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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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12:00 - 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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Time in a capsule

Totally different museum experience for the whole family to enjoy. Displays of all types of doll houses or mini room exhibits. Relaxing and to be enjoyed by old and young.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
1956panther
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Totally different museum experience for the whole family to enjoy. Displays of all types of doll houses or mini room exhibits. Relaxing and to be enjoyed by old and young.

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Thank 1956panther
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is great for adults as well as children. Several rooms of miniature displays to enjoy. Our granddaughter is visiting soon and we are planning another trip to share with her.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter, grandson and I went to this museum not exactly sure what to expect. What an amazing discovery! It was so full of so many things that we were constantly saying to each other "Look at this". It was indeed a very special treat on a hot day!

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great visit because I have never seen anything like it before. Really enjoyed the architecture and interiors of the "rooms" Just seeing how things can be made so small with such detail is amazing.

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the Christmas exhibit. We loved this museum! We weren't really sure what to expect, and this place is really great! They make it really fun for kids, too, with a little fairy scavenger hunt, where they have mini fairies hidden all over & you have to try to find them all.

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Tucson Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard about the Southwestern Mission Exhibit, and that is what brought us in, as we love visiting Missions. Once we found this Museum (it's a bit tricky as Fort Lowell Road forks, and it's easy to end up in the wrong "fork"), we were amazed at the truly lovely building and surrounding area, including the very nice parking... More 

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minitimemachine, Public Relations Manager at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful and detailed review! We are so glad you were able to see Churches of the Southwest while it was here. Please come back and see us for our next temporary exhibit: The Art & Science of Portrait Miniatures, featuring over 40 portrait miniatures, mostly dating from the 18th and 19th centuries, on loan... More 

Monroe, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool place fill with Magical Miniatures. Even an old Kewpie doll collection. A violin makers work shop in a cut away violin. Fairy land with fairies. All tastefully displayed. It will bring out the child in you! Don't miss it.

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Denver,CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we visit this special museum we see something different! It's a step back in time--very relaxing!! It is great for the whole family. A special place for the children-- tinker bell resides here😁

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Chicago, IL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot believe there is actually an entire building/museum dedicated to these exhibits. Rather poorly done, amateur creations. Most look like something school kids make in second or third grade. Nice building, though.

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was Christamas time, and I stopped here because I thought they would have some Christmas themed displays (they did). I was happy to find that I enjoyed the museum on it's own. It's both historical (with miniatures that date back to the 18th Century) and artistic (with modern creations that display a lot of craftsmanship). It's easy to spend... More 

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