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Tinkertown Museum

121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
+1 505-281-5233
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An interesting small museum!

While driving East we saw an advertisement about this place and thought that this just might be... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
AZboyinWI
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Madison, Wisconsin
very interesting

Was hesitant at first but once you get there, your amazed by everything! Young and old will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tina Y
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Monument, Colorado
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A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ross ward” (35 reviews)
“turquoise trail” (37 reviews)
“glass bottles” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
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+1 505-281-5233
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"ross ward"
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"turquoise trail"
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"glass bottles"
in 14 reviews
"watching tv"
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"hand carved"
in 9 reviews
"bring quarters"
in 7 reviews
"porta potty"
in 9 reviews
"miniature scenes"
in 5 reviews
"sandia crest"
in 17 reviews
"gift shop"
in 25 reviews
"all ages"
in 19 reviews
"license plates"
in 3 reviews
"wood carvings"
in 4 reviews
"labor of love"
in 3 reviews
"fortune teller"
in 11 reviews
"old west"
in 10 reviews
"roadside attraction"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

While driving East we saw an advertisement about this place and thought that this just might be something to see. I am happy that we decided to stop here! We arrived late in the day (too late for entry that day but were recommended by...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was hesitant at first but once you get there, your amazed by everything! Young and old will appreciate the sites and the things put together. Extremely affordable, just take some quarters because there are some old machines that you can activate.

Thank Tina Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The "museum" is small but totally worth the trip. It was quite a surprise and the entrance is only 2.50 per person. I don't want to say much about it as we did not know what to expect and it seems best to visit this...More

Thank Brandon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a unique place. It is probably more of a place for kids (we are in our 50's and it didn't appeal to us). It would have been better if someone would have given us a little history on the place.

Thank SEBWLO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had read about this place but writing about it cannot do it justice. The widow of the woodcarver ,who did everything by hand and worked as a painter in a circus ,runs this small exceptional museum. Sadly he got dementia at age 59 and passed...More

Thank maapar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so glad I stumbled across this gem of a place when doing last minute research about the turquoise trail. Imagining the mind of the creator is half the fun and intrigue—if you’re the type who loves art, quirkiness, and obscure antiques (such as a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband has seen pictures of this place and wanted to stop. It was amazing. This man had a great talent. If you are in the area, it is worth the trip. Would recommend this place to everyone.

Thank twamiller4
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Unique, quirky, fun trip for tourists - well worthwhile. You won't see anything else like it. Highly recommended for those with a sense of fun, oddities, and quirky hobbies.

Thank sidekickadventurer
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I have heard about Tinker Town for years but I had never been there. I went today and it was amazing to see all the carvings that were done by the owners late husband. He passed in 2002 and his wife still is there daily...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This is an amazing little museum of oddities! It's largely the creation of one man, but includes collected items, antique vending machines, and other items created by hobbyists. Too much information for such a limited amount of space. If it weren't for the fact that...More

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LindseyNicole86
14 August 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
18 June 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
2 June 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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