Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix

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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. Put Musical Instrument Museum and other Phoenix attractions into our Phoenix trip builder app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Had to walk through most of the time spent there alone, as my husband was having back pain that day but I thoroughly enjoyed it all but wished I would have had more time. He did join me for a tour...  more »
  • Management requests no photos with flash, no videos, dimmed phone screens and use with discretion. Doesn’t work. Folks don’t know how to turn off their flash nor dim their screens. Videos...  more »
  • Very cool place. Huge! Have a lot of time to spend when you go! My 11&10 yr old boys loved it! Multiple Rooms for all the different regions of the world. So cool to see what other country's have for instruments. Some displays have videos you can watch how the instruments are made and used. Interactive hands on area where u can play multiple different instruments ( you can even bang on a gong)
  • This is the best place for musicians and lovers of music alike! But give yourself at least 4 hours to be able to see all stories of the building and for the rest stops you’ll need and the time you’ll want with certain displays. Wear suitable walking shoes and and take it all in. You’ll not regret visiting this amazing place. Oh and stop at the gift shop for fun and interesting gifts and items. If you know the piano, they have one available to the public to play the sound is beautiful and haunting.

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