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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, Tucson

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The world becomes smaller as you explore The Mini Time Machine 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 Museum of Miniatures and other Tucson attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is the place to go for miniatures. Very detailed work on display, and the doll houses were very interesting. My only suggestion is that they have more animation in their displays  more »
  • This is a very special treasure in Tucson. It has over a hundred miniature houses & scenes. It is fascinating to observe all the fine details. Just because I say miniature doesn't mean that men won't ...  more »
  • A surprisingly interesting boutique museum that we stumbled on during our recent visit to Tuscon. Provides an interesting history and illustration of miniatures/doll houses. Will keep young and old en...  more »
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  • I love The Mini time Machine! They currently have a special price for the summer membership. Its a great place to visit and get inspired.
  • Pretty amazing collection, and a fun place to bring kids. They even have a craft monthly for kids and parents to enjoy. Patient docents and staff, and a wonderful place to spend a couple hours just looking at such interesting creations. I marveled at the creativity and meticulous detail that is involved in each piece. A great treasure in Tucson.
  • Great family museum. Perfect for small children, who will be amazed at the city under the glass floor. Very interesting for adults, with a large number of elegant and well-crafted Victorian doll houses. We bought a season pass for our kids and love to take them and the grandkids here each time we visit them.
  • This was an awesome family outing. We had an 87 year old with orthopedic challenges and a busy five year-old. Amazing collections beautifully staged with background narratives.
  • Not only are the miniatures beautiful, but the history behind each piece is amazing! Highly recommend a visit. Everyone will enjoy it.