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The Mini-Time Machine, A Museum of Miniatures, Tucson

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
The world becomes smaller as you explore The Mini-Time Machine, A Museum of Miniatures. View a collection of over 275 miniature houses and room boxes, divided up into categories. An adventure through the Enchanted Realm leads you to woodland creatures, dragons, snow villages, and fairy castles. Take a trip to the History Gallery, where you can find antiques including one of the oldest miniature houses in the United States from 1775. Finish up at the Exploring the World gallery, where you'll see miniatures from other cultures like France, Germany, and Japan. The museum offers "touch tours" for visually impaired guests. Please note that flash photography is prohibited. Our Tucson tourist route planner makes visiting The Mini-Time Machine, A Museum of Miniatures and other Tucson attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I love this place and have been there many times. One doll house took 30 years to build. There are huge ones and smaller ones, many with a theme. 
  • My granddaughters, 10-16 want to go here each time they visit. The exhibits are fascinating for adults as well. The miniatures are amazing even if you are not an aficionado of such things. Well worth ...  read more »
  • As a laugh to pass some time a friend and I decided to go... we ended up spending almost 3 hours there!!! Room after room of fantastic miniatures - fantastical, historical and you get lost in the stor...  read more »
  • Wonderful! A delightful museum! A bit expensive to get in but well worth it. A fun museum for all ages! A must see!
  • This was a fun little museum to go to. Went with family on the last day of a trip before dropping them off at the airport. Lots to see and it is structured where you can take a long time in each room or do it quickly focusing on just what is of interest to you. While the noise level can get a bit high with younger kids running around that is merely an indicator of how much fun they are having. As we were walking around I kept thinking how much I wanted one of these miniatures and the gift shop did not disappoint. I am now the proud owner of the smallest violin I have ever seen and it fit perfectly on my desk where I do interviews :)
  • This is truly an incredible museum. There are many different types of museums, but this is the first 'miniature' I have ever been to. What is most surprising is how much thought and care went into the displays. The whole museum genuinely captures a sense of wonder- which I would have thought a hard thing to do for a grown man. I can't recommend this place enough, a must visit of Tucson.
  • Loved this place! Spent hours here, enjoyed it so much, took hundred pics! Beautiful houses, minatures, mind blowing how they could build these! Worth a whole day to visit have lunch and return!
  • Not really a fan of this hobby. Older people seemed to love it. It is just not very interesting to me. The layout is good and the attention to detail is present, but overall for my interest it just doesn't work.
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