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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 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! You could literally spend an entire day (or days) here. So much to offer. Venue for concerts is intimate with great acoustics. I highly recommend enjoying lunch at the restaurant where they serve delicious seasonal meals made with local ingredients.

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We’ve been to many museums but none like the MIM. It is so comprehensive regarding music and instruments from all over the world. Individual hearing devises are really cool as you walk from one musical exhibit to another. Kids and us adults enjoy the room...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful museum dedicated to the unique aspects of many cultures and their musical instruments. Divided first by Continent and then by Country it holds your attention for room after room. I was there for 4 hours and wanted to stay longer but...More

Thank Nepark
Reviewed 3 days ago

A museum that showcases culture through music! The place is HUGE...the second floor displays thousands of musical instruments from all over the world, along with videos that allow you to hear some of them 'in action' and to hear the music of that country. You...More

Thank Bigskylisa
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having been to many, many major museums of all kinds here in the U.S. and abroad, I can say from experience that this museum is one of the best in the entire world. The architecture is superb, all the space are inviting but not overwhelming....More

1  Thank Evelyn Q
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had no idea there were instruments like the ones displayed. They come from all over the world, different time periods. So very interesting. And if there's a performance available to see--do it

Thank CarynInArizona
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place has it all for the music lover! You will definitely spend an entire day here, so plan accordingly. There are rooms and rooms and rooms of musical instruments and history. If you come on the weekend or during the summer, it could get...More

1  Thank Erik W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You could easily make this a two-day experience if you’re really interested in music. Well organized and beautifully displayed, there are instruments from all over the world. The headsets automatically play the commentary and music as you walk near each display so you decide what...More

Thank OxenOTW
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had heard a lot of great things about this museum, and I must say, we had a wonderful time. Will definitely go back again as an afternoon wasn't enough time.

Thank Marcie M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic museum. Very well organized. I enjoyed every bit of it. It was fascinating to see different cultures’ takes on string and percussion instruments. Re American music, I particularly enjoyed seeing Tommy T’s Telecaster.

Thank arborstrings
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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.