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Tinkertown Museum

121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
+1 505-281-5233
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What a hidden Gem!!

This place is amazing! They easily charge so much more for admission! My grandchildren kept talking... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Arlington, Texas
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You've never seen anything like jt

This was a welcome break after a long Sandia hike. The perfect blend of true craftsmanship and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew J
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
+1 505-281-5233
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! They easily charge so much more for admission! My grandchildren kept talking about their visit to Tinker town. I was so taken with this place and the life of Ross Ward. When I got home I ordered the book "Leaving Tinkertown....More

Thank Scott_Shield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a welcome break after a long Sandia hike. The perfect blend of true craftsmanship and kitsch, it's a great introduction to the Turquoise Trail beyond.

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well worth a visit. Its comprised of unique and commonplace objects arranged in a very creative way. It also features some interactive exhibits. One could spend hours upon hours reading the different signs etc. that cover the ceiling, walls and floor. The...More

Thank msm092015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place while driving up to Sandia Peak. Stop in and visit, you wont be disappointed. In fact you will be captivated by what it has to offer. Tons of wood carvings and a life's work of art and imagination. Prices were cheap...More

Thank Dboy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is absolutely one of a kind. Astonishing. If you are in the area (Sandia Park, NM), you really should pop in and pay the fiver to walk through this maze of bygone Americana. There's something here for everyone interested in that place where...More

Thank Carlisticeday
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful hour gazing at the beautiful towns created by this talented artist. Wonderful sayings to read along the way, funny and heartfelt! A great destination for kids of all ages.

Thank Karyn B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You must see these exhibits. The man that built these amazing exhibits was so creative. The details are like nothing I have ever seen before. I thought I was a good model builder, but, I take my hat off to Tinkertown!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

One man's collection brings smiles to so many. An off the Turquoise Trail stop will be so worth looking at all the little things that brought joy to one man. A great gift shop at the end of the self guided tour. Enjoy!

Thank trophy_wife56
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

My wife wanted to take me here. I though it would be kind of dumb and hokey. I like antiques and thinks from bygone eras, but I thought it was just gunna be a kiddy sort of thing. I was wrong. It's a one of...More

1  Thank Wesley M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

What a wonderful, amazing place. Tucked away in the woods on the mountain, it's worth the inexpensive price. There are so many intricately detailed scenes and collections. Be sure to print out the "Field guide" from the webpage. It's a scavender hunt of the exhibits...More

2  Thank Martha A
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14 August 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no place to eat at tinkertown. However it's just a bit over a mile back to the Turquoise Trail Hwy 14. There are several places to eat there. If you want a picnic, I suggest you buy some food at the Triangle... More
Rachel S
18 June 2017|
Response from Martha A | Reviewed this property |
Dogs that are well-behaved and on-leash are permitted on the Museum grounds. No dogs are permitted in the Museum except for Service Animals as provided in state and federal regulations. Dogs whose sole function is to provide... More
Dollie T
2 June 2015|
Response from ksurene | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it but not sure. Not much room for animals it is a small place!