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Review of Museum of Making Music

Museum of Making Music
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Owner description: This unique museum provides an exciting documentary of the last 100 years of American music through interactive displays, a focus on six different musical eras and a collection of musical instruments.
Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

We went here before heading to Lego Land. The kids loved it! The museum gift shop was awesome as was the lady who welcomed us and explained the history of the place. What a great musical experience and a great deal with Groupon!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Minofam
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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Hands On Fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

It doesn't take long to go through the Museum - although you can go at your own rate - making this a very cool thing to put on your list of things to do! I took 2 children when they were very young and showed them the instruments and helped them play the recordings. I took them back years later, after both had taken music in school, and let them gravitate to their own interests. Both visits were such a memorable event - what fun learning should always be. As a parent, you won't get bored watching your kids, as there's plenty of access for everyone. As a couple, this is such an opportunity for an incredibly interesting stroll together. As a solo visitor, it's easy to get lost in the exploration. The staff is welcoming and helpful. The history is outstandingly entertaining. The experience is very satisfying. Absolutely worth the time and price.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Carlynn
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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden musical museum for all ages”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Whether you are a musician, or just love music, this is a wonderful experience. Things to see, listen to, interact with -- a great way to find out more about a variety of musical genres and instruments. Children won't realize it's educational, but they will find out more about music, instruments and the joy of rhythm and melody than they ever could in any other environment. Watching the other visitors, it was clear to see that adults and children all found something to stimulate their imaginations and explore dreams of making music alive.

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Denise92011
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Ottawa, Canada
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A walk down memory lane”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Being a non musician I didn't know what to expect prior to visiting this little museum. Well it is a rare find from the youngest of child to the elderly....an amazing history of music, even some instruments that I didn't know existed. A very welcoming staff that treat you like family....a must to visit if you are in the area.
Get there early if you want to have the place by yourself cause it will be busy...however, it will not take away your pleasure of music.

Visited July 2014
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San Diego, California
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258 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“More please!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

I have 2 young kids growing up and I love to expose them to as much as possible, especially music. This is a great museum because it is very hands on for everyone and the kids can touch and play the instruments. I'm not talking tambourines and silly drum sticks, I'm talking base guitars and keyboards that they can play on and learn about. It's really great. My husband has taken the boys here twice already, and I went along on the 3rd trip. To them, it was like the first time. This will be a regular part of their exposures, especially since the 3 yr old is showing an interest in guitar.

Visited May 2014
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