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A surprising find off the beaten path

Wow...if this place were located near more population and tourist paths it would get tons of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kenneth g
A 5 but you MUST take the guided tour or you will be bored.

Tour bus stop and a few grumbled about how we were going to spend 2 hours here and they didn't even... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Edmond, OK
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The Music House Museum is located on US31 just north of Traverse City, Michigan. Now in their 30th year, the museum presents one of the most unique music museums in America. Ninety-minute tours demonstrate fully-restored mechanical instruments...more
7377 US Highway 31 N, Acme, MI 49690-9533
+1 213-938-9300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow...if this place were located near more population and tourist paths it would get tons of traffic. As others have said, a real hidden gem. Excellent docents, lively, fun, full of knowledge about the many mechanical music devices dating back to the 1800s. The organ...More

Thank kenneth g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tour bus stop and a few grumbled about how we were going to spend 2 hours here and they didn't even like music.... What a surprise! It was fascinating to all and well explained by the docent who loved his job. These instruments are all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alas we did not have enough time to thoroughly enjoy this little gem of a museum. Truly enjoyable array of instruments and the silent film and organ were a highlight.

Thank Flowergrl004
Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

It's actually been a few years since our visit but just recently found them in tripadvisor. It was a beautiful and great place!! Loved the tour!! I felt sorry for the guides because se parents were letting their kids play with the instruments. And some...More

1  Thank MS_downriver
Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is a lot like the House on the rock in Wisconsin. They have fewer pieces, but they actually play the musical instruments. (At House on the rock, you hear recordings. The docent who led our tour was very knowledgeable. We also got some nice...More

Thank iowamom2014
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

My 14 year old son and I decided to visit the Music House Museum. We were met at the door by docent AJ who informed us that we could join a tour that was ongoing (class trip) or come back in an hour. We decided...More

Thank annie36834
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Neat and clean on outside, but still was surprised when we took the tour at all the interesting things inside! Well preserved & unique items. A Guide with obvious passion, and fun demonstrations of many of the instruments. A well-spent afternoon. Would recommend to others...More

Thank Secondlook
Reviewed May 12, 2018

We were at the museum at the start of the season so had a private tour that lasted over 2 hours. There is so much to see and hear that it was nice to have the extra time to experience everything. There are musical instruments...More

Thank Quilter20
Reviewed February 14, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here! This unique museum is filled with interesting, well-preserved musical machines and the tour is so enjoyable. Especially fun is hearing various pieces of equipment play music from the past. A wonderful visit for people of all age groups.

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This is something to see. It is quite unique. It ha a musical collection that is not rivaled. They also do special events as in having the organ played for a silent movie.

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May 19, 2017|
Response from Buicklover | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is wheelchair friendly
Christine K
September 15, 2016|
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Response from TCinKC2014 | Reviewed this property |
I agree -- calling them is best. The length of the tour and what is possible to see and hear will depend on the number in your group. With advance notice they may be able to get an extra guide or two in to accommodate you... More
Loretta M
May 19, 2016|
Response from Robert M |
How much for the tour?