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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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Address: 31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, MI 48334-1384
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+1 248-626-5020
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Marvelous FUN for all ages

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... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2016
Carol W
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2016

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.

Thank Carol W
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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428 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016 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

1 Thank jocelynd102
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74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2016 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.

1 Thank Richard B
Alpharetta, Georgia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

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 

Thank Jim M
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2016 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.

Thank BubbaUrdan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

2 Thank Matt R
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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.

1 Thank Sue A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
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

Thank mo7650
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank Kathy C
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66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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

Thank Nancy B

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