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The Mini-Time Machine, A Museum of Miniatures, Tucson
(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've always loved miniatures,so when I read about the museum, I thought I'd give it a try. I loved the museum from start to finish. I honestly thought we'd be finished quickly,but much to my surprise,...  more »
  • Two words....Pete Acquisto....Master Miniature Silversmith. Mr. Acquisto is truly a one of a kind Master at making miniature sterling silver replicas of famous other Silversmiths.....such a Paul Rever...  more »
  • Being at the time of my life when glasses are needed, having to focus on miniature designs, didn't seem like a lot of fun. I was wrong, it was a lot of fun. Just imagine such talented people bringing ...  more »
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  • This is my favorite place in all of Tucson. As other reviews state, the craftsmanship and presentation of these pieces of art is very impressive. It is cool with or without children! I am a huge fan of their miniature gifts! Let's also take a moment to appreciate the signage of their offices..
  • 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 was a fun museum. Enjoyed the craftsmanship and the interesting history and culture. Thought the Christmas section would have been cooler if they built a mini town under the glass floor. Can see taking out of town family to see the museum when visiting. I may have had the most fun with the big door in the entrance.
  • Wonderful collection of miniature works of art. So much little detail....it's amazing.