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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E Camp Lowell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712
520-881-0606
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Ranked #7 of 178 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Athens, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very fun and cute place to visit. My 4 year old was entertained for about 15 minutes, in total we were there for about an hour. If I had come without kids I would have stayed longer.

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I guess if you're really into "miniatures " this place might be interesting but otherwise "not so much". The staff was unfriendly the day that I went there and it just seemed like a waste of time and money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Visited in June of 2014 and was delighted with the displays, of which number into the hundreds with thousands of miniatures of all types. Everyone from the youngster to the grandparent should find something of interest, as the displays cover Ghost, Witches, Christmas, history, culture, architecture, cartoons, and a host of other times, places, people, animals, and events. Plan on... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My family and I loved this place! I took my husband, my Dad, and my son and we all loved this little museum. My 4 year old was crazy over the fantasy room that had a giant tree in the middle, a snow village under the floor, and tons of kid friendly characters. (He was less excited about the other... More

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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. We are glad your entire family enjoyed the Museum. We are always considering ways to make the visitor experience the best it can be, so we appreciate your feedback. We offer flashlights and step stools for check out at the front desk, and we also have a scavenger... More

NYC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This place is a unique experience, with miniatures, dollhouses, and other small wonders spanning the last 250 years. Our grandchildren loved it, my kids loved it, and so did we. It is not usual to be able to please three generations so completely.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The miniatures are very intricate and cute. My 7 yr old girl enjoyed it.. My 4 yr old boy liked the first 10 min of it. We saw it all in about 25 min. Its a fun stop if you are nearby.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have loved authentic fine miniatures for 30 years. I visited the Mini Time Machine the first week it opened. Within minutes of making a general walk through my mouth dropped open. To see such a fine collection so beautifully displayed in Tucson was astounding. I can only compare it to the Petite Elite Miniatures Museum (Carole and Barry Kaye... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Saw this place on Tripadvisor and we were intrigued by the miniatures and wanted to go look. I expected a 1-2 hour trip at the most, but it turned into a 2-3 hour trip in reality! The museum was cute and quirky, separating sections of the museum into themes such as "The Enchanted Realm" full of miniatures themed more whimsically... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This museum is a must for anyone traveling to Tucson. The best miniature museum in the country! Hundreds of displays, some historic, some contemporary. The craftsmanship is fantastic. I had budgeted an hour when we first went there; we stayed for three and we go back at least twice a year and end up seeing something new that we hadn't... More

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Los Angeles
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great place to beat the heat and see an amazing collection of miniatures. I was expecting children's dollhouses, and they have some antique ones, but their collection is incredible. The detail and craftsmanship that went into the pieces is unbelievable. The museum itself is a wonderful facility-beautiful and well maintained. There is no snack bar, so don't go hungry. Great... More

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