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Tinkertown Museum

121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
+1 505-281-5233
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A must see because there is so much to see....

One man's collection brings smiles to so many. An off the Turquoise Trail stop will be so worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
I was wrong about this place.

My wife wanted to take me here. I though it would be kind of dumb and hokey. I like antiques and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wesley M
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
+1 505-281-5233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One man's collection brings smiles to so many. An off the Turquoise Trail stop will be so worth looking at all the little things that brought joy to one man. A great gift shop at the end of the self guided tour. Enjoy!

Thank trophy_wife56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife wanted to take me here. I though it would be kind of dumb and hokey. I like antiques and thinks from bygone eras, but I thought it was just gunna be a kiddy sort of thing. I was wrong. It's a one of...More

Thank Wesley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful, amazing place. Tucked away in the woods on the mountain, it's worth the inexpensive price. There are so many intricately detailed scenes and collections. Be sure to print out the "Field guide" from the webpage. It's a scavender hunt of the exhibits...More

Thank Martha A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For decades I've passed Tinkertown on my way to the Sandia Crest without knowing what a treasure it is. We took our grandson and had a delightful morning viewing a crazy collection of toys, memorabilia, and all kinds of thing. Stuffed in a garage it...More

Thank MaryandRon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the Tinkertown Museum while traveling the Turquoise Trail. It was very eclectic with so many different items to look at around each turn. One man's hobby easily turned into a roadside attraction. I thought the admittance fee was very wonderfully priced. The...More

Thank travelingcardinals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here previously, but had to come back! The late Ross Ward made elaborate dioramas of the Old West and the circus that will astound you. There is also a sailboat that went around the world and tons of antique toys. If you deposit...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tinkertown is an extraordinary experience - for folk art enthusiasts and general travelers alike. Each of the dioramas shows a care unlike any other. Carla was a wonderful host and I would not hesitate to visit again the next time I'm in New Mexico!

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Did this as a side trip off of route 66 and was pleasantly surprised. We went early in the morning and had the place to ourselves. It was a cold morning and the museum is partially inside and outside and not insulated well, so it's...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Finally came here after being told to see it by multiple friends...I brought my Fiberglass Artist friend, Mark Cline from Virginia, as I thought he would enjoy the Museum also---we were both dumbfounded.....from the gracious greeting by the 2 women up front--to the inexpensive admission...More

Thank Teako N
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This was a very unique place. The creator was so very talented. But, to do this independently was just so amazing & makes one think about what 1 person can accomplish. Very well stocked & reasonably priced gift shop. Lots of photo ops available. You...More

Thank Notnormaldot
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Rachel S
If pets are allowed
18 June 2017|
Response from Martha A | Reviewed this property |
Dogs that are well-behaved and on-leash are permitted on the Museum grounds. No dogs are permitted in the Museum except for Service Animals as provided in state and federal regulations. Dogs whose sole function is to provide... More
Dollie T
Are pets allowed
2 June 2015|
Response from ksurene | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it but not sure. Not much room for animals it is a small place!