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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 128 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 Cafe 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 Monday through Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm; Open Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving; Open Christmas, 11 am - 5 pm. 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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Peoria, Arizona
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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Even with the good ratings, I was very skeptical about this museum. I didn't think it would be much fun to hang out at a no-touch museum. It was amazing! Both my 13 year old son and I had a lot of fun. I loved that you got to see and hear the instruments being played while also seeing the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I attended mimfest today which was also our first visit to the museum. First the Mimfest- what a great experience of all types of live music and dance and food trucks. This was a very we'll run festival. It was also our first time visiting the museum. It is incredible. You cannot believe how much there is... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Awesome. Must bring friends and out of town visitors here. You can eat and have a beverage and see some great art and learn things about music and instruments...

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Ames, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I are museum buffs. We visit museums on nearly all our trips in the U.S. and in South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The MIM is one of the most impressive museums we have visited anywhere in the world in terms of the objects displayed, the manner in which they are organized, the didactics, and audio-visual information... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The MIM is a wonderful adventure around the world exploring it's music. As others have said it takes time to visit this extensive collection. But, it is a very worthwhile way to spend whatever time you have. It is amazing! The cafe Al's serves great food all fresh and high quality.

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Grapevine, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

You get headphones (I used my iphone earbuds) with an electronic pack that wirelessly determines which tv you are near and plays a cycle of clips of people playing the instruments, singing, dancing, or explaining things that relate to the exhibits that you're standing near. There are about 100 tvs, 1,000s of instruments ranging from ancient to modern, displays dedicated... More

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Pokolbin, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I wondered why they offered a 2 day pass when we went in. And now I know that one would need 2 full days to take everything in! Wonderfully laid out, thousands of items, really good explanations, superb automatic audio to listen to the music of all the different countries.... I am not a musician, but know music can lighten... More

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Seattle, WA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A very unique and interesting museum. You can spend a few hours or many days going through all the exhibits, which includes musical instruments from every country in the world. It is very well done and I highly recommend this museum.

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Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a massive exhibit of musical instruments from around the world. You are given headsets that allow you to listen to each cultures music and experience instruments you never new existed. If you want to cover every exhibit allow for a two day visit. Day two tickets are half price and must be purchased on day one. Otherwise allow... More

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Bethel, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great place to visit. Outstanding collection of musical instruments that you can hear and see playing

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