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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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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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The museum takes up 2 large floors and is a truly interactive experience taking you across 6 continents. The exhibits are arranged geographically upstairs, and not having the... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum takes up 2 large floors and is a truly interactive experience taking you across 6 continents. The exhibits are arranged geographically upstairs, and not having the press anything or prompt your audio guide is a nice touch. You simply walk up to a display, and the audio kicks in automatically. Downstairs is a hands-on room to try out... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix is a great place for all ages. It's not cheap $20 for adults but well worth the price. We spent more time than expected and only made it through the first floor. The short orientation film is not really helpful but if you use the self guided earphones you will learn a lot.... More 

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

Absolutely overwhelming in a good way. There was so much to hear and see and do at this museum. Our family of four (including a pre-teen and teenager) spent 6 hours (including a delicious lunch) and did not see everything. There was something for everyone. Even though there were several busloads of school groups, the museum is so large that... More 

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Ramah, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The displays and shows are incredible here! The displays have audio presentations and patrons are given headphones to listen to them. It is easily an all day adventure.

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Arnolds Park, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable museum. Headset provided with admission price. There are videos playing then when you get close enough your head set picks up the sound. This works surprisingly well. Hearing the sound the instruments make is educational.

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Thank Shuck J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historically significant and fun, you will not be able to do it in a day. It is a must for musically inclined or history buffs and is indeed a full museum.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you only have a modest interest in music or musical instruments you absolutely must go! You can spend two hours or all day.

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

I don't particularly enjoy museums - but this museum is very special. Allow at least 2 - 3 hours to enjoy all the instruments. When entering you will receive a pendant to wear around your nect. The tendant will activate a display from a particular country as you walk by - and a video will play which ncluded music from... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bought a day ticket, $20, took in a few of the exhibits, came back to the ticket desk in early afternoon and went from one-day to two-day ($30 total). This museum is beautifully curated, beautifully laid out. The audio device is easy to use (adjust volume once, and that's it - music comes on automatically as you stand in front... More 

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

Since it opened, we have visited the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) several times, but always for some event, in one of their spaces, such as the Theater, or the Jill Dahlin Courtyard. For those visits, we got to see just a bit of the rest of the museum, but on a very limited basis, due to time. This time, we... More 

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