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“Fun and giggles”

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

You should certainly expect to waste an hour or so and a fair few dollars if vintage and some newer arcade machines are your thing. It's certainly small and a little cramped but there's a lot to see - visually the walls and the ceilings are covered in quirky stuff and there's a tonne of games from pin ball machines to car racing and more modern arcade games to play. It's worth a visit that's for sure. Prices range between 25c to a couple of dollars. Was great to see some of the older (1930s era) machines working and used.

Thank jray2436
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I noticed I rarely write reviews on attractions but Marvin's Museum deserves some credit. We were driving through Mich. and planned to stay in and around Farmington Hills. What to do for a short while before we checked into our hotel??? Marvin's was easy to find once we plugged it into our GPS but it was tucked behind a strip mall, the sign not clearly visible from the road. However....on this acreage of homogenized chain stores sits this gem. A real blast from the past. I was expecting an arcade museum but you can actually play the games or work the odd machines. Anyone who likes antiques or played pinball as a kid will appreciate the collection. It wasn't too busy, we almost felt we had the place to ourselved. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Free admission but each game costs about 50 cents to play.

Thank rleNewEngland
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Reviewed May 22, 2013

We went here because we were trying to find something interesting and cheap. It is free to get in because it is pretty much an arcade. There are many old games and old types of machines. Everything costs to play though from$0.25 to $1.50 per play. We tried a couple of the older machines but many didn't work well. It was still neat to see them and many have little notes about when/why the games were produced. We were the only two people in the arcade/museum and were never acknowledged by either of the two staff members. We tried to cash in our tickets but were unable because we couldn't get anyone to help us. We had already been to the pinball hall of fame in Vegas and it was much better but this was neat to see, especially because its free to get in.

Thank wigx2154
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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

My kids love to go here when they have the day off from school. Lots of games to play. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Great location --lots of kid friendly restaurants close by. So make a day of it and go to lunch.

Thank EatsBeatsSleeps
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

unusual arcade with many vintage machines, something there for all ages, go with a pocket of quarters

Thank Roger H
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