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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

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Address: 4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
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+1 520-881-0606
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of...

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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A Great Museum

My husband and I went here because there was a coupon in the Tucson Book of Fun for a BOGO admission. Plus, this is the only place that also gave the senior discount as well. It... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

My husband and I went here because there was a coupon in the Tucson Book of Fun for a BOGO admission. Plus, this is the only place that also gave the senior discount as well. It was a much larger museum than we expected and even my hubby was impressed. So many antique doll houses and so many other miniatures... More 

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2016

If you like scale models, detailed workmanship, and history, this museum offers a lot for you. Many of the displays are holiday themed and would be of interest to children. I think the museum really speaks to older craft oriented people and those interested in scale models and reproductions

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Thank Greg P
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a waste of money. Just a bunch of hobbies the making doll houses & other miniature things & putting them on display. It's almost like going to the 4H display at a fair. Yes, there are some neat things here, but just, so much of the same thing.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Used a Groupon deal and I took two boys ages 8 and 11 and one teenager girl. Saved about about a buck or two per person. Not a deep savings but still discounted. They zipped through the museum in about an hour. They were wanting more hands on. Eleven year old had only one favorite. See photo. Eight year old... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

The building is very nice and the entry is very well done but the museum itself is somewhat so so unless you are into miniatures as a hobby or you have children with you. It certainly appeared that the children and the women that were there loved it. The museum was very well laid out, was very clean and had... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

This place is an absolute feast for the senses! So much to look at so many wonderful doll houses and Miniatures it is absolutely mind-boggling! Plan on spending a couple of hours slipping back into your childhood and falling in love with dollhouses and miniature rooms all over again! This place is a treasure explanation point

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Thank JoAnn H
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

My Daughter came home for her spring break, so we chose this as one of our "outings". I had never been before, and was very impressed by this world class collection of dollhouses and miniatures. We first viewed the special visiting exhibition (changes during the year) and were fascinated by the artwork and perspectives. The main exhibit of dollhouses is... More 

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Thank DebAZ7
North Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2016

we thought this was spectacular......best miniature exhibit...better than the Smithsonian! we adored the entire tour and took hundreds of pictures to examine the details later - so much to see. absolutely breathtaking

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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Hermosillo, Mexico
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54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

There are really nice miniatures to watch, excellent place for the family. There is a lot to see for everyone, they have Arts&Crafts events on the calendar for the kids. The little guy loved it, though the wife was thrilled with the exhibit. There is a lot of walking and a little lamp is recommended to watch on dark areas... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I had no idea one place could have so many miniatures, I have a great attention span but this one got to me pretty quickly. I lost interest in about an hour. One of the weirdest things about this place was the adorable room with the big tree, now I wasn't with young kids so I'm not saying this because... More 

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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the museum. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit for the most part. The tree in the Enchanted Realm does present a problem that we are still working through. It was designed to withstand play. However, we have had older children and other visitors use it in an unsafe... More 

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