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Musical Instrument Museum in Heated Competition to Win National “Top 10” Family Museum Title

Online Public Voting through February 17 to Determine Outcome

PHOENIX (January 30, 2014) The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix is one of 20 nominees competing for a national top 10 list of best museums for families. MIM is the only Arizona museum selected by a panel of travel experts to compete in the contest, which is being held by 10Best, a division of USA Today Travel.

The top 10 museums will be determined by online public voting, which began Monday, January 20, and concludes Monday, February 17. Competition during the first week of voting was fierce, with MIM rising to the number one spot and then dropping as competition increased.

People can show their support by voting daily at for-families/.

Winners will be announced on the 10Best website ( on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, and at a later date on USA TODAY.

The Musical Instrument Museum is located at 4725 E. Mayo Boulevard in Phoenix (corner of Tatum and Mayo Boulevards, just south of Loop 101). For general museum information and a full schedule of events, visit or call 480.478.6000.



About MIM
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches the world by collecting, preserving and making accessible a wide variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. We offer our guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming and exceptional musical performances. MIM also fosters appreciation of diverse cultures around the globe by showing that we all innovate, adapt and learn from each other to create music—the universal language.

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Rebecca Heller, Media Relations Associate, MIM