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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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Such a great place to visit

We visited on a rainy day along with hundreds of other people trying to find something to do on a wet day. The line to buy tickets was long but moved smoothly. We didn't feel... read more

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Batavia, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on a rainy day along with hundreds of other people trying to find something to do on a wet day. The line to buy tickets was long but moved smoothly. We didn't feel crowded and really enjoyed the exhibits. You wear headphones and each display has a TV playing a video and as you walk near the music... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a truly amazing place! Musical instruments of every conceivable design, from every region of the globe. All beautifully displayed. Listening devices are included with the price of admission, and activate automatically when near video screens, allowing you to listen to the instruments as well as see them. Plan to spend several hours.

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Thank Carole D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't be turned off if you are not a huge music fan...this place is wonderful. The Instruments, the building and everything about it is just fabulous. And a huge plus is their restaurant...it is great farm to table food and just fabulous. You will love visiting this museum...allow at least 2 hours to pretty much run through it...the store is... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The wife wanted to go here and I thought Oh No. Was I Wrong! What a Fantastic Museum! We started by touring a special exhibit that went into the history of inlaid decorated guitars. Very well done and one does not imagine the talent that it takes or the beauty of the Guitars once completed. They had the whole history... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Too bad that there were so many people on a rainy day in Scottsdale! But the collection and its well done audio visuals are well worth the long wait to get in! Good restaurant also!

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The room with artists, showed a diverse group of talented folks. Having the headphones to hear each type of music was great. There are so many musical instruments from many countries. Plan on spending a whole day exploring the 2 floors of displays. A must see for anyone interested in musical instruments.

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

If music and/or instruments are your passion, then a visit to this museum is a must. It is filled with an outstanding array of instruments from the unusual to the everyday. You wander at your own pace and as you stop in front of a display, the information and/ or music begins. There is a room filled with instruments that... More 

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Aurora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You feel like you've just traveled around the world learning about music, culture, and so much more! It is a must see!!

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

Although expensive at $20 (discounts for youths but no senior discount) this museum is unique and is not to be missed. Included in the price of admission is the special AV device that activates automatically as you stand before each of the 100s of widescreen TVs. There are rooms devoted to instruments alone, and those to instruments of specific artists... More 

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

If you enjoy music and museums, this is a MUST DO! One of the most informative, interactive and fun museums out there.

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