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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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Address: 31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington, MI 48334-1384
Phone Number: 248-626-5020
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So much fun

My kids and I have gone here several times and find something "new" that we had not seen before, every time. We even met Marvin on one visit! There is something for everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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FARMINGTON HILLS
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my niece here and it is great. They have video games, skee ball, pin ball.....just a neat place to check out.

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Thank rwhitinger
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids and I have gone here several times and find something "new" that we had not seen before, every time. We even met Marvin on one visit! There is something for everyone here....old games, new games, games to earn tickets for prizes, fortune tellers and extremely old machines! There is no cost to get in, so you only spend... More 

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1 Thank Pojo-719
Flint, Michigan
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151 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located down an obscure alley, in a crowded shopping center, sits Marvin's museum. Walking in you're blown away at the sheer amount of stuff that have shoved into this small location! Having said that, the oddities and peculiarities of the items are certainly worth a visit. Much of it is turn of the century (1900) technology, which is neat to... More 

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1 Thank Jeremy G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to Marvins for a couple years now and we love it! Cool, unique, and unusual machines and video games are inside along with some vintage machines. Theres modern day games in there too! Fun everyone of any age

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Thank Jacksonairy
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a neat little place with some video machines I haven't seen in over 20 years! Who remembers the Neo Geo? We loved it just as much as the kids. The place is packed with some really old games with a little bit of information on each. Highly recommended.

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Thank Denis B
Royal Oak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good for a fun night out playing old school video games and seeing antique mechanical attractions such as Madame Zoltar, fortune teller. Crowded and lots of kids around so it is noisy but that didn't matter as everyone had fun.

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Thank Akitalover
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place! There were a lot of vintage (or at least vintage-looking!) and kitschy. It was great for most kids - though a few kids were a little trepidatious around some of the quirkier machines. We had a surprise party for my now 9 year old daughter and all the kids had a great time. My only two... More 

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1 Thank Treatie123
Oxford, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The family and I enjoy going to Marvin's about once a month or so. The kids enjoy the oddities and the old style video games, and I enjoy the memories that come along with the aged arcade games. My son collects piles of tickets to turn in for prizes (though the prizes are not very good, but I think that... More 

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Thank jeremyjm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took the kids here and they enjoyed seeing all the old fashioned games, pinball machines, animatronic fortune tellers, and many one of a kind interesting machines. Some very odd things he has in the collection.

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Thank Tricia P
Franklin, Michigan
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so much fun with all its vintage toys and games. You simply cannot take it all in in one visit! Casual food is available for purchase: popcorn, pop, etc. and some games are available to play for a small fee. Parking is easy and free as it is located in a large strip mall with surface parking.... More 

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