Tinkertown Museum, Sandia Park

4.6
“The fantastic, funky Tinkertown Museum is an enchanted assortment of miniature, animated Western scenes…The giftshop alone is worth the visit.” - Sunset Magazine
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  • It's really hard to describe this place, as you simply must see it to believe it! It is truly amazing that 1 man did all that! Definitely worth a visit & admission was very reasonabe. Great for all ag...  more »
  • I'm not sure I can say anything more about this place that hasn't already been said in reviews -I enjoyed my visit here very much and spent nearly two hours here! This is a lovely area of New Mexico, ...  more »
  • Amazing feat of constructing lifelike scenes in miniature. Amusing and well worth a visit. Must take 8yo grandson next visit.  more »
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  • Unexpected deep, with details which the right sort of person could be absorbed by for ages. We stayed for just over an hour, and I know there was plenty we missed. A testament to one man's creativity and genius.
  • I just love this little gem, I love everything about it. It's in the beautiful Cibola National Forest (note it does close at the end of October ) seated off the side of the road. It's a classic, old-time setup like no place I've ever been. There is something to see in every direction and that's before you even get inside. There are also always many hummingbirds and friendly cats wandering about. Spend some time outside before you head in. The staff are amazing and sweet and the price is unbelievably low. The inside is unique and twists and turns all over with again, more to see in every direction. There is a lot of dedication and love that has gone in to building this place. Don't go in expecting pristine and new technology, don't expect everything to be perfect. The age and the mechanical nature of everything is what adds wonder to this place. I won't share a lot of details because I think it's a good idea to just go and be surprised. Don't forget to stop in their gift shop, lots of unique things to browse and local information.
  • This place was so cool! Full of a lot of neat and unusual items. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend that you stop. You won’t regret it.
  • One of my favorite spots in NM. A hidden gem on the side of the road, halfway up Sandia mountain, in Edgewood. It is open from the end of March through the end of October every year and is one of the mlst consistently fin things to do for under $5 in the state. I try to male it there at least once a season. It was the old home and workshop of a local artist amd now it is a museum/ oddball collection of a beautiful mind. There is circus memorabilia, old-time coin-operated nickelodeons, some truly amazing bottle-walls, and even the driest-docked boat you'll likely ever encounter. A great way for a family to spend the day, or a dreamer or two to go and find inspiration! Do yourself a favor and make the trip as soon as you can!
  • Loved walking through...my grandkids loved it & the 2 cats that were following us around
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