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Musical Instrument Museum

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Musical Instrument Museum Self-Guided Tour in Phoenix
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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 yesterday

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

Thank Evelyn Q
Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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

Thank Erik W
Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

Over Labor Day Weekend I was visiting my daughter in Phoenix and she suggested that I might like to go see MIM!! Like???? I LOVED it. The building is gorgeous light and airy. The displays are superb and so varied. They are broken down into...More

Thank Genia F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Totally blown away with this Museum, it has got to be one of the best my Husband and I have ever visited.. so engaging we thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Experience Gallery’ where we had the opportunity to play some of the instruments, I throughly enjoyed the...More

Thank annemacmillan
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent 7 hours visiting all the 10,000 instruments that were displayed by country of origin, along with artifacts and clothing of the region. A flat screen video automatically plays a video of the musicians playing the music of each display into your individual headset...More

Thank topgrandma
Reviewed 5 days ago

I loved the upper level that explored the musical instruments from every country in the world, along with video clips where you can hear the music in action. There are a couple of genres I now want to explore further - such as Cape Verdean...More

Thank BradHurley
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21 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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13 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.