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What a fun place to visit

This was one of the funkiest, most entertaining places I've visited. Highly recommend a visit here... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
C R
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Boston
Such a cool place!

Such a funky, crazy, interesting museum! The collections of figurines, the old fashion piano player... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jacers1
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new jersey
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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 4 days ago

This was one of the funkiest, most entertaining places I've visited. Highly recommend a visit here from Albuquerque or Santa Fe.

Thank C R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a funky, crazy, interesting museum! The collections of figurines, the old fashion piano player and so much more!

Thank jacers1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tinkertown, located in Sandia Park NM on the way to the Crest, is simply the life work of an artist named Ross Ward, who died of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2005. Ross collected a massive amount of toys, antiques other items throughout his life and this...More

Thank martinoberon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Albuquerque or doing Route 66, this fascinating museum is an absolute must. The entrance fee of 3-4 dollars is well worth it. We spent an hour and a half but you could easily spend more time study the life work of...More

Thank leesixtysix
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was amazing. The work that went into it and the fact it was done by one man is astonishing. Unusual walls with glass bottles cemented into them. Hallways are narrow, so if you get behind a group that has to point out every...More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to see at this place. It's an amazing collection of hand carved miniatures arranged in various displays. Old signs, fortune telling machines, weird mechanized displays. It's all here. You could probably visit this place 10 times and notice something new every time. Apparently,...More

Thank Timothy L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place looking to kill time between the morning and evening sessions of the Balloon Fiesta. It was a fascinating stop. It’s inexpensive and there is SO MUCH to see and learn about the man who made the place. We had a nice day,...More

Thank Weims319
Reviewed October 11, 2018

The reviews before me tell you about the exhibits, which ARE fun to look at. But it was about 47 degrees outside and I was a little too cold to take in everything. Still, it was unique and an inspiration for creativity. I wish I'd...More

Thank poisonlady
Reviewed October 8, 2018

There is nothing like Tinkertown anywhere else in the world. The photos gathered here give you a good idea of the richness of the place, but they only partly express the creativity and humor that Ross Ward demonstrated in making these things. I loved the...More

1  Thank Thomas F
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Tinker Town is a magical place for all. It is a unique and entertaining experience full of artistic genius, culture and history all in one. Just go here !!!

Thank Dawn D
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September 1, 2018|
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Response from CasaAzul | Reviewed this property |
Portions are accessible. Some motorized chairs won't be able to get to some of the walkways. Ask them when you arrive and they will let you know what areas will work for you.
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Yes they were. If you are coming to Albuquerque it is worth stopping to see.
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