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“If you like folk art and collectibles, you'll love this museum”
Review of Tinkertown Museum

Tinkertown Museum
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Owner description: A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
Eugene, Oregon
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48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“If you like folk art and collectibles, you'll love this museum”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

Our friends recommended we visit the Tinkertown Museum, and we were very glad we took their advice. It was easy to find, not far from Albuquerque, and underpriced. The exhibits were whimsical -- there was so much to see and so much to make you smile. The owner -- the wife of the artist who has passed away-- spent lots of time explaining the art and her husband's passion for it.

Visited April 2013
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Delight”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This shady stop along the road to Sandia Crest is a must see. This is a true New Mexico, slow-down-your-pace kinda spot. Take your time to enjoy all of the details that this guy spent his life creating for us. Have a cool drink and just breathe in the clean air and retro feel of the place.

Visited July 2012
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun Getaway”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have made a few trips to the other side of the mountain to spend an afternoon at tinkertown. It is a fun little roadside attraction on the road to the sandia crest.

Visited July 2012
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great place to take visitors...”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Eclectic, odd, bizarre and amazing - that says it all. Take the beautiful drive to the museum and enjoy one man's collection of memorabilia. You will never wish to become a hoarder! Seriously, a fascinating adventure and great for out-of-towners. Go on your way to Madrid or Taos or Santa Fe. Visit Cerrillos too!

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Thank Cyndi H
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New Mexico
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Up in the mountains”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

This is a great place to spend an afternoon, up in the cool mountains outside of Albuquerque. Take your time to enjoy all of the different rooms.

Visited July 2012
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