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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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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Love pinball

We go to Marvin's about once a month to play pinball. Things are very shoehorned in there but they have some great machines!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Royal Oak, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

they have tons of cool old school machines and the best part is the large number of pinball machines. Definitely worth checking out !

Thank WanderlustJournal
Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Marvin's about once a month to play pinball. Things are very shoehorned in there but they have some great machines!

Thank computerdeals
Newport, Michigan
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family visits Marvin's at least twice a year and we always have a blast. They have a wide variety of games and things to look at, dating from the early 1900s to present day. Arcade staples including pinball and skee ball are there along with Pac Man, fortune teller machines, and even a tic-tac-toe playing chicken among other things.... More 

Thank dmm316
Austin, Texas
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77 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the low point of my visit to Michigan. This place looks like an excuse to charge people to visit your junk. The best part of the place is that they have old arcade games that you can actually play. The atmosphere, however, is just creepy. There's stuff EVERYWHERE, and some weird stuff too. For example, a nude photograph... More 

Thank Brendilly
Livonia, Michigan, United States
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love playing bubble-dome hockey with my daughters and checking out some of the more bizarre, sideshow machines. Fun to be had, one quarter at a time.

Thank Freddie S
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Bring your money and play! Kids and adults. This place is right out of the long-ago past. Its crowded and cramped with old and new video games, pinball, skeeball, and weirdness from so many decades of collecting. They have popcorn and pizza to fill up on. An occasional b-day party fills the place with the familiar sound and sight of... More 

Thank Christy C
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is part museum, part arcade. It's a museum because of the antique games that they have on display and for use. I don't know how old they are but I think it might be safe to say some are really old. Most games are a quarter and the selection they have is pretty kid friendly. I didn't see... More 

Thank detroitfoodlover
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It's free to go in and look at all the strange games and arcade stuff. It is cramped, playing these games costs money, the carpet is worn and trippy. I'm not sure why people complain when they get something for free and THEN have the choice to waste money or not. Really, it's pretty cool, if you ask me.

Thank Lahna Y
Commerce Township, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We took our grandchildren there, and I can't tell you who had the most fun, them or us. There's so much to see, you have to go back multiple times, and I'm sure you will still not see everything.

1 Thank sandy633
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the location fool you. Though right next to a shopping center and with no visual appeal from the street, once you go in, you'll be amazed. Marvin's is a feast for the senses, with old (and working!) arcade games and mechanical attractions all around you, even hanging from the ceiling. One of a kind items are found everywhere... More 

1 Thank AmyofLansingMI

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