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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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+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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Amazing collection of instruments from every corner of the world!

I have been to the MIM for concerts, fundraiser events and just to see the amazing collection of instruments from around the world. The MIM is equal in quality to any Smithsonian... read more

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to the MIM for concerts, fundraiser events and just to see the amazing collection of instruments from around the world. The MIM is equal in quality to any Smithsonian Museum I have been to. The auditorium is a wonderful place to see live show. A must see for anyone visiting Phoenix. The cafe is a great place... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well laid out museum spread out across two floors. Admission nets you an audio guide that plays automatically via headphones as you approach various exhibits and TV screens. This is convenient because it allows you to wander through the exhibits on your own and enjoy things at your own pace, and all without interrupting the other attendees. On the first... More 

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Chocowinity, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even those who are convinced that music is NOT their thing will love this place. Plan your time wisely because there is NO way to take in this place in one day. The earphones are incredibly coordinated with each of the countless venues where music is presented. The focus is global and all-encompassing. Wonderful place with good food at the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a family, of all ages...but mostly, young adult children...we've gone to the wonderful place! Because all of our interests vary, we take different directions and agree to meet later. At this meeting, we discuss what we've seen and heard. This enacts interest and we take off again! It would be a super gift idea, for an individual, a family... More 

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Thank Christine J
Duluth, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an unexpected surprise. The collections from different countries , videos, and artists were amazing. Could have spent all day there. And they had interactive activities for kids and entertainment . I highly recommend going there if you are in area . But give yourself plenty of time to explore

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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for people of all ages and interest. Highly recommend. Don't omit the second floor exhibits of instruments from around the world

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Thank Susan G
Phoenix, Arizona
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Lunch at the Cafe was delicious too. Always fun seeing the exhibits. The theremin with the film of Clara Rockamore is my favorite

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful well laid out museum. Particularly liked the personalities section. Musicians highlighted, usually with one of their actual instruments, costumes. TV screens help to tell the story (audio provided by headsets) of their music. There were also sections highlighting countries and their instruments and musician development. Great gift shop with many unusual musically themed gifts. Timing is everything. Had I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm not much of a museum person but I always wanted to go here. More instruments from all over the world than I could have even guessed existed in all different sizes. You get earphones so that the info about the country plays when you walk up to it. They also have a section where you can play some of... More 

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Thank Clark W
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The acoustics in this venue are awesome. I would recommend it over and over. What a pleasant experience.

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