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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

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Address: 4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
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+1 520-881-0606
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Discover the magical world of miniatures at The Mini Time Machine Museum of...

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.

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Oh My GOSH! TINY overload!

Overload in a good way! These exhibits are stunning. They change a lot of them as they have many exhibitors. Our grandkids love this place! And so do we - we go alone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 February 2016
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Tucson, Arizona
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Oro Valley, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Well if you're into doll houses, go for it. Don't understand the fascination and the workmanship on some of them seems tacky. A few exhibit very fine details. Once is enough.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Overload in a good way! These exhibits are stunning. They change a lot of them as they have many exhibitors. Our grandkids love this place! And so do we - we go alone sometimes so we can enjoy and not have to keep an eagle I out for the kids! I live here in Tucson so we get to enjoy... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Been there numerous times. While 5 year old grandson tired after an hour, a coloring book and colors kept him occupied while older kids and adults finished. Plan 1 - 3 hours.

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North Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

for lovers of miniatures, dollhouses...just in time to join the guided tour which was great. so much to see, so spend a few hours. it's worth it!

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Osage Beach, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

An excellent way to spend 1-1/2 hours. If you are into miniatures or doll houses, this is the place for you. Cost is $8 for Seniors. Very interesting and well documented (professionally) about when the exhibit was built and the age. Some of the exhibits go back to the mid-1800's. Others are much newer.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

This is a wonderful attraction here in Tucson. I took friends from California that are miniature enthusiast and they loved it. Better than the museum they had seen in Paris. What they said. I love the beauty of all the displays. It really is an amazing art.

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Douglas, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We took our visiting grand daughters to the Mini Time Machine Museum and thoroughly enjoyed it. The kids loved the displays and had fun looking for the "hidden fairies". The docents were especially pleasant and helpful. Would certainly recommend a visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We truly enjoyed our visit to the Museum of Miniatures. We utilized the Tucson Passport to visit multiple attractions, and this museum was one that we were the most intrigued by. It was a very unique experience and definitely worth seeing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Very cute place. They have tons to see. My kids really enjoyed it. It's a nice little place to walk through.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

This museum is relatively new and easy to visit. Some of the collections have been donated by individuals e.g. A collection of Christmas and Halloween Village buildings. What really impressed me was seeing the work of artist who create doll houses on 1 to 12 scale. This handy work is really great to see. At $9 a ticket, this is... More 

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