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Unusual and curious

Why not? Eclectic mix and intriguing collection of random vintage items housed in a fenced in by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandra H
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Fun, wacky and whimsical

This is a fun, unusual, lighthearted, stop while traveling between the Albuquerque and Santa Fe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Letsgetgoing17
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A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
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121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
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+1 505-281-5233
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Why not? Eclectic mix and intriguing collection of random vintage items housed in a fenced in by concrete with sunken bottles. We loved spending time here, bought old fashioned Coke and headed up drive to Crest. Great place to bring children or any lover of...More

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun, unusual, lighthearted, stop while traveling between the Albuquerque and Santa Fe region. Don’t go expecting a museum or if you don’t have a sense of humor. I was unexpectedly very touched that they had a (rare) Fred Johnson circus banner, as...More

Thank Letsgetgoing17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a MUST if you’re anywhere nearby the Turquoise Trail and have a hour to spare! We loved walking through the complex seeing all the diagram as of “old timey” life. We especially had fun out near the barn where they have several...More

Thank roaminginrome101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the early 1960's, Ross Ward started a lifelong project, first as a traveling show, then as a permanent 22 room exhibit of his carvings, artwork and genius. In the early 1990's, my wife and I stopped by, met Ross, who sat and visited with...More

Thank chamart2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip guide told us that the place is hard to describe. No kidding! What an amazing fun place it is! It's one man's life-long works. The hundreds of thousands of the carvings and collections are crammed in a tiny place. It's a shame that...More

Thank Happy70ca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique folk art museum in the East Mountain area east of Albuquerque. Created by Ross Ward over many years.

Thank CasaAzul
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

It was really cool and liked the glass bottle wall, all the different carving exhibits. Especially the circus with trapeze. And great to go with family. Mil discount to get in ☺ but not on purchases 🤐

Thank atuffbasse
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed Tinkertown, there is so much to look at! You could visit several times and see things you missed before. The place is charming and quirky and worth a visit.

Thank Damien_Collindale
Reviewed 14 July 2018

While driving East we saw an advertisement about this place and thought that this just might be something to see. I am happy that we decided to stop here! We arrived late in the day (too late for entry that day but were recommended by...More

Thank AZboyinWI
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Was hesitant at first but once you get there, your amazed by everything! Young and old will appreciate the sites and the things put together. Extremely affordable, just take some quarters because there are some old machines that you can activate.

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2 September 2018|
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Response from CasaAzul | Reviewed this property |
Portions are accessible. Some motorized chairs won't be able to get to some of the walkways. Ask them when you arrive and they will let you know what areas will work for you.
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fishfortrout
1 August 2018|
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Yes they were. If you are coming to Albuquerque it is worth stopping to see.
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