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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
+1 520-881-0606
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Miniature Doll Houses and other miniatures

I love this place and have been there many times. One doll house took 30 years to build. There... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Linda K
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Tucson, Arizona
Kids will absolutely love this place

My granddaughters, 10-16 want to go here each time they visit. The exhibits are fascinating for... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Bill R
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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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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4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ 85712-1329
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

I love this place and have been there many times. One doll house took 30 years to build. There are huge ones and smaller ones, many with a theme.

Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

My granddaughters, 10-16 want to go here each time they visit. The exhibits are fascinating for adults as well. The miniatures are amazing even if you are not an aficionado of such things. Well worth the trip

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

As a laugh to pass some time a friend and I decided to go... we ended up spending almost 3 hours there!!! Room after room of fantastic miniatures - fantastical, historical and you get lost in the stories these rooms tell. The 1pm free docent...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Depending on your interests you can spend an hour or three hours. The detail on some is incredible. One dollhouse took 30 years to complete. I think adults will appreciate this more than children other than a room geared for kids. Small gift shop, very...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most amazing places in Tucson . Family and group outings very admirable . The work and intricately is phenomenal a must see in Tucson.

1  Thank Krishna41
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The Mini Time Machine is a jewel. Don't know how this place could ever get a bad review. The museum is so cool for anyone who hasn't lost their Peter Pan. Beautifully displayed doll houses both antique and contemporary. First time we went, we left...More

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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The place is very interesting comfortable and easy to get around. It takes about 2 hrs to really do it and yes the kids would like it also. The Christmas area is way cool. It makes you think in turns of old and past times...More

Thank WomenTravel22
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a fun museum for kids and adults. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was intrigued by the many displays. I highly recommend this museum.

1  Thank Beachjewels
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

At first I was reluctant to go but once I got there i was sorry I had waited so long! It is the most intriguing place. All ages would like it from small children to adults. The displays are fabulous.

1  Thank Maxine L
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

When looking for things to do in Tucson this came up as an option and we're glad we chose it. A real study into miniature houses and dolls houses over a hundred years. Yes a bit weird but if you embrace it you'll love it....More

1  Thank Stacey K
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Hello, you just missed a class last week. Our next one is March 16th. Our classes are always posted on our webpage under the Education tab >> Classes. Thank you for your interest.
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Hello, our admission is $9 general, $8 senior (65+)/military, $6 for ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. Every Thursday is Not Just for Kids where general and senior/military admission is reduced to $6. Thank you... More
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