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Tinkertown Museum, Sandia Park

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“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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  • For decades I've passed Tinkertown on my way to the Sandia Crest without knowing what a treasure it is. We took our grandson and had a delightful morning viewing a crazy collection of toys, memorabili...  more »
  • We stopped at the Tinkertown Museum while traveling the Turquoise Trail. It was very eclectic with so many different items to look at around each turn. One man's hobby easily turned into a roadside at...  more »
  • We've been here previously, but had to come back! The late Ross Ward made elaborate dioramas of the Old West and the circus that will astound you. There is also a sailboat that went around the world a...  more »
  • Loved our experience here! This man was incredibly talented and eccentric man. The people were very friendly and every room was interesting and incredible!
  • Great place to visit. The people are friendly. A lot of neat things to see. Great story of the gentleman that started the place.
  • This place is pure gold if you appreciate old eclectic things, not super bog, but a fun stop for any family, good sized goft shop, cheap entry fee, lots of stuff to look at
  • Love Tinkertown! It was magical when I was a kid and it is just as magical now as an adult and I bring my own kids. It's really the best kind of kitschy Americana, with intricate miniatures, many of which are animated. It's worth a drive out to the mountains for locals and visitors alike.
  • Very cool. Love all of the miniatures. All the carvings are cool. This is a must.