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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 yesterday

We spent about 6 hours in the museum.....it wasn't enough. The displays were amazing with the collections of instruments, the video clips of instruments being played in a number of venues and the wonderful audio program was mesmerizing.

Thank Marlene S
Reviewed yesterday

Anyone who loves music will love this museum! Give yourself at least 3 hours or you will be frustrated. So much to see and hear!

Thank Gayle V
Reviewed yesterday

This place is amazing. So much to see and hear. Allow yourself a day or visit over a few days. The people are also so friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank dmcd88
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our first visit lasted 5 hours. Two years later, 5 hours. Incredibly thoughtful exhibits spanning the globe. Do not overlook the instruments made from recycled materials.

Thank OnAir12883220552
Reviewed 3 days ago

You'll need a full morning or afternoon to see most of the exhibits in this excellent museum. Don't bother taking a docent-led tour - with the smart audio guide that you are given, it's better to follow your own interests.

1  Thank Dedgehog
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fabulous displays by countries and continents of musical insturments. If you are visiting Scottsdale/Phoenix plus general area this is a must-see destination. There is a calendar of evening concerts with national and international artists - We live in Phoenix and go at least 4 times...More

Thank rhoda w
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has so much to offer! There are two levels to the museum. The upper level is divided up by regions around the world, Africa, Asia, Europe, etc. There are instruments from every country you can think of. You get a head set to...More

1  Thank 4Jerseytravelers
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank Chuckindy
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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March 21, 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.
March 15, 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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March 13, 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.