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Musical Instrument Museum

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Neighbourhood: Desert Ridge
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Address: 4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
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+1 480-478-6000
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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I have to be honest and say I had never heard of this place before. When it was suggested by a nice lady in the bookstore I thought it sounded interesting. We were on vacation... read more

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice but overrated. Unless you a musician, nothing of interest. Too large to see in a short period. Entertainment not very good.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to be honest and say I had never heard of this place before. When it was suggested by a nice lady in the bookstore I thought it sounded interesting. We were on vacation from Denver and it was a rainy day in Phoenix. Our 13 year old daughter thought it would be boring. We are so glad we... More 

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Oxford, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As the reviews attest, the museum is unique and well worth visiting when in the Phoenix area, even if you are not musically inclined or did everything possible to escape music lessons as a kid. The exhibits are arranged geographically, with the intention of showing the link between musical instruments and the culture, and collectively they demonstrate how music is... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Museum is an inspiring tribute to the history of musical instruments and more from around the world. You'll meander through literally thousands of instruments and more than 100 unique multimedia displays of real instruments from countries and continents with snippets of videos of people playing most of them in their native country. It has displays of musical genres as... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very unique museum experience. Skip the shopping malls and head for the MIM. Absolutely mind blowing!

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Thank Susan R
Mechanicsburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a phenomenal music experience. If your time is limited, as ours was, skip the special exhibit and see the main museum. The special exhibit was great but we had to rush at the end of our 2+ hours. If we ever get back to Phoenix, we'll plan for more time.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an enjoyable day! We visited the MIM. Easy to find, great parking, friendly volunteers. The Museum was organized by country. Included Russia and North Korea...interesting! My favorites were Italy, Mexico, and all of the US. There was a section on "Orchestra" which included why the members sit where they do. Many other exhibits. Great place to visit.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have traveled the world and have never come across such an interesting display of mankind's ingenuity. The large collection , displays with interactive media were brilliant. The only downfall it is so extensive after 4 hours of amazement you begin to tire so it is best to start on the second floor where the more historical pieces are displayed.... More 

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F'ville, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a very hot day in Phoenix, we decided to visit this museum. Every country is represented here. There are videos of natives playing their instruments. The museum has a large display of instruments. You will love playing the instruments in the hands- on roo.....my favorites were playing the HUGE drum and the gong! Our kids really enjoyed this place... More 

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Larsen, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only had a few hours to visit the museum as we needed to pick up some family members from the airport. We could have spent an entire day or more looking, reading and listening to the displays on musical instruments from around the world. This is a MUST visit when you are in the Phoenix area.

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