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Musical Instrument Museum

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Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour in Phoenix
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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...more
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4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Desert Ridge
+1 480-478-6000
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Reviewed today

I had guests from Canada for a week and we went there on a Friday afternoon. No crowds at all - hardly anyone there. This made it very easy to listen to all the exhibits - I would not want to be there when it...More

Thank Chuckindy
Reviewed yesterday

They have everything here related to musical instruments.If you are a music lover, this is a must visit. It is beautifully staged , easy to wonder through, aesthetically pleasing building and grounds and really educates. Hands on experiences with instruments. They have concerts here, so...More

Thank animalsrock2016
Reviewed yesterday

Shared a wonderful evening at the MIM with my parents and grandmother (Japanese native). The seats and atmosphere was very comfortable. You can "dress-up" or dress down and still fit in with the crowd. Easy access off the 101 with plenty of parking. Tickets were...More

Thank iliniorange
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent about 3 hrs at the museum ( all we had), but could have easily spend several more hrs. The grounds and the building are stunning, the collections are very well presented. It’s an educational as well as an enjoyable experience. Each attendee is...More

Thank BK122
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pack your lunch. You'll be here all day. This is the ultimate, if you are a music lover and/or a musician.

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended a 100 anniversary of the electric guitar. We thoroughly enjoyed the concert and can’t stop recalling how marvelous it was. If ever in the area again I will search for events here first. I expect to go to the museum too.

Thank Peg818
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am a member of the MIM. This place is a one of a kind museum of all kinds of instruments. The collection consists of instruments including the piano John Lennon wrote Imagine on. Elvis guitars and Johnny Cash too. This weekend they opened a...More

Thank 835alanp
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is awesome! Seats are comfortable and prices are reasonable. Plus They let me bring in my metal water bottle so I don't have to buy water (always an irritating thing). I have been to many concerts and have gone through the museum too....More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not being particularly musical discovering this museum was a fabulous learning experience. The architecture of the building is outstanding and sets the tone for your visit. It is the largest museum of its type in the world and your headsets allows you listen to the...More

Thank A R H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the museum very much. So interesting. We went for the opening of the Electric Guitar exhibit and found that so informative. I love that you get a headset to listen to the instruments as you travel through the museum. The second floor is...More

Thank VickiH128
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22 March 2018|
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Response from Kevin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it’s a decent place to enjoy a show. Personally I like to be down front and center. But anytime I’ve been there I can’t say I’ve had a bad seat.
16 March 2018|
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Response from Greg B | Reviewed this property |
No dress codes - I'm sure any comfortable shoes are fine. My wife and I typically wear jeans/shorts and I wore sandals.
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14 March 2018|
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Response from truffles808 | Reviewed this property |
3 hours is about the time I spent there. It seemed enough if you don’t mind focusing on specific galleries. For music lovers, it may not be enough.