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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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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
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+1 480-478-6000
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

This museum takes you on a journey through time and space, taking you to countries and allowing you to experience the instruments and music of different cultures through time. It's remarkable. As well is the concert schedule. The ticket prices are very reasonable considering the...More

Thank Mossy57
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This place rocks! Its beautiful, modern building set in lush desert landscaping is a treat, but then you enter, and Wow! There are musical instruments to play, short videos of favorite entertainers to watch (along with their memorabilia), galleries of musical instruments from every country,...More

Thank Karen S. C
Reviewed September 13, 2016

At first people would say this sounds boring. I thought that for sure. As a school bus driver I took students here many times but on one hot day I went inside and realized what a great rich history they had to offer. I would...More

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Fabulous collection of instruments and sounds from all over the world. Frequent live concerts, with wide spectrum of music.

Thank Pawel T
Reviewed September 13, 2016

When I first saw this facility under construction I thought it seemed too big for something like this. After visiting after opening I was amazed at how much music memorabilia is contained in this wonderfully designed structure. Be prepared to do lots of walking.

Thank gwgross1
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Spent one day at MIM, we'll be back. So many instruments I didn't know even existed and wonderful information about all of them. Loveed the hands on room for the kids to enjoy seeing what various instruments were like and how they sounded.

Thank LuVerne U
Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife and I have taken several friends and family to the MIM over the last 5 years and everyone we took, our family, friends from out of town and just us. It is incredible especially if like music and the history of music. There...More

Thank taferg
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Plan to spend at least a full day if you love music from around the world. Good conceeerts on the schedule. A bit pricey, but worth it.

Thank tomtillett
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Surprised discovery in Phenix, this museum housed the most different kinds of musical instruments in the world. It's amazed to see whatever things makes sound. Music is the common language connect any cultures on earth. It's worth the time to go there.

Thank Ricochet1628
Reviewed September 12, 2016

First experience was due see an award ceremony from Barrow Neurological Institute. Latter, I went many times with family and still never really finish touring it because it constantly bringing new instruments presentation.

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Response from goyankees1962 | Reviewed this property |
I think only for American Express cardholders
January 25, 2017|
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Response from wakondarev |
I'll be the first answer my own question. I've just read in the "Policies" section of the website that, yes, there are wheel chairs available at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.
January 14, 2017|
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Response from Gary G |
The closest resort is the JW Marriott, which is a very nice resort and within walking distance. You are also close to Desert Ridge, a shopping center with a variety of restaurants.