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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, Farmington

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#27 of 135 in Museums in Michigan
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  • Unique place, a lot of dime and quarter games all inflated in costs. Doubt I will return. I feel don't waste the time to go. Maybe if you are a pinball gamer you might go, but the days of three, 5 bal...  more »
  • This has all the old favorites going way back plus a couple of modern games. You can win tickets, there is a snack bar, you can have your birthday party there so it trys to include the elements of Dav...  more »
  • This place is like going to the fair. Coin operated machines and games that keep you either giggling or engrossed. It is well worth the coins for the vintage toy experience.  more »
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  • This place is fantastic!!! Reading some of the reviews where people complain about everything being "old" kind of cracks me up. It's a museum. That's kind of the point. Almost every time I go, I see Marvin himself roaming around, handing out quarters to people. Sometimes he'll just pop a quarter into a machine you're standing next to so you can see what it does. It's full of things that are fun, bizarre, and interesting. There's also a prize counter if you want to play ticket-winning games. I think there's something for everyone here, and it's definitely worth checking out!
  • It's hard to know how to rate a place like this. What do you compare it to? Chuck E. Cheese? They don't have a coin-op hobo that throws up at the drop of a quarter. Dave and Buster's? Not quite. All I can say is that the staff is helpful, it's worth stopping by and looking at once and I'll definitely have to go a few more times at least to discover the secrets. Keep looking up while your there.
  • Good place to take the family on a rainy day. Old style arcade with a unique twist. Has something for all ages. Staff was great especially the young woman working the concession stand. Lots of oddities for the adults and ticket games for the kids. They have a nice selection of pinball games and fortune telling booths.
  • Interesting. Not what we expected. It's an arcade of older electronic games, both pinball and video machines, plus more! We assumed we would experience a museum, not working machines. We had fun dropping quarters into slots.
  • RIP Marvin. Dear friend. Through the years this place is going downhill. Good gaming experience,but machines/ games are not maintained well at all. Every other machine has some problem. No gift selection anymore. There is nothing big to select from. :(