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Musical Instrument Museum

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Neighborhood: Desert Ridge
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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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Make a little music!

This was an amazing outing. I am not a true Museum fan. However, we were there for 4 hours and it was just not enough time. It does not matter how old or young you are there is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Eagle, Idaho
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Eagle, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing outing. I am not a true Museum fan. However, we were there for 4 hours and it was just not enough time. It does not matter how old or young you are there is something for everyone. A MUST VISIT!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

A really great place to go see, especially you if like music and instruments. But I felt like it was one of those museums with too much to see. You can see the similarities in instruments from around the world which is very interesting but after a while, all the varieties of lutes from Brazil, China and Mexico start looking... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

All you wanted to know about music around the world. Spent 4 hours there and could have spent 4 more.

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Victoria, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A Beautiful facility and an amazing museum. It is very large and will take you 4 hours to do it properly. I suggest arriving around 10, walk the exhibits for 2 hours, take a lunch break in their Café Allegro and then finish the tour after lunch. I enjoyed it all but take your time in the Artists Gallery and... More 

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Conifer, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Today we spent 4-5 hours at the Musical Instrument Museum and did not see it all. This place is absolutely full of instruments from all over the world and videos showing them being played. We have to go back to finish seeing it all. There are headsets which allow you to tour at your own pace. It should be on... More 

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South Bend, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

With headsets you can hear all the instruments. Plan on a full morning and/or afternoon. American rock & roll was fun hearing the music I enjoyed in high school.

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We had read about this museum and it was #1 on our list. Unfortunately, we arrived mid-afternoon and just ran out of time. We will definitely return next time we are in the area. The headsets that allow you to actually hear the instruments being played made the experience fascinating. John Lennon's piano was a hit - who would have... More 

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This museum is a must see experience. They have instruments from around the world assembled according to countries of origin, and the audio video guide makes the experience just so much better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a very interesting museum, and there are so many items on display that it definitely takes more than one visit to see them all.

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Branson, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Tripadvisor lists this as the number 1 attraction in Phoenix and I would agree. We spent five hours there yesterday and really didn't through everything. There is an overwhelming assortment of things to see and do here. If you go I would make the following suggestions. 1. You are given a headset when you register which automatically activates as you... More 

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