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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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Address: 31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, MI 48334
Phone Number: 248-626-5020
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A delight for the senses!

I lived in the area for over 30 years before I moved away and had never visited Marvin's. I came home for a Christmas visit and took my niece and nephew. Even my mom came along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I lived in the area for over 30 years before I moved away and had never visited Marvin's. I came home for a Christmas visit and took my niece and nephew. Even my mom came along! What a sight to see. It had a carnival atmosphere-lights, sounds, smells. Everyone was happy and having fun. There were tons of vintage games... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I was at Marvin's one time before many years ago. I went there with my girlfriend recently on a snowy day. It was the same collection of arcade games and automata. The only disappointment was the giant music player. Marvin's has a giant collection of automated musical instruments all wired together into one console. There is a player piano with... More 

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Cleveland
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151 reviews 151 reviews
90 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This place is a lot of fun for anyone who likes weird old stuff and videogames. There were great old timey machines - like the ones that tell your fortune - mixed in with brand new ones with touchscreens, like Fruit Ninja. At first my young kids were kind of shy about trying the games. There's just so much stuff,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Let me start by saying that this place is not for the average person. This is for the type of person that can appreciate nostalgia and unique items. Now this is an arcade but its also a collection of amazing memorabilia from all over the world. I am in the tattoo industry by trade and meeting Marvin was fantastic. He... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

dont go to marvins because if you meet the jerk himself he will shoe you a way i have to say i like the atmosphre but you have to admit he is a horder i hate this place and will never go back becuase of the lack of the good service. and if your in a wheel chair dont even... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wall to wall, floor to ceiling, too much to see in just one visit. This is an interesting mix of arcade and museum of old pinball machines. Some are gory or not appropriate for young children. We had my son's birthday party here (used a Groupon) and it was so inexpensive. The owner was on site to help with any... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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160 reviews 160 reviews
39 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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