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“Fun for all”

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
Ranked #11 of 282 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
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fun for all”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Elaborate doll houses and dioramas, a whole room of Christmas and Halloween themed miniature worlds. The Mini Time Machine museum of Miniatures will delight visitors from 2 to 102. Well worth the low price of admission, beautiful facility.

Visited June 2014
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El Mirage, Arizona
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35 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Minnie's”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

The museum was a delight to visit with so much to see. It is great for all ages to see, touring time is between 1-2 hours depending on the person and how much time they would want to spend view all the miniatures. Very interesting and educational.
It is worth the trip.

Visited July 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect Miniatures”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I LOVED my visit to the Mini Time Machine. The miniatures were beautiful and precise. I have been to Miniature World in Victoria, BC and Mini Time Machine is better. Words cannot describe how cute and wonderfully detailed the miniatures are; so I put up a bunch of photos.

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Athens, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fun!”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very fun and cute place to visit. My 4 year old was entertained for about 15 minutes, in total we were there for about an hour. If I had come without kids I would have stayed longer.

Visited July 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Boring....”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

I guess if you're really into "miniatures " this place might be interesting but otherwise "not so much". The staff was unfriendly the day that I went there and it just seemed like a waste of time and money.

Visited March 2014
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