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. See The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures and all Tucson has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tucson trip itinerary maker site .
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  • The attention to detail was incredible. It was fascinating to see society change through time and geography. You are definitely transported back in time through the exhibits--be sure to get low and ch...  more »
  • So this was to be an hour long event for us that turned into an hour and half, break for lunch and then 2 more hours. There is so much to see in each display from full sized Waterford Crystal that was...  more »
  • Having visited the music museum in Scottsdale I thought this would be just as interesting. Take some time as this place may be small but it packs a great deal of detail, and therefore take the time to...  more »
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  • A fun place to visit to get a break fron the sun! 7yr old and 4 Yr old daughters loved it. They had a ball hunting for the 5 fairies. My husband and I really enjoyed the miniatures. Girls had a lot of fun being creative in the craft room (every Thursday in July).
  • 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.

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