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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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If you like antique mechanical machines this place is great

Quite the collection of mechanical slot machine's and curiosities. Marvin must have been collecting for decades. Every square inch is filled with machines posters and memorabilia... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jocelynd102
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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The collection at Marvin's is incredible! These are priceless for those who want a walk down memory lane of their youth- the young and young- at- heart! So much fun for people who love to play games. Kids love to collect the tickets to collect the prizes.

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Thank Carol W
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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326 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite the collection of mechanical slot machine's and curiosities. Marvin must have been collecting for decades. Every square inch is filled with machines posters and memorabilia. Fun way to spend one or two hours

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Thank jocelynd102
Valparaiso
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cramped and tight to move around in but the old machines are worth it. And the fact they work and you can play them is even better.

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Thank Richard B
Alpharetta, Georgia
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here while travelling through Michigan. Brought a few rolls of quarters and spent about 1 hour having fun with our teenage kids. Tucked behind some shops so don't give up. Interesting old arcade games as well as a row of pinball machines and "ticket" games. A nice break from the car and the most games I've seen stuffed... More 

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Thank Jim M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greatest arcade ever!! Brings out the Kid in you and the KIDS!! If you need a release, want to kill some zombies or get the flippers flapping, checkout Marvin's.

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

A fabulous collection of oid time carney games. Kids earn tickets for worthless prizes, but love it. Expect to spend $10/hour/kid. Stuff you haven't seen in years. Very friendly. Young kids and teens.

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Thank Matt R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We prefer unique arcades to a sanitized Dave and Busters type place. Marvins had personality galore and tons of fun arcade games both new and antique.

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Thank Sue A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Kids and I loved it. Was a lot better than we were expecting. Well recommend and visit again. Used a coupon from groupon.

Review collected in partnership with Radisson Hotels

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Confidential
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This was fun for the kids, a little boring for adults. Prepare to bring your device or a book. Reminds me of an indoor fair. Better for Young kids. Not that expensive overall. You may want to eat somewhere else. They have popcorn and hotdogs--simple fair only. There were many games such as pinball, etc...Needs updates inside, but small children... More 

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w.bloomfield
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Took my 10 year old nephew here and it was a worldwind of excitement. The best was the bowling because you could earn the most tickets to redeem for prizes. Great place for birthday celebrations

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Thank Nancy B

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