize that our visitor was once a music teacher. He loved it.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is really very well laid out and is i a great new building, purpose built. But it was only OK for me, but I am not a great music fan. It certainly has many different instruments and shows historical and modern instruments, but it was not for me. You need to be a real music enthusiast for this I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our family went to the MIM and enjoyed seeing all of the culutural aspects of music, and getting to play some instruments at the end, and seeing icon's artifacts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

...It will take you over the 3 hours we had! Bring comfortable walking shoes too because MIM is huge. Our teen rates this a "must see". For any Valley residents between 1954-1989, there is a Wallace & Ladmo corner.

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I were visiting friends in Fountain Hills AZ. and we decided to go to the M.I.M.We got there in the afternoon, around 1:30PM, and we figured that the time aloud, { closing time is 5PM}, was more then enough. Well my advise to anyone visiting the M.I.M. is to either get the 2 day pass or go... More

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