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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

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Address: 4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
Phone Number: 15208810606
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of...

Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, where visitors are seemingly transported to different lands and times through the stories told by over 300 miniature houses and roomboxes, expertly displayed in over 10,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The Museum’s permanent collection boasts antique dollhouses dating to 1742, contemporary fine-scale miniatures and enchanting collectibles. Frequent temporary exhibits, special programs and events mean there is always something new to see. The Chicago Tribune has claimed; “The magic of this place cannot be overstated.” For a truly memorable experience, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind collection in a world-class setting.

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Awesome place to take the kids and the "kids at heart".

Amazing selection of miniature doll houses from antiques to contemporary. This ever changing museum is a must see for everybody.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Raymond P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing selection of miniature doll houses from antiques to contemporary. This ever changing museum is a must see for everybody.

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Thank Raymond P
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had heard about this museum a couple of months ago. What a delightful place. I signed up for email notifications and received an email about their annual rummage sale. My daughter and I had a great time going through little treasures and the bonus? entry to the sale included entry to the museum. Museum contains many interesting doll houses... More 

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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We are so glad you were able to check out our Rummage Sale too. More 

Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rare find for unusual museums! I like it because many of the displays are antiques, and the ingenuity of the creators is astounding. There are also lots of newer displays. Take time to savor each display. Definitely worth the time. Staff was friendly; nice gift shop.

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Thank Dark H
Pitman, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am fascinated by the world of doll houses and miniatures, so I absolutely loved this place! You will find displays of various ages, from antique to modern. I preferred the more modern sets, but everything was in amazing condition. There was a model of Mission San Xavier DelBac and numerous types of buildings , from castles to store fronts.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

That's right. I wish we had gotten here hours earlier because time completely escaped us. This little gem of a museum is truly magical and captivating. I can't wait to return and see it all again!

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Thank Lisa M
Green Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like miniatures or fairys or crystal floors with see thru worlds below this is a no brainer. Be warned that it gets crowded at peak times but plan it and go anyway. Kids and seniors alike will be enthralled. Don't miss it.

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Potsdam, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw it in our discount book so took a chance. It was....different....but worth a stop! Some of the miniatures are amazing, some are just strange, and there isn't necessarily a cohesive message, but we had fun poking around! And it was all very neat, orderly, well kept. The place was clean and seemed new.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Depending on how interested you are in cute little things, you can spend just one hour or several days exploring this delightful museum. The doll houses are my favorite and I have revisited several times to see all the little details. But if you have children with you or don't have the time or interest to look this closely, even... More 

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Thank 505elisabethm
Kilgore, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum not exactly knowing what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the displays and museum itself. The intro video is cute and my 7 year old son enjoyed it so much we had to watch it twice. His favorite land was the enchanted world because he loves haunted houses and little... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit this museum every year with my daughter. We visit during the Thanksgiving holiday and it is a great tradition as they have a large Christmas village display. This museum is great because children will love it for the miniatures (toys) while adults will love reading about the history of dollhouses as well as the craftsmanship that goes into... More 

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