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Tinkertown Museum

121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
+1 505-281-5233
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Tinkertown museum

Fun visit with 2 9 yr olds. Unbelievable amount of “stuff”, hand carved figures and circus... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marion A
,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Amazing labour of love

What an amazing museum.... we happened to stop in and have a look on our way home from Sandia Crest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TravelChickSA
,
Adelaide, SA
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A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ross ward” (31 reviews)
“turquoise trail” (34 reviews)
“glass bottles” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
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+1 505-281-5233
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"miniature scenes"
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"license plates"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun visit with 2 9 yr olds. Unbelievable amount of “stuff”, hand carved figures and circus memorabilia, old fortune telling machines, too much to itemize. The kids got scavenger hunt forms and enjoyed finding listed items. Quirky gift shop. Very reasonable prices. No food except...More

Thank Marion A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing museum.... we happened to stop in and have a look on our way home from Sandia Crest Cafe... and it turned out to be the highlight of the day. What an amazing labour of love by Ross over 40 years. Fascinating reflection...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tinkertown was one of my favorite stops on our trip. This place is amazing and the people there are so kind and friendly. The museum is unreal. The amount of collectibles are out of this world. I’m coming back!!

Thank JenL198
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this museum to everyone. Even if they are only dreaming of visiting NM, I describe this one-of-a-kind place to them. It is second only to White Sands on my list of MUST Dos in NM. I am an annual visitor and have been...More

Thank femmechaude
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tinkertown was recommended to us by Ronnie Garcia and Betty Martinez. We had an ABSOLUTE BLAST!! It’s best enjoyed by adults, but the little kids enjoyed much of it too. It would be impossible to choose my favorite display. But the Leeward Hall was spectacular!...More

Thank Deborahh1953
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a crazy and interesting place. If you are in the area, you should really see it. You could spend hours, but cheap enough if you even only have an hour. Interesting gift shop also.

Thank Ghostpedal
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

It's really hard to describe this place, as you simply must see it to believe it! It is truly amazing that 1 man did all that! Definitely worth a visit & admission was very reasonabe. Great for all ages (except maybe not for very young...More

Thank Teresa G
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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

I'm not sure I can say anything more about this place that hasn't already been said in reviews -I enjoyed my visit here very much and spent nearly two hours here! This is a lovely area of New Mexico, very forested. I visited Tinkertown on...More

Thank misty_bee_Wyo
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Amazing feat of constructing lifelike scenes in miniature. Amusing and well worth a visit. Must take 8yo grandson next visit.

Thank lifelongtraveler2015
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This is a decades-in-the-making project of a man obsessed with collecting junk - it sounds like the kind of thing you could easily pass up, but don't - it's really quite interesting and amazing - quirky, yes, but well worth a visit. Whether day-of-the-dead skeletons,...More

Thank T9-Orca
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LindseyNicole86
August 14, 2017|
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no place to eat at tinkertown. However it's just a bit over a mile back to the Turquoise Trail Hwy 14. There are several places to eat there. If you want a picnic, I suggest you buy some food at the Triangle... More
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Rachel S
June 18, 2017|
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Response from Martha A | Reviewed this property |
Dogs that are well-behaved and on-leash are permitted on the Museum grounds. No dogs are permitted in the Museum except for Service Animals as provided in state and federal regulations. Dogs whose sole function is to provide... More
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Dollie T
June 2, 2015|
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Response from ksurene | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it but not sure. Not much room for animals it is a small place!
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