Tinkertown Museum

Tinkertown Museum, Sandia Park: Address, Phone Number, Tinkertown Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Tinkertown Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Antique Shops • Art Museums
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A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
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lmactravel
New York City, NY329 contributions
Bring Quarters for this interactive experience.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Cute stop on the Turquoise trail. Amazingly all built by one person.The displays all move, some old time machines, like a fortune teller, where you put in a quarter and get a card with your fortune. A bit if kitsch you probably won't find anywhere else. Small gift shop, very helpful staff. Glad we stopped.
Written September 12, 2021
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James J
Maple Valley, WA28 contributions
Great stop between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
Aug 2021 • Couples
I LOVE eclectic little places like this. Terrific collection of miniature Americana, signs, and everything else under the sun. Loved the gift shop too, with many one-of-kind offerings.
Written August 1, 2021
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Michael B
Louisville, KY52 contributions
A highlight of the area not to be missed!
Jun 2021
What a fantastic tribute to the talents of someone with a true gift for carving, toys, layouts and clockwork mechanisms! Each exhibit is a wonder of details and hand-made model work! Plan on spending at least 90-minutes to get the full nature of everything here! Each step brings new things to see with an eclectic mixture of signs, quotes, wind-up toys and the accumulated mass of an artist. Gave me a true perspective of how influential a single life can be when someone takes the time to save and share it with others!
Written June 12, 2021
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Tim W
Findlay209 contributions
This is a Must Stop !
May 2021
This place is a must see,take your time there is so much there,This mans passion was incredible.It is amazing how much he did in such a short time as he passed at like 57.His wife still lives on the grounds and is a very nice person to talk to.If you are in New Mexico you really need to make this one of your stops.There were 5 of us in our group and we could have gone back thru and not seen everything,don't miss this !!!
Written May 20, 2021
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Guide49330996751
Evans, CO7 contributions
This place used to be awesome
Jun 2019 • Family
But is now so run down if is sad. If you like a dead mouse/mouse pee creepy carnival kind of experience this is the place for you!
Written December 25, 2019
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Cheryl W
9 contributions
Tinkertown
Oct 2019 • Family
We went to this quaint little museum for my son's birthday. And to the Sandia Crest. Really cool. So much to see and souvenirs aren't expensive either.
Written November 22, 2019
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SusanMikeTampa
Tampa, FL228 contributions
Whimsical museum, lots of fun to walk through!
Oct 2019
A fantastic whimsical museum near the Sandia Park Tramway (if you’re going there, go here). A great collection of colorful items and collections created/accumulated by Ross Ward over his lifetime. Part indoor and part outdoor, with displays, signs, and figures of all shapes, sizes, and colors. The various miniature scenes are so incredibly detailed and you can push buttons and see some of the figures move. Lots of circus memorabilia there as well. Tons of great photo-ops and a large gift shop. This is a very unique attraction. Give yourself about an hour to walk around and enjoy.
Written October 25, 2019
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sellrd
Horseheads, NY177 contributions
Unbelievable, but touristy
Oct 2019
You can't really describe this place. Think of a collection of every trinket, every figurine, every sign you have ever seen, and this is it. It is definitely unique, but it was worth the stop up the Turquoise Highway. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit, but if you are on the route, definitely worth an hour of you time.
Written October 23, 2019
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jbizroe
Seattle, WA27 contributions
Awesome Quirky Roadside Attraction - well work the time and money
Oct 2019
I love miniatures, wood carving, and automata - this awesome, quirky, roadside attraction has it all and so much more! I hope to come back - SO much to see!
Written October 21, 2019
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SandyNick
Alachua, FL337 contributions
Great short stop
Oct 2019 • Couples
Eclectic museum of past experiences and antiques. Reasonable price and fun to see. Gift shop items priced well too.
Written October 13, 2019
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