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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
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Williamston, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Read about this place in Michigan Oddities and happened to be driving by. It's really cool for those of you that dig old, creepy games and antiques. My 7 yr old found a few more recent arcade games that he likes to play, but also found that he was creeped out by a lot of stuff in there. Probably better... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stumbled upon this place in a list of "Things to do with kids in Detroit." It was not far from the hotel we were staying in, so we decided to give it a try. We're glad we did! The place is CRAMMED with cheesy old fortune tellers, pinball machines, and video games. My kids, ages 13, 9, and 7... More

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NorCal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I think MOST of the newer Machines Work Perfectly. That is why I love this place. It has always been hard to find machines that fully function. MMMM's do..! They can be challenging, as in the case of the ultra fast Metallica Machine.. But, no one set any of the machines up to drain the balls. If anything, the manufacturers... More

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Plymouth, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

I am an avid pinball player. Do not come here if you are a serious player. The magnetism is grossly manipulated! I WASTED A LOT OF MONEY because they set the magnetism to make you fail.

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Highland, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This place was very cool. Fun for thr whole family. Games from classics such as pac man and pinn ball machines to skeet ball, and newer titles. Everyone had a blast from my three yr old... to my 15yr old. It is a bit claustrophobic inside.

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Dimondale
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Lots of old novelty and some new machines in a small space. If you travel here its in the middle of large strip mall. Drive under the large colorful sign and right up to the front door. Its tucked in behind a restaurant. It was neat to see but I don't think I will go again. I think if you... More

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Midland, Michigan, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is such a fun place to visit! There are all sorts of games, "fortune tellers", pinball machines and other fun items to see!

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Farmington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place for older people for nostalgia and younger people just to have fun. Extra words just to make min 100.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had purchased a Groupon package for four, which included $12 in quarters, 4 boxes of popcorn and four soft drinks. Our grandsons were on spring break, but by arriving at 10 AM when the doors opened, we rarely had to wait for games. Prize tickets were plentiful and the staff members were very patient with the children as they... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband and I went to MMMM for a date night. We had a lot of fun playing the old games. It is very crowded. There weren't a lot of people there but they have so many games crammed in there. It kind of adds to the fun of it but a little more wiggle room would sure help. I'm... More

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