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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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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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A must see while in Phoenix is the MIM.... the place is huge and there is so much to see and hear. There are instruments from all over the world there. you get headphones to... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must see while in Phoenix is the MIM.... the place is huge and there is so much to see and hear. There are instruments from all over the world there. you get headphones to wear and as you get near a particular exhibit, it turns on and you hear the instruments play and a video shows how they are... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was so interesting and I am not into musical instruments really. There was so much to see we didn't even finish it in few hours we were there. I look forward to going back to see more. There is memorabilia from new and older bands. Instruments from around the world, 5000+. It was very educating and interesting to... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was very excited about seeing this museum, and it surpassed my expectations. It's much more than just a collection of old instruments. As you wander through the displays, you begin to understand how much we share with different cultures, how music is really a blend of different styles. I could spend all day just looking at old Fender guitars,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was very impressive and elaborate. There hands on exhibit for the kids was helpful as some parts were less appealing to the younger kids than the older kids but definitely a good place to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Instruments from around the world with sound clips to sample them. An excellent cafe on site and an excellent concert hall for visiting talent. A great place and one that was unique for me.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent attraction, great for the whole family. Very educational with a depth of musical variety that may just be unmatched anywhere.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The MIM is amazing. It has constantly changing exhibits and frequent concerts. A great place to spend some time on a hot or rainy day!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are few places where you will see so many different instruments from all cultures around the world. Here you will not only see the actual instruments, but read about, hear about and see how they were made and how they are played by the people who made and owned them. You need more than a day if you want... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is simply amazing.Touring the exhibits employs unique audio technology that allows patrons to experience many of the sounds of the instruments on display. It's almost impossible to make it through all of the exhibits in one visit, but because of the way it's organized by regions of the world, it's also easy to decide what you'd like to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent two days there and did not see everything. Well worth the visit. Take your time and enjoy everything.

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