Travel Reviews
You are looking at: Home : Travel Reviews

5 of the best family activities in Scottsdale, Arizona

Our pick of how to keep both children and parents entertained on holiday in this vibrant American desert city

Posted: 28 April 2015
by Alex Lloyd

Musical Instrument Museum, Arizona
 1 of 5 

Experience the sweetest sounds at the Musical Instrument Museum

Thanks to an ingenious Bluetooth headset system, which automatically lets you hear exerts of the globe-spanning collection of exhibits as you approach them, MIM is one of the most engaging museums we’ve had the joy of visiting. Take a trip through the continents and then linger in the United States / Canada Gallery, where you can hear archive footage of jazz, rock and hip hop legends, and see how a Steinway piano is made. Later, explore the Artists Gallery, featuring treasured instruments, stage costumes and videos of legends like Elvis, John Lennon and Taylor Swift, and make your own sweet sounds in the Experience Gallery, which features a booming gong, Burmese harp and more. There’s also 200 concerts a year in the auditorium, spanning every possible genre, as well as the chance to watch MIM’s restoration team at work.

Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children, free for under-3s. Concerts cost extra.

Why not also try… The newly opened Scottsdale Museum of the Wild West, which celebrates the region's cultural heritage from cowboys and frontier expansion to Route 66, through exhibitions, storytelling and art. Adults $13, children $8, free for age 5 and under.

Read more… How to make the most of family museum visits

Next page

Previous Article
Go glamping at Lantern & Larks [Family travel review]
Next Article
47 photos that will make you want to visit Vancouver, Canada

desert, America, Arizona, family holiday, family-friendly, long-haul travel, museums, Scottsdale, USA, wildlife, butterflies, cactus, child-friendly activities, days out

Discuss this story

It's a great topic to make a video. I hope I will not do something like plagiarism, if create a video for Thank you for the nice destination!

Posted: 28/11/2017 at 15:39

After study just a few of the blog posts in your web site now, and I actually like your means of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark website listing and will probably be checking again soon. Pls check out my web page as properly and let me know what you think. Cheap Autocad 2018 for sale

Posted: 25/03/2018 at 10:42

This web site is my breathing in, very great layout and perfect content material . Triche fornite v bucks

Posted: 11/04/2018 at 12:16

This is a nice blog i must say, usually i don????t post comments on others???? blogs but would like to say that this post really forced me to do so! beddingnbeyond

Posted: 14/04/2018 at 13:50

Great post, I think website owners should acquire a lot from this web site its very user pleasant. Jomtien beach mountain condo

Posted: 15/04/2018 at 11:45

See more comments...
Talkback: 5 of the best family activities in Scottsdale, Arizona

First Name:
Last Name:
Security Image:
Enter the code shown:

I agree to the site's Terms and Conditions & Code of Conduct: