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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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Homage to Arcades Past

This is, well, an odd place. Stuck in the back of a modern shopping center, it houses an eclectic collection of old arcade amusements: pinball machines, fortune telling... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is, well, an odd place. Stuck in the back of a modern shopping center, it houses an eclectic collection of old arcade amusements: pinball machines, fortune telling automatons, nickelodeons, etc. Calling it a museum is a bit of stretch - many of the machines are certainly antiques and have some descriptive labels, but others were made specifically by or... More 

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Farmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Place is packed with a very wide variety of games. It is lots of fun and the staff is great and very responsive. Good fun for any age. You do not have to bring kids as a cover.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I remember all the different attractions from when I was growing up-most of them from carnivals, fairs, and even the circus. Definitely a walk downs memory lane, but for some reason I expected something different, something else...

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We spent about two hours at Marvin's. My kids (11, 9, and 6) enjoyed the games, although some were a little frightening and creepy for them. We spent $20 in quarters, and the kids ended up with over 600 tickets to split among themselves. The bathrooms were clean. There was an eating area with reasonably-priced concessions, although we didn't buy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I love Marvins. . I really do. Fun, bright lights, interesting things on every inch of wall, there is no way you can see everything there is. The oooonly thing that takes away from this fun place is, the accessibility issue. I would schedule a party tomorrow if I knew my friends with wheelchairs could traverse the whole place easily.... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place is awesome! You have to appreciate the time it takes to find and restore all these games and boy do we ever! Will definitely be coming back with the rest of our family. Kids ages from 6-47 all had a great time!

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Streamwood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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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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