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Fun for Everyone!

Unique folk art museum in the East Mountain area east of Albuquerque. Created by Ross Ward over... read more

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CasaAzul
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Glass Wall Rocks

It was really cool and liked the glass bottle wall, all the different carving exhibits. Especially... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
atuffbasse
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Brazoria, Texas
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A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
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121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
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+1 505-281-5233
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Reviewed yesterday

Unique folk art museum in the East Mountain area east of Albuquerque. Created by Ross Ward over many years.

Thank CasaAzul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really cool and liked the glass bottle wall, all the different carving exhibits. Especially the circus with trapeze. And great to go with family. Mil discount to get in ☺ but not on purchases 🤐

Thank atuffbasse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed Tinkertown, there is so much to look at! You could visit several times and see things you missed before. The place is charming and quirky and worth a visit.

Thank Damien_Collindale
Reviewed July 13, 2018

While driving East we saw an advertisement about this place and thought that this just might be something to see. I am happy that we decided to stop here! We arrived late in the day (too late for entry that day but were recommended by...More

Thank AZboyinWI
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Was hesitant at first but once you get there, your amazed by everything! Young and old will appreciate the sites and the things put together. Extremely affordable, just take some quarters because there are some old machines that you can activate.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

The "museum" is small but totally worth the trip. It was quite a surprise and the entrance is only 2.50 per person. I don't want to say much about it as we did not know what to expect and it seems best to visit this...More

Thank Brandon H
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a unique place. It is probably more of a place for kids (we are in our 50's and it didn't appeal to us). It would have been better if someone would have given us a little history on the place.

Thank SEBWLO
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Had read about this place but writing about it cannot do it justice. The widow of the woodcarver ,who did everything by hand and worked as a painter in a circus ,runs this small exceptional museum. Sadly he got dementia at age 59 and passed...More

Thank maapar
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I’m so glad I stumbled across this gem of a place when doing last minute research about the turquoise trail. Imagining the mind of the creator is half the fun and intrigue—if you’re the type who loves art, quirkiness, and obscure antiques (such as a...More

Thank stewie1106
Reviewed June 25, 2018

My husband has seen pictures of this place and wanted to stop. It was amazing. This man had a great talent. If you are in the area, it is worth the trip. Would recommend this place to everyone.

Thank twamiller4
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fishfortrout
July 31, 2018|
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Response from abqkelli | Reviewed this property |
Yes they were. If you are coming to Albuquerque it is worth stopping to see.
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August 13, 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no place to eat at tinkertown. However it's just a bit over a mile back to the Turquoise Trail Hwy 14. There are several places to eat there. If you want a picnic, I suggest you buy some food at the Triangle... More
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Rachel S
June 18, 2017|
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Dogs that are well-behaved and on-leash are permitted on the Museum grounds. No dogs are permitted in the Museum except for Service Animals as provided in state and federal regulations. Dogs whose sole function is to provide... More
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