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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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Great for kids of all ages from 3 to 83 😊

Whenever grandkids arrive from out of town, we head directly to marvelous marvin's mechanical museum, perfect destination to decompress, whether playing a video game or munching... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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Streamwood, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We got a living social deal for this so we gave it a go. I'm fascinated by mechanical devices so seeing how some of these old games were put together was interesting. Aside from that it wasn't my cup of tea. Great for kids and perhaps older people who would like to reminisce.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Have been here several times with grandchildren, family and friends. Always something interesting to discover. Takes one back to your childhood and visiting amusement parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing place. I've been coming here for 20 years and every time there is something new I see that I didn't before. An amazing arcade with a lot of old games but also great new games and tons of weird and wacky "things"

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Whenever grandkids arrive from out of town, we head directly to marvelous marvin's mechanical museum, perfect destination to decompress, whether playing a video game or munching on a hot dog or pizza. We have enjoyed many fun birthday parties here, enjoying warm hospitality from Marvin and his staff!

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

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

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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Fort Erie, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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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