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“Hokey but oh what fun.”
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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We love this place and take all of our visitors to it. We visited a couple of weeks ago, taking our 17 year-old out-of-town grandson. We always find stuff we hadn't seen before on any of our trips, and that was the case again this time. It's hard to describe - but I'll try. It is a collection of miniature figures and artifacts in an eclectic atmosphere. For instance, it has a working fortune teller machine, a boat that sailed around the world, a collection of dolls, license plates on the walls, walls made with bottles, animated circuses and old western towns. And that just starts to describe what you'll see. It only costs a few bucks, and you can spend a lotta time there if you wish. The drive to get there is nice for a family drive on a laid-back kinda day. Try it, you'll like it.

Thank WILLIAM B
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Mexico. We stumbled upon it, but next time we head west we'll make sure to plan even more time for it. Walking through the museum is like plugging your brain into a massive battery of creativity. Fantastic place for kids, but you certainly don't need to have kids to feel this is time well-spent.

Thank xDrUsual
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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by here after reading about it online. It's a little off the beaten track, but well worth the detour. It's cheap to get in, and has an amazing collection of figurines and miscellany. The circus tent display was wonderful, and the old fairground items (fortune teller booth for example) leave you with a huge grin on your face. It's a sad story about the creator, but a sign of a quote from him will stay with me ; "I did this while you were watching tv". Will definitely be telling everyone about this place!

Thank Kateegan
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

A small building that packs a big punch of amazment. This museum is a must see for young and old. It is kid proof and also has buttons they can push to see and hear items move. Very low price, we will do this again.

Thank papamikeinaz
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I'd imagine there is not many places like this in the world. It is very neat looking at this guy's life work. You can just imagine him working on every little piece.

Thank FreeSpirit2108
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