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“Music Is The Language Of The Soul” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Musical Instrument Museum

Musical Instrument Museum
4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050 (Desert Ridge)
+1 480-478-6000
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Ranked #1 of 94 Attractions in Phoenix
Type: Museums
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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; Teens (ages 13-19): $14; Children (ages 4-12): $10; Children 3 and under: Free. Hours and prices are subject to change.
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“Music Is The Language Of The Soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

The MIM is absolutely amazing. The span of musical instrument history and culture is incredible. The headsets are hugely helpful and edifying. One suggestion, take a couple of breaks. This is a huge museum. It can be a bit overwhelming. Stop, enjoy a snack, walk outside, discuss. Well worth the time. One of a kind experience.

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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is a one of a kind museum that is dedicated to musical instruments with videos of them being used to make music in various cultures.

Visited February 2013
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“Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

If you like music, you will like this museum! You get to see how music is incorporated in the lives of people on the different continents. You also have an opportunity to physically play certain instruments. They also have a nice cafe with decent food and an auditorium where they occasionally hold concerts. It's a fairly new museum and it is big, so if you want to cover it all, you should wear comfortable walking shoes.

Visited February 2013
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Madison, WI
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“Interesting - worth a trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Very impressed with this museum. They really made it interesting. Very big. They do allow you to leave and come back later that day. We are not big music people but found it to be very well done. Nice displays and interactive audio. A lot of walking and listening. I don't think I would take young children there. The interactive display was fun when you got to play some of the unusual instruments you saw in the museum. The grounds and building are new and nice. It looks like they have some fun events in the evening there that would be worth while.

Visited February 2013
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“I love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

MIM as we so affectionately call it in Phoenix, is one of the most amazing museums I have been to. There is really something here for every culture, every genre, every time period of music and it is so interesting to see pieces from everywhere. I have played piano for many years and when I saw the Steinway and the video on how it was made, I got a little misty and decided it was time to get another piano for our home. This place is wonderful and the room where you can play some of the instruments that are on display is so much fun. It is a must see!

Visited March 2012
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