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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, MI 48334-1384
+1 248-626-5020
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Wow factor plus weirdness

This is a must stop if you like retro stuff. Some are fun and some are dowright bizarre. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
First time ever!

relatives took us there. A great place to see & play the old carnival, etc. games. We spent a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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  • Poor3%
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31005 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, MI 48334-1384
+1 248-626-5020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must stop if you like retro stuff. Some are fun and some are dowright bizarre. Lots of weird crap. Fun for all ages. Great retro fun.

Thank gangamon1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

relatives took us there. A great place to see & play the old carnival, etc. games. We spent a couple hours & had a fantastic time. of course, at our age, it tooks us back to bt gone days. There were a lot of kids...More

Thank StudFromLittleRock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum is a fun place to visit and just have some clean fun. Truly love their selection of games.

Thank genetestimonyhall
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

What a fun place. I went to a birthday party here as a kid and never forgot it. Most recently I went with five kids - 15, 13, 12, 7, and 3 - and all enjoyed their time there. We spent about $40 in tokens...More

Thank Jessika W
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Lots of different arcade games, some newer and some are antiques. Most of them are in working condition, but a few are just for display. I took my niece (8) and my nephew (6), they had a blast exploring the aisles of games and trading...More

Thank Kayakgirl86
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The big thing for me with M4 was always the weird and wacky. This place has some stuff you won't see anywhere else and that was always what got me out there. The old mechanical contraptions that you slide a token or two in and...More

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My grandchildren demand a visit whenever they sleep over. Marvin's is truly unique and special and everyone has a ball. It's particularly both fun, and ridiculous watching them cash in their tickets for prizes. I don't think there is anything else like it in America...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Flash from the past. So much fun to play the machines but also just to look at them. Things for a little ones to do and teenagers and adults alike

Thank sadlady
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Fun time for the whole family. It is free to get in, but you definitely want to have a lot of quarters to drop just to see all the exciting things.

Thank W7397UQshannonc
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Because my husband misunderstood (based on the name) the nature of this place, it was on his bucket list for our trip to the Detroit area. He was expecting a museum full of mechanical contraptions (which would seem to fit the name of the place)....More

Thank Sherri M
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Nancy B
16 February 2015|
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Response from Hal405 | Reviewed this property |
The answer above addresses it exactly. I would like to add that although a few (very few) machines may not work, I found it a great trip in nostalgia. I thing kids would get a kick out of the older machines that appeared... More