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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
Phone Number: +1 480-478-6000
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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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What an amazing find

People need to see this more! It spans all ages for enjoyment, entertainment, but most importantly education! Wish I knew of this sooner. It is a must for any visitors and a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Glendale, Arizona
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Glendale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

People need to see this more! It spans all ages for enjoyment, entertainment, but most importantly education! Wish I knew of this sooner. It is a must for any visitors and a definate for any native!

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Greenbrae, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two floors filled with instruments, video, memorabilia, clips of past and present performers, story lines,etc. A terrific collection of musical instruments, some actually used by the entertainer, others replicas. An amazing place.

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

If you love music, you will love this museum. It's a must see. Only you can feel the experience. So many different instruments and information to see.

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at the concert venue mostly so I'm focusing there. If you appreciate a beautiful, simple and acoustically magical concert stage....the one at the MIM is outstanding!!! We saw Crystal Bowersox on a whim and were blown away by the intimacy of the venue. You felt like she was in your living room. The sound was breathtaking. Can't wait... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is relatively new and was founded by a former CEO of Target. It's massive so plan your day and timings accordingly. There is a free orientation tour which started at 11 am which is highly recommended - we were taken on a quick trip through the upper floor which is split by geographical region and shown some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As this was my first stay in Scottsdale, I was unaware of this treasure. My husband and I visited during a recent vacation and I'm so thankful the concierge at our hotel made the suggestion. It took more time to see everything than we allotted for so I missed the room for hands-on experience. We could have moved faster through... More 

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Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not a musician and I can't tell who sung that last song but I did enjoy the musical instrument museum. The museum has the usual written information about the displayed items but the film clips really makes this museum special. As you approach the display's video monitor, the audio starts automatically on your headphones. A sign indicates what... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A huge museum about music and instruments! The Metropolitan Museum when talking about everything related to music from all over the world! It worths the trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We spent 4 hours here and could have spent lots more time Everything was interesting and a lot was new information Very interactive and lots of space for kids to run around Trying the instruments is great and seeing the use throughout the world is amazing

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Fiskdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum is for the young and the young at heart. There is so much to see and to do. We will be going back again to see the rest of it. It is so large that it is hard to see it all in one day. We also had a wonderful lunch there as well.

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