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“Another Must See in Phoenix”

Musical Instrument Museum
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Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 228 things to do in Phoenix
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Glendale, Arizona
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Another Must See in Phoenix”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

If you have interest in ANY version of music this interactive museum will hold your rapt attention for an afternoon. There are examples of instruments and samples of music from virtually every country on the planet and the headset that you wear picks up the signal from the display as you approach. They also have special gallery exhibits...Elvis, now the Women of Rock and Roll recently. Also the theater at the facility is an acoustically beautiful and the size, an intimate setting for a wide variety of acts. Taj Mahal to Joshua Bell.
Another unique and world class place to spend some time when it's too hot outside in the Valley of the Sun!

Visited June 2014
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Something For Everybody”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Great way to learn about cultural music throughout the world as well as US history of music. A must when in the Valley.

Visited March 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Concert Hall and Concert”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited the Museum last year but this was our first experience in the Concert Hall. What a treat. Terrific acoustics and extremely comfortable seats in Row H. The artist was John Pizzarelli and his quartet. All were extremely talents. When we are next in town we will be sure to attend a MIM concert. Coming out of the venue at night the air was like velvet and you could see the stars. What an evening!

Visited August 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A whole day experience”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Awesome place with an easy to follow walk through layout with excellent sound systems. A must for the music loving people!

Visited August 2014
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Chandler, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun place to visit.”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We had a visitor from Europe and was looking for air-conditioned places to take him to. I remembered MIM. I did not realize that our visitor was once a music teacher. He loved it.

Visited July 2014
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