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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
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+1 520-881-0606
9:00 am - 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

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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Unexpected Find in Tucson

My friend and I were expecting to spend an hour or so at this museum. Two hours into our visit, we realized we were only about two-thirds through the collection! Ranging from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I were expecting to spend an hour or so at this museum. Two hours into our visit, we realized we were only about two-thirds through the collection! Ranging from new items to dollhouses and miniatures from the 18th century, there are things to delight your eye and imagination at every turn. The detail and accuracy of many... More 

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While on a weekend getaway with my husband we decided to stop, and i was flabergasted, this a was such a cool place I would love to bring my daughter to see this

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United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Try not to go to the Desert Museum in the day time, way too hot, but very interesting. Do the Second Saturday of the month down town, it's a big street festival.

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Phoenix, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were not sure what to expect when we got there it was so much more. Absolutely gorgeous miniatures with incredable artistry. It was well worth the time. We can't wait to go back again and could have spent all day there. Don't miss it!

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Natchez, Mississippi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most amazing places to Visit! We loved the displays and could have spent much more time there! We were there for one and a half hours but it wasn't enough!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many of our friends said, "You need to see this!", but it wasn't until we had friends visit who were having problems walking too far that we finally went. What a great surprise, this museum of miniatures is fascinating. There are also short films that illustrate how much work goes into each piece. Young kids will be entertained also.... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW. This place far exceeded our expectations. Some friends of ours had told us about this place so we took a chance. What luck. This is not your grandmother's collection of old doll houses, this is a superb collection of miniatures. We looked around and then took the tour which we highly recommend. The first room you enter is circular... More 

Thank Nancy F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very very super super like ! Super detailed, intricate little creations. Awesome , so cool how the Artisans created all these. Takes a lot of talent , creativity and patience .There are lots of doll houses , miniature villages , houses , Santa villages , fairies, elves, etc etc everything tiny . Would be nice if I can make myself... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the museum twice, each time with our grandson(s), and it is fascinating. In addition to the abundance of miniatures, the information available is very interesting. I would definitely recommend it, but not for children under 10. We spent a couple of hours there and found it very enjoyable

Thank Marion Marty L
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

Tiny doll houses stocked with tiny items of everyday life from many countries from many time periods. Very family friendly.

Thank Karen W

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