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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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Amazing museum

When planning our vacation I ran across information about the Musical Instrument Museum. My husband and I are both musical people and thought we would go and see if it was as nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
O'Connor B
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Tirnersville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When planning our vacation I ran across information about the Musical Instrument Museum. My husband and I are both musical people and thought we would go and see if it was as nice as the revues were saying. Was it? ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!! This is an incredible place! From the moment that you drive up and see the lovely Arizona type garden/entry... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Museum is one of the best I have ever visited and I have been to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Tate in London, LACMA in Los Angeles. The building itself is spectacular, but the displays of musical instruments from every region and country of the world are impressive as they include videos of people from that country playing... More 

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan on spending the entire day here as there is so much history and culture to explore! There's also a two day pass option, which I'd highly recommend. The layout of the museum is great with a cafe and gift shop on the ground floor as well as the more modern exhibits. The exhibits upstairs and divided by continent. It... More 

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Denver, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether you like pop or Papa Hayden music, you will enjoy a few hours seeing and hearing the incredibly diverse world of music

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have taken family, friends, young children, older adults and all of them have loved the MIM. To top it off, the food in the restaurant is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum lets you experience the music of different regions - you hear the music when you stand in front of the particular exhibit through personal headphones. Choose the regions you are interested in and find out about their music and instruments. Amazing exhibits. Room for children to have a hands on experience, too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quite simply an amazing place. Good for the whole family and if you have a chance to see a show in the theater then consider yourself lucky. The cafe is top-notch and they made it so this place is just exactly perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This has to be one of the best attractions in the Phoenix area. Give yourself plenty of time to to spend there. So much to see, hear and learn - something for everyone - amazingly awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is so unique a day is never enough! Walking from one exhibit to the next you are carried to a different part of the world.

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Thank Ellen R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I watched this facility being built and wondered what a Musical Instrument Museum and how boring it would be. Was I ever wrong! This was one of the most enjoyable museum experiences I've ever had. Musical instruments and music of every type from every corner of the world. Put on your headset and move from exhibit to exhibit enjoying the... More 

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