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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, MI 48334
248-626-5020
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Farmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had a great time revisiting many old arcade machines. Only problem was we did NOT allow enough time to try many of the machines! And when I cashed in my tickets - the Tootsie Rolls I got we SOFT and CHEWY - NOT old and stale! Good times were had.

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West Bloomfield
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a place that grandchildren love. For adults it is very noisy, but it's fun to see the children enjoy it.

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Madison Heights
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

I hadn't been here for probably 15 years. Took my girlfriend for her first time there. We loved it! There is so much to look at everywhere inside. It looks like an eccentric hoarders house! Weird old fashion games, pinball machines, some '80's & '90's video games, a few rides for small kids & all sorts of other stuff. Don't... More

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Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wow what a great collection of coin-operated machines and side show novelties that you can actually play. It's a bit hidden between two sections of a strip mall.

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Cincinnati
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78 reviews 78 reviews
20 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This place is great, lots of pinball, skeeball and other mechanical oddities. It's not huge, about the size of a typical arcade from the 80s. However, it is crammed full of stuff. The pinball selection is good and the machines were in great shape. A game or two ate my quarters, but otherwise no complaints.

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Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Marvin's was better than I expected it to be. I decided to go there because of visiting a similar place in San Francisco on Fisherman's' Wharf. (It had more historical games.) I found what I was looking for--pinball. I like the older machines better plus their price was only a quarter per game while some newer ones were as high... More

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Redford, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I've been going to Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum since I was a teenager. Now, I'm 40+, married with 3 children and I take them there. Time sure does fly when you are having fun. You'll have A LOT of fun at Marvin's! Marvin, the owner, is as unique as his museum. If you are old or young, you'll find something... More

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Highland, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have gone to Marvin's for years, bringing my nephews, foster kids and now my own kids. I don't believe you'll find anything else like it in the region. Is it cramped, somewhat crowded (from time to time) and a little dingy? Yes, it is; however, that just adds to the character of the place, in my opinion. If you... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I've always loved arcades, and my mom used to take me here during summer vacation when I was a kid. Marvin is often there, and you can talk to him about his experiences collecting arcade games over the years. You'll find everything from the latest DDR game to classic Skeeball and even older still, entertainment arcade machines from the 1920s... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I took my octogenarian Dad here for Father's Day on a groupon. He had never been here, and was just amazed. As much as he liked all the machines and toys, he loved all the stuff on the walls and ceilings, and meeting Marvin Yagoda. Yes, a few machines ate a few quarters, but the staff cheerfully gave us new... More

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