Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, Farmington

4.3
#29 of 137 in Museums in Michigan
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum is located in Farmington. Plan your visit to Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Farmington itinerary planner.
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  • Interesting and fun place to visit! Blast to go hang with a friend. All kinds of things to explore and play with. Fun for a family, buddies or a loved one. I really enjoyed my visit and would recommen...  more »
  • This place is kind of hard to miss, it is in a strip mall and towards the back. First impression was jammed packed. It was hard to move around, everywhere you turned you were hit with people or games....  more »
  • Marvelous place for families, couples, kids... to play together and smile! They have even had weddings there! Likewise, it is a fascinating journey through time to savor the enormous collection of old...  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. :(

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