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Marvins Marvelous Mechanical Museum Farmington Hills

Where is it at?

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Marvins Marvelous Mechanical Museum
31005 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills
MI
48334
Tel: 248 626 5020

Directions

Marvin's weird and wonderful items can be found on the corner of Orchard Lake Road and 14 Mile Road in the lovely Farmington Hills.

If you are coming from the I-696, take Orchard Lake Rd exit north for 2 miles. They are jus ton the west side of the road across from the Best Buy.

Just drive right underneath the clock sign!

Where are we going today?

If you love the weird and wonderful, then this place might just be for you!

The brilliantly named Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (try saying that fast 5 times!) is a unique and quirky museum set up by just one man - Marvin.

It features Marvin's personal collection of coin operated machines, as well as lots more really fun and curious items.

He has cool vintage and mechanical games from all over the world.  Maybe your parents will recognize some!

Amusing items such as a classic tic tac toe chicken (we know!) and a great collection of maintained pinball machines will interest and fascinate you.

Some of the items are incredibly rare (so be careful!), and some were built specifically for the museum.  

You can actually play the coin operated games too!

There are so many items to see, you might have to make a few trips!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsJust however much you want to spend on coin operated machines!
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Mon & Thur 10am - 9pm / Fri & sat 10am - 11pm / Sunday 11am - 9pm

I'm Hungry!

You're in San Jose! There are plenty of things to grab before or after your visit to Marvin! .

Any Top Tips?

Don't forget your pocket money - you will be needing it!.

Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to see what accessibility there is for you! .

Can I get one of those?

Only if you are as weird and wonderful as Marvin! You can buy fun t-shirts, caps and DVDs. .

More information

If you want your birthday party here, Marvin has packages available so just give him a call or have a chat with him when you're in enjoying his store!.

What people are saying?

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    This place seriously strange, but in a good way. The games you play aren't like anything you have ever seen. They had a Spanish Inquisition game! Some of these date back to the late 1800's. It's a fun outing and you definitely have go at least once.

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    I've been going to Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum since he only had a little section in Tally Hall (I think that was back in the mid 1980's. Now that I'm older and have children of my own, I bring them to his huge museum now (It's at the same location as the old Tally Hall was). I still love it as much as my kids do. There are so many cool things there. Don't tell my kids, but I even stop by without them if I'm in the area, just to look around. :) From robots to arcade games, from a musical machine to other oddities. I'd only suggest Marvin's...Read More

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    Lots of old novelty and some new machines in a small space. If you travel here its in the middle of large strip mall. Drive under the large colorful sign and right up to the front door. Its tucked in behind a restaurant. It was neat to see but I don't think I will go again. I think if you budget an hour you will see everything, so just throw in $20 when you get there and you should be all set. Don't forget some of the amusements give you tickets to cash in for the kids to redeem for trinkets at the counter so collect and cash them in. Its pretty...Read More

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    Its nice good for little kids. Definitely a museum more than arcade. The children that were there were very full of glee and seem to be have a lot of fun

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    I went once, it was pretty entertaining.

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by John Pullum

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I've been going to Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum since he only had a little section in Tally Hall (I think that was back in the mid 1980's. Now that I'm older and have children of my own, I bring them to his huge museum now (It's at the same location as the old Tally Hall was). I still love it as much as my kids do. There are so many cool things there. Don't tell my kids, but I even stop by without them if I'm in the area, just to look around. :) From robots to arcade games, from a musical machine to other oddities. I'd only suggest Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum for people ages 1 to 123 years old. Your grandparents will even find something there that they'll get a kick out of. If you've been there before, you'll probably still find something new. He is always adding things. It's worth the trip. There is no charge to get in. You can walk around and check it all out for free or put some quarters in and make some of the games or other oddities work.

by Cowboy Wong

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Lots of old novelty and some new machines in a small space. If you travel here its in the middle of large strip mall. Drive under the large colorful sign and right up to the front door. Its tucked in behind a restaurant. It was neat to see but I don't think I will go again. I think if you budget an hour you will see everything, so just throw in $20 when you get there and you should be all set. Don't forget some of the amusements give you tickets to cash in for the kids to redeem for trinkets at the counter so collect and cash them in. Its pretty close quarters so I would keep an eye on the kiddies they could get banged up if they are not careful.

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