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Don’t forget to visit the Music Instrument Museum when in Phoenix, Arizona

You do not have to be a music lover to be fascinated by the Music Instrument Museum located in Phoenix, Arizona. It is the only Global Musical Instrument Museum in the world today.

Founded by Robert J. Ulrich, former CEO and chairman emeritus of Target Corporation, Music Instrument Museum was opened to the public in 2010. His vision was for the museum to hold a collection of music and musical instruments from all of the countries in the world.  Since its opening, the Music Instrument Museum has been acknowledged and recognized by a number of award giving bodies and magazines such as the Arizona Republic which named it  the Critic’s Pick for Best Pilgrimage for Music Lovers in 2015, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2011 up to 2015, Reader’s Pick Award for Best Museum by Phoenix Magazine in 2013 and 2014, and 20 Best Museums for Families Across the USA in 2014 by USA Today, just to name a few. The museum is located about 25 minutes from downtown Phoenix.

The Music Instrument Museum is a huge complex covering a total area of about 200,000 square feet featuring a 299-seat theater for concerts. It houses 16,000 musical instruments and associated objects from 200 countries around the world. An estimated 6,500 of this are displayed at a time. It features galleries of musical instruments from different continents, special exhibitions, mechanical music gallery, experience gallery, target gallery, artist gallery, and a a conservation lab. It also showcase a number of special events all throughout the year including concerts, tours, musical adventures, mini music makers, and a whole lot more. You can also host your event in the museum such as weddings, meetings, cocktails, dinners and parties.

There is so much to see and appreciate at the Music Instrument Museum. Try to spend at least a day touring the museum and exploring its number of galleries. Music is said to be the universal language, and the Music Instrument Museum is a living proof. 

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