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Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
+1 480-478-6000
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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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“love music” (146 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Desert Ridge
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hugely a fan of the MIM! I went to take in a concert and while there I got to learn about historical musical instruments and their origins. Also, I was able to see some first rate music memorabilia such as the Carter Family & Man...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Musical Instrument is a world-class museum located in suburban Phoenix. The building is stunning, the landscaping beautiful as well. The theater is both asthetically and acoustically a joy to be in. The Museum is really and anthropology museum of music. Using current technology to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have attended concerts and special events here, never disappointed. I was thoroughly entertained, and even got to play instruments in the interactive section.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum feels like going around the world, and is seriously worth the trip. The museum primarily consists of displays for each country detailing their musical styles, cultural influences, and of course plenty of examples on display. You receive headphones that play videos at each...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited MIM based on trip advisor reviews even though the description of this museum did not appeal to me. I am very glad I went. We stayed about three hours. There was more to see, but felt like that was as much listening as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been to the MIM several times, but never attended a concert until recently. The acoustics were the best we’ve ever experienced! Truly outstanding. Looking forward to our next concert.

Thank Alegnalati
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays of instruments from around the world old and contemporary, constantly concerts and events at the auditorium, only instruments museum I know.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasnt so sure about how i would feel about the MIM. I am a lover of all types of music and play piano. My husband plays guitar and bass. We thought we would have a date afternoon there. That place just blew my mind....More

Thank Angie K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Musical instrument Museum for the first time. I don't know why we waited so long. Had an amazing afternoon listening and learning about how music brings us all together in harmony. How instruments are crafted in different parts of our world....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because of the heat we were looking for an air conditioned place to visit and selected this museum. We were pleasantly surprised at how large this place is and the quality of the musical instruments. I would recommend, if you are able, taking the free...More

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Beverly H
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s a decent place to enjoy a show. Personally I like to be down front and center. But anytime I’ve been there I can’t say I’ve had a bad seat.
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CallawayGrl
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
No dress codes - I'm sure any comfortable shoes are fine. My wife and I typically wear jeans/shorts and I wore sandals.
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Diane L
March 13, 2018|
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Response from truffles808 | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is about the time I spent there. It seemed enough if you don’t mind focusing on specific galleries. For music lovers, it may not be enough.
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