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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
+1 520-881-0606
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Excellent and Unique

When in Tucson you must stop by this place. All of the displays are made in Miniatures. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
Jim K
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Indio, California
Super fun and interesting

We had such a wonderful time! We took the 45 minute tour which was free and enjoyed it very much... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2016
thenaynay
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Bisbee
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Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes, expertly displayed in over 10,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum’s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742, contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Frequent temporary exhibits, special programs and events mean there is always something new to see. The Chicago Tribune has claimed; “The magic of this place cannot be overstated.” For a truly memorable experience, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collection in a world-class setting.
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4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

When in Tucson you must stop by this place. All of the displays are made in Miniatures. Lots of actual building/homes miniaturized. It is amazing and a lot of kids would like with the adults. Fee is $10 adults and $8 for Seniors. A must...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We had such a wonderful time! We took the 45 minute tour which was free and enjoyed it very much! The exhibits were interesting and fun to look at. We loved how the exhibits were decorated for the holidays! If you have not been there...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Awesome place to visit, a lot to offer. It has a Christmas themed exhibit. A huge tree stands in the middle of a room with pockets of animals living. It has a fantasy land, historical events,Disney,and international themes. It is a place that I would...More

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

This strange little misnamed museum really has nothing to do with time, so don't expect watches or timepieces. And persevere as it only reveals its hidden depths after the first room or two so don't be put off by cheesy troll displays. Keep going and...More

Thank jemimajones2016
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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016

Hello and thank you for the nice review. We have to explain our name often, but there is meaning behind it. The museum was founded in 2009 by Patricia Arnell, whose collection you see on display. She has always referred to her collection as The...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I've always loved miniatures,so when I read about the museum, I thought I'd give it a try. I loved the museum from start to finish. I honestly thought we'd be finished quickly,but much to my surprise, we could have spent an entire afternoon looking at...More

Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

Two words....Pete Acquisto....Master Miniature Silversmith. Mr. Acquisto is truly a one of a kind Master at making miniature sterling silver replicas of famous other Silversmiths.....such a Paul Revere Jr. Log onto You Tube and watch his amazing story and how he makes all of the...More

Thank Rebel500
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Being at the time of my life when glasses are needed, having to focus on miniature designs, didn't seem like a lot of fun. I was wrong, it was a lot of fun. Just imagine such talented people bringing history, stories, fables and movie sets...More

Thank Britt B
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is wonderful. The reviews we read before going did not give a full picture. These are miniatures of dollhouses, holiday villages, and themed displays. The work is incredible and you lose track of time once inside and walking...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

I love this place and have been there many times. One doll house took 30 years to build. There are huge ones and smaller ones, many with a theme.

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

My granddaughters, 10-16 want to go here each time they visit. The exhibits are fascinating for adults as well. The miniatures are amazing even if you are not an aficionado of such things. Well worth the trip

Thank Bill R
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Hello, you just missed a class last week. Our next one is March 16th. Our classes are always posted on our webpage under the Education tab >> Classes. Thank you for your interest.
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Hello, our admission is $9 general, $8 senior (65+)/military, $6 for ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. Every Thursday is Not Just for Kids where general and senior/military admission is reduced to $6. Thank you... More
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