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Musical Instrument Museum

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Address: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Phone Number: +1 480-478-6000
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Can't play any instrument, thought this would be a little boring, I was wrong!

I can't play any instrument, so I thought this might be a little lost on me but it wasn't. I've been to many museums all over the world. This is in my top 3! When traveling to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can't play any instrument, so I thought this might be a little lost on me but it wasn't. I've been to many museums all over the world. This is in my top 3! When traveling to get in the mood, I listen to music from the country I am going to. I always knew each region and country has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was told about the place and so when I checked it out not really knowing what I was going to see or experience and what I found it is takes more than 1 day to take it all in, some will not appreciate the African cultures area but there is so much more. You will want to return after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an incredible place! There aren't enough superlatives to describe the Museum of Musical Instruments. If you enjoy history, music, anthropology, or just killing time this is the place for you. Looming large in elegant sandstone tiles, the MIM is by itself in a field and seems like it was accidentally dropped here. I can't hazard a guess as to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A lady by the name of Anabel at MIM was really annoying and rude. (I think she was the manager) She did not allow the students to go upstairs and finish doing the tour. We literally had 30 more minutes before our bus arrived. She told us we had to leave because our bus was already outside. When we went... More 

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Thank Familia A
Illinois/Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) is housed in a magnificent building and was endowed by an individual who had great success in business, the oil business if I recall correctly. This man obviously has a passion for music and the means to share that passion with the music-loving public. The staff members I encountered were first rate! I brought a... More 

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Richmond, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing to see the similar and unique ways the people of this earth enjoyed music all under one roof.

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Thank meganthemegan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Plan to spend the whole day. So many displays to see. Instrument history, geography and evolution. Instument construction, oddball instruments. Every instument imaginable.

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Thank Rex A
Payson AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Musical Instrument Museum in a unique place in all the world. Instruments from around the globe are featured in detail. Each geographical area of the world is represented. Each country has many instruments represented and headphones will allow the visitor to listen to the instruments being played. I am not a musician, but was fascinated by the variety of... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like learning about different culture this is the place to visit. It is amazingly beautiful, interesting, full of surprises around each corner, so rich on displaying the amazing work created by human hands the talent the art & craft the use of each instruments, and the reason behind each instruments and how they were used in the past... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Friends had visited in the past and raved about the museum and my wife and I finally had a chance to visit yesterday. I fully understand why MIM has received such high reviews on Trip Advisor. This place is amazing! Vast collection of instruments, great descriptions and demonstrations. We even stayed nearby after the museum closed to attend a concert... More 

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