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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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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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My grandkids, ages 9 & 11 were fascinated and thoroughly entertained. Cost depends on how many games you play. I spent about $40 in quarters for 2 hours play. It is a good idea to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

My grandkids, ages 9 & 11 were fascinated and thoroughly entertained. Cost depends on how many games you play. I spent about $40 in quarters for 2 hours play. It is a good idea to go early. We were there when it opened in the morning because there is so much squeezed into area that I can see how it... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We have visited this place for the past 10 years. We love the old feeling it and so do our kids. The games are both entertaining and ancient which makes for a great combination. The only drawback is that there is almost always at least 1 or 2 games that are out of order.

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Laval, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

That place is packed with amazing games and arcades. I lost many quarters in machines that did not work. Also tried a couple of games that were half-working. Overall, the place is great. There is a lot of amazing old pieces but they need some love I guess.

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Stratford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Marvin's is chock full of carnival memorabilia and electronic games. Many of the machines are antique, some in pretty poor shape. We took a 2-year old and a 5-year old. They had a great time! They even enjoyed just climbing on vehicles when we didn't put quarters in. They did not try out the old carousel, but there was one.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I stumbled across this fascinating museum while navigating my way through the strip mall. It sits in the back of the complex out of view, and though I had passed it many times it never occurred to me to go in. That is , until I was visited by my grand children who were captivated by the name. In we... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We traveled from Pittsburgh specifically to visit and we were not disappointed. The staff opened a few minutes early because they saw us standing outside waiting. Once inside, they were friendly and helpful. I'm a sucker for old arcade machines specifically old fortune tellers and Marvin's has so many to see and play. The whole place is absolutely amazing. I... More 

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Wooster, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This museum/arcade is amazing, floor to ceiling, front to back, so filled with machines from the early 1900s up to modern games. My eyes never knew where to look next. Excellent set up and such a cool feel being in the building. Absolutely go check out this museum and don't forget the quarters!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Marvin has collected some of the most unusual arcade games you will ever see. They include some from the 1940s and 1950s -- like the fortune teller with the little cards, and the ferris wheel with seats for the little ones. There are pin ball machines and antique circus posters and oddity memorabilia everywhere, even on the ceiling. My grandkids... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is actually the size of a medium sized pizza parlor, but it literally blows your mind! Seriously, if you can find a piece of the wall or ceiling you're a really detailed inspector. There is more here than in any like themed museum anywhere I've been and I've been around the world. The best part is that almost everything... More 

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Montague, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My husband and I embarked on a random Michigan wintertime vacation. (sometimes you just need to get away) We knew we wanted to check out the Eastern Market in Detroit and so were in the general area when this fun little place popped up on our Foursquare app. We side-tracked and boy are we glad we did! This is big... More 

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Additional Information about Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Address: Address: 31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, MI 48334
Phone Number: 248-626-5020
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Farmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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