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Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.8/5 based on 3,600+ reviews on the web
The largest museum of its type in the world, Musical Instrument Museum has a collection of over 15,000 musical instruments and associated objects, and displays around 6,000 at a time. You can see instruments collected from almost 200 countries, and witness many being played in their original context via high-resolution videos. The artist gallery is home to instruments played by world-famous music icons, including John Lennon, Elvis Presley, and Taylor Swift. You can experiment with a wide array of instruments in the experience gallery, such as a harp or piano. Grab a bite to eat at the on-site cafe, which serves dishes made from fresh, local ingredients. To visit Musical Instrument Museum on your holiday in Phoenix, and find out what else Phoenix has to offer, use our Phoenix vacation generator.
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  • My teenage son and I went over fall break. Included in the price is a headset that plays the audio of whatever is playing on the screen next to an exhibit. It's self-paced and easy to get around. It i...  read more »
  • A really nice surprise and a great geography lesson in music. A total world tour (not sure if any country is forgotten - maybe Liechtenstein and Andorra? - great day out for the whole family. 
  • I was saving this for last as it’s the highest rated attraction on TA and practically every post I read online suggested it. My expectations were therefore quite high but they were easily met within 1...  read more »
  • This place is fantastic! My wife and I spent 3 hours here and it was simply not enough time to enjoy the thousands of instruments there. I was worried we were going to be bored but they offer 2 day passes for a reason. There are so many unique displays throughout the museum and the wireless headsets they give you are brilliant. You don't have to wait for a guide; you go at your own pace and in whatever order you want!
  • We were completely blown away by this museum, I believe it's the #1 music museum in the US, maybe in the world. Speaking of world, every display was form a different part of the world, very well displayed, each room was from a different region of the world that seemed to just go on forever. There is one room with various instruments you can play. The lobby has a beautiful Steinway piano that they encourage you to play as well. we were so entertained, whether you are musician or not, you will enjoy every bit of it. Plan on being there all day, it huge. They provide you with Blue Tooth transmitters with top of the line headsets that work very well. As you go from one display to the next, the sounds and narrator changes automatically, pretty amazing system. Plan to be there most of the day to really appreciate all it has to offer.
  • Over 10,000 instructions from all over the world. Listen the sample music of each nation while watch the video. Nice snack bar and restaurant cook to order. Hands on experience music room and kids room which has nursing room. Wonderful out side patio with running water sound. Great place to go with family and friends.
  • We always recommend this place to anyone who visits from out of town. Very top notch. We tell them it has to be the quietest instrument museum on the planet. Reason being, everybody gets headphones. When you approach a display, a video plays and you hear the music in your ears. This kind of made it difficult to talk about the display together with the group, but otherwise, you wouldn't be able to hear anything from all the noise at all the sections of the museum. Definitely worth the visit.
  • Insider information from staff at the Musical Instrument museum claim reviews are from family members or employees and not real. Secondly, they are racist do bother to donate or spend money there they are racist, and as soon as they see a person other than white racist museum staff have none whities followed around and then call the police on them just incase they steal something. Then the food they serve white is better but will give off white people and their kids raw burger meat and and old salad, tea is served with used lemon. They are racist need there be any other reason not to go and spend money at the Musical Instrument Museum. Most white racist are not even from America they are usually from Canada or the UK illegally here or working with stolen American identities. Lastly, what if they gave raw meat to your white child by accident because racist cook intended to harm a off white child. Nothing good can come from racism only harm to all.
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