Tinkertown Museum, Sandia Park

4.6
Open seasonally from April 1 to November 1, closed for the winter. Please visit website for more information and pricing. With our international travel planner, Sandia Park attractions like Tinkertown Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Tinkertown Museum
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Tinkertown Museum Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
355 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • But is now so run down if is sad. If you like a dead mouse/mouse pee creepy carnival kind of experience this is the place for you!  more »
  • We went to this quaint little museum for my son's birthday. And to the Sandia Crest. Really cool. So much to see and souvenirs aren't expensive either.  more »
  • A fantastic whimsical museum near the Sandia Park Tramway (if you’re going there, go here). A great collection of colorful items and collections created/accumulated by Ross Ward over his lifetime...  more »
Google
  • Very interesting and lots of neat items. Teaches history and other interesting facts. Nice family owned and great prices in the gift shop. Worth going to and exploring. 51000+ bottles used in building walls. You will find so many interested things you can't see it all.
  • This place is absolutely amazing. I will say there is so much to see unless you give yourself about 4 hours you will never see everything and even then you might have to visit a few times to see everything. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see what amazing craftsmanship of a true missing trade. Prices to get in are completely reasonable. I will only include a few photos as I took well over 250.
  • If you’re into folk art, story telling, or strange Americans this is a must see. Lots of fun for kids too, but definitely not JUST for kids. The drive up into the mountains is nice too.
  • This place is a mountain treasure. Your kids will love it. Fun for adults too! Bring some extra quarters for some cool mechanical fun and to get your fortune. ;) It's taken many many years to perfect this place so take your time going through it. Lots to see and the history will educate you and allow you to leave feeling happy and fulfilled. My daughter loves it as we go at least once a year. You're never too old!! Spend a couple bucks in the gift shop. Lots of unique items and friendly staff.
  • Funky, fun spot with something for the whole family! Worth the drive if you are in New Mexico. The place has great history and great folks running it. I can guarantee Tinkertown is a place like no other!

Plan your trip to Sandia Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Sandia Park

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Sandia Park

3.1
Duration: 2 hours
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Plans to Tinkertown Museum by other users

8 days in Albuquerque, Santa Fe & Taos BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in United States BY A USER FROM IRELAND April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 3 days in Madrid BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: September, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, hidden gems Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 18 days in United States BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans