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Museum of Making Music

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Address: 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: +1 760-438-5996
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Description: This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years...
This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years of American music through interactive displays, a focus on six different musical eras and a collection of musical instruments.
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Great place to take a family or a romantic couple. So much to enjoy in sound, pictures and instruments.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Carlsbad, California
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to take a family or a romantic couple. So much to enjoy in sound, pictures and instruments.

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit. There are a lot of interactive exhibits and they are all hooked up to headphone so you don't have to listen to anyone banging away on instruments. I took my 8 year old son and he really enjoyed the experience. I loved seeing some of the famous pieces they have in the museum.... More 

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Sylmar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had fun learning about American music and how it has played a great role in our nations economy and more importantly as a magnificent art form. We played many instruments and recorded statements about what music means to us. What a great afternoon "making music!"

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

we went for a concert they had one evening, with pizza and beer from Stone Brewing. I'm not a beer fan, but the concert was very good. The exhibits do change, so we plan to go back soon.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

A museum that takes you from the history of music to allowing you to try out the instruments. A fun indoor activity when the weather isn't perfect in Carlsbad, California. From musically inclined adults to children, it is a fun day and a fun place to visit. Groupon often offers discount tickets

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Payette, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Thought my daughter would enjoy this place and she did very much, so did I. there is all different kinds of hands on items and things to look at. I would say little kids may not appreciate this place but if you have a child that is interested in music this was wonderful and all the volunteers where super nice... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband and I needed a break from Legoland and since this museum was so close we decided to check it out. What a cool place! It is divided into five sections and each sections covers 20 years of music trends. Each section has a different instrument to try. At the end there is a room full of instruments to... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This small museum depicts music in America from the late 1800s to about 1970 with one display on MTV. Each room focuses on a musical era and displays instruments from that time. Personally, I'm not that musical (even though I like to listen to music), so I skimmed over much of it. But, my husband loved it. My oldest daughter,... More 

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southern california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Far an away the best feature here is the music room where kids or kid-like adults can try a number of musical instruments. They set it up so that it is via headphones and it all works. To my knowledge there is nothing else like this anywhere. Very hands-on. I went here to see a concert, which was great, but... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a delightful museum that does not get enough attention. The attractions are very well thought out and informative. The goal of the museum is straight forward and refined. I am going to be perfectly honest in that for me this museum is more focused and relevant than the overpriced goofy museum in Seattle. I personally loved getting to... More 

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Address: Address: 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: +1 760-438-5996
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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