National Music Museum, Vermillion

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The NMM's renowned collections of more than 15,000 American, European, and non-Western instruments are the most inclusive in the world, making the NMM the premier institution of its kind.

Included are many of the earliest, best preserved, and historically most important musical instruments known to survive.

Self-guided multi-media tours allow visitors not only to see and hear many of the instruments, but also to learn more about them through curatorial commentary and videos.
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  • This museum is in a former Carnegie Library. Gorgeous building. The collection of instruments was actually shocking. We just pulled in there to get off the highway. They have the most interesting item...  more »
  • I have now visited the NMM dozens of times but I am always struck with surprise at finding a museum of this quality in a small town in the Midwest. Plan to spend a few hours perusing the collection. D...  more »
  • We visited a music museum in Europe, and one in Arizona. So this is our 3rd. It is every bit as good as the others. There are millions of dollars worth of extraordinary instruments. Exquisite! The wal...  more »
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  • Great museum even if you are not very musical inclined. It was very interesting and informative. Make sure to ask for the iPod audio tour thing since it makes the experience so much better. It allows you to hear what some of the instruments sound like and see some of the instruments being played.
  • There is something for everyone in this museum. My seven-year-old son and I walked through the rooms together and it was so well organized and presented that we were equally amazed. It doesn't matter who you are...you should see this collection.
  • Great place to see some antique musical instruments.
  • If this instrument collection were located in a major metropolitan area, the world would trumpet its significance. As it is, it's no less important - just a bit harder to find. For those who do make the effort to see it, there's no way to be disappointed. The collection is vast and inclusive, beyond anything that might be expected. Go see it!
  • They have some really curious instrument collection and it fascinates me as a musician. Wish there were more sample recordings but it is a very interesting place for some "sax appeal".

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