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Musical Instrument Museum

4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
+1 480-478-6000
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050-6920
Desert Ridge
+1 480-478-6000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great for people of all ages and interest. Highly recommend. Don't omit the second floor exhibits of instruments from around the world

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lunch at the Cafe was delicious too. Always fun seeing the exhibits. The theremin with the film of Clara Rockamore is my favorite

1  Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful well laid out museum. Particularly liked the personalities section. Musicians highlighted, usually with one of their actual instruments, costumes. TV screens help to tell the story (audio provided by headsets) of their music. There were also sections highlighting countries and their instruments and musician...More

1  Thank Adonna T
Reviewed yesterday

I'm not much of a museum person but I always wanted to go here. More instruments from all over the world than I could have even guessed existed in all different sizes. You get earphones so that the info about the country plays when you...More

1  Thank Clark W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The acoustics in this venue are awesome. I would recommend it over and over. What a pleasant experience.

1  Thank Krist22
Reviewed yesterday

We went to MIM, expecting to spend an hour, two at most, exploring. We were there for three and came back later to finish. The most extensive display of musical instruments I've ever seen, covering every continent and culture in the world. It's really too...More

1  Thank Mike F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very reasonably priced, very interesting, entertaining, and great good on the cafe. All parties involved really enjoyed the museum.

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of interactive activities for children and adults. Kids had a blast. Clean and different than other museums.

1  Thank Pat F
Reviewed yesterday

This is an incredible museum -even for those who aren't musicians. It's big and there are instruments from around the world and wonderful exhibits of their use in different cultures. Great exhibit on the advent of American music. We only allocated a couple of hours...More

1  Thank peachome1
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The MIM is a fascinating place--the largest museum devoted to musical instruments in the world and, according to the guide, the next most visited place in Phoenix after the casinos (my son suggested they install slot machines...). It has a twenty dollar admission fee for...More

1  Thank Rebecca K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there wheel chairs or scooters available for people with mobility problems?
25 January 2017|
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Response from wakondarev |
I'll be the first answer my own question. I've just read in the "Policies" section of the website that, yes, there are wheel chairs available at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis.
What hotels are within walking distance to this museum?
14 January 2017|
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Response from Gary G |
The closest resort is the JW Marriott, which is a very nice resort and within walking distance. You are also close to Desert Ridge, a shopping center with a variety of restaurants.
do you have to buy tickets ahead of time or can you just buy them on the day we are able to get there? We will only be in town for 3 days and would love to go here...out of Saturday, Sunday or Monday in January (14th, 15th or 16th) is one of those days better to go .on than the other? Thank you.
12 November 2016|
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Response from SOCIAWG | Reviewed this property |
Just an FYI: as a guide at the museum, Sunday mornings before 10 or 11 are the least populated. That being said, the museum is so large that you would Not be inconvenienced even if it is a busy day. Weekday mornings are... More