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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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Recently on a visit to Arizona my sister introduced me to this wonderful museum that opens up the world of music visually and acoustically. We were so impressed with the exhibits... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Recently on a visit to Arizona my sister introduced me to this wonderful museum that opens up the world of music visually and acoustically. We were so impressed with the exhibits and the marvelous inter connectivity that music brings to every corner of the globe. The restaurant is not to be missed either with its wonderful array of healthy and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Incredible selection of instruments and music from around the world. You could spend days here and never see the same thing twice. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff too.

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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

This must be the most comprehensive collection of musical instruments from around the world arranged by country, genre, and artist. There are special exhibits regularly on display. We visited on their anniversary weekend and enjoyed special dance concerts from India and Thailand.

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in musical instruments, this is a must-see! The number of instruments is unprecedented, as well as the number of countries represented. This is one of the best museums of any type I have ever seen! Be ready to do a LOT of walking, this place is huge!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I was a little skeptical about visiting the MIM, especially when it meant forgoing the warm sun for a couple of hours. But I decided to go based on the reviews I saw on TA and also on the rave recommendation of a friend. So glad I did. I have never seen a collection of musical instruments so extensive. Everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Great, amazing display of instruments from every country in the world. Head phones allow you to listen to different sounds & performers. Overwhelming so plan to visit more than once.

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Flagstaff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

A person can spend days here and not see everything. The exhibits are wonderful and suitable for all ages.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This museum isn't cheap, but it is a one-of-a-kind experience. If you have ANY interest in ANY kind of music or geography or ethnography this is the place. Thousands of instruments are carefully grouped by region and country and recordings have been made of many of the instruments being played. The video recordings are activated when you step near the... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

All the various sections with musical instruments from around the world. Also, MIM has an excellent restaurant. Plan on spending hours touring this beautiful museum.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It is truly a joy having a museum of this caliber in phoenix. One can wonder for hours seeing all the various instruments. I was fascinated by the evolution of string instruments that became the electric guitar with wonderful examples of classic guitars through its short history. It's hard to fit it all in day but its doable if you... More 

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