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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Musical Instrument Museum

This week is the first anniversary of this uniquely interesting world class museum. Enter the Musical Instrument Museum and embark on a magical journey. Travel the world by experiencing musical instruments in the five geographic galleries. Using state-of-the-art audio and visual technology you will hear, see, and feel the creative spirit of people from around the world playing their native instruments within their cultural context. You will be entertained, engaged, and enthralled. Welcome to the most extraordinary museum you will ever hear.

Bang a gong, strum a Burmese harp, and play unique instruments from all corners of the world in the Experience Gallery. Let your imagination come alive in this unique, inspired musical world where you can touch, play, and hear exotic instruments.

MIM features more than 10,000 instruments and artifacts from every country in the world. There are always new treasures displayed and new discoveries to be made.

See and feel the vibes of instruments played by music icons, including John Lennon, Paul Simon, The Black Eyed Peas, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, and many other celebrities in the Artist Gallery. These treasures document some of the most prominent artists of our time and the instruments that they have played. The sights and sounds of these legends live on in the Artist Gallery as they continue to inspire future generations.

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