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The Mini-Time Machine Tucson

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The Mini-Time Machine
4455 E Camp Lowell
Tucson
AZ
85712
Tel: 520.881.0606

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The Mini-Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is state-of-the-art display of entertaining and interactive array of antique and contemporary miniatures as well as enchanting artifacts.
The museum styles itself as a miniature time machine, by which the visitor sets off on a self-guided tour through different lands and times both real and imagined. Over 275 miniature houses, room boxes and enchanting collectibles are part of the extraordinary collection in this educational and magical environment, appealing to visitors of all ages, interests and talents.

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    Visited in June of 2014 and was delighted with the displays, of which number into the hundreds with thousands of miniatures of all types. Everyone from the youngster to the grandparent should find something of interest, as the displays cover Ghost, Witches, Christmas, history, culture, architecture, cartoons, and a host of other times, places, people, animals, and events. SeniorCitizenLocalWeb has more information on this place, including I-10 exit to the door directions and GPS.

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    Fantastic miniatures museum!
    Highly recommended!

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    It is a great place to visit. So many different miniatures. It was cool to see.

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    A great collection of miniature worlds and craftsmanship. Perfect for old and young alike to see.

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by Bill McElroy

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Visited in June of 2014 and was delighted with the displays, of which number into the hundreds with thousands of miniatures of all types. Everyone from the youngster to the grandparent should find something of interest, as the displays cover Ghost, Witches, Christmas, history, culture, architecture, cartoons, and a host of other times, places, people, animals, and events. SeniorCitizenLocalWeb has more information on this place, including I-10 exit to the door directions and GPS.

Plan on spending from one to three hours, and if you can, take the free guided tour when available. You may take pictures, non-flash only. You should watch and control your children as no horseplay or running is allowed, and although very young children will enjoy the displays, there are so many that some children may become bored.
There is plenty of free parking, and the entry fee is within reason and within most people's entertainment budget.

One potential item to watch for is the entry to the museum, the road is somewhat rural and the entry as one is heading east is on the left and easy to miss.

by John Doe

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Great place. However if they want to call themselves a true miniature museum they need to devote space to displaying some of the amazing miniature works from prison inmates (who have been creating in this medium for quite some time) or those who miniaturize infamous crime scenes. This museum entirely ignores these facets. It would be like going to a natural history museum and seeing only cute little herbivores in fields of flowers with sunshine and rainbow backdrop and not incorporating the T-Rex's and Velociraptors that were equally as valid.

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