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“Very fun for youngsters”

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
Ranked #15 of 300 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very fun for youngsters”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

This museum was delightful for my young girls-- but really has something for everyone. Check out their website to see if any of the first rate miniature crafting classes are going on during your visit. My favorite thing to see were the exquisite and finely crafted Thai Spirit Houses.

Visited April 2012
Thank Molly K
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Toronto, Ontario
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Amazing exhibitions and great atmosphere!”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

My wife and I visited this place in early August 2012. The place is just amazing and leaves you in awe! The details on the miniatures are just as good as the real thing. There are also lots of details regarding the exhibitions, how they were made, and there's even a piece for you to play around with yourself.

There were also workshops on making miniatures for those with kids!

This place is a bit far from the highway but it is definitely a must see!

Visited August 2012
Thank Gary C
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Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2012

This is a must see for anyone who loves doll houses and/or minatures. Amazing exhibit; expect to stay a few hours.

Visited July 2012
Thank ash067
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Tucson, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really unique!”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

The whole family will enjoy this. I was sceptical... being a guy--it seemed like it would be more of a thing for the girls. Both I and my 13 year old son enjoyed it too! It is SO unique and impossible to really describe. The girls even as young as 3 loved it too.

Visited November 2011
Thank N R
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Cottonwood, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Get out of the sun and have fun!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Just a fun, friendly place! My 7-year-old and I were instantly mesmerized by the first exhibit (and each one thereafter). The detail was exquiste and so much variety! I saw several young boys enjoying themselves too. Super friendly staff!

Visited July 2012
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