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Tinkertown Museum

121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
+1 505-281-5233
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It's really hard to describe this place, as you simply must see it to believe it! It is truly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teresa G
Alamosa, Colorado
Unique and special place

I'm not sure I can say anything more about this place that hasn't already been said in reviews -I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sheridan, Wyoming
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A "museum" built out of concrete and 55,000 bottles that houses 20,000 handcarved miniatures.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM 87047-2415
+1 505-281-5233
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank lifelongtraveler2015
Reviewed 11 November 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
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was my second visit. I brought my family this time and they loved it too. Such a great mix of things to see. Incredible hand carved dioramas with moving parts. Big gift shop. Great little stop.

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

For something odd and fun to do, go here. A conversation starter for sure! You have to see it for yourself!

Thank chemie71
Reviewed 6 November 2017

If you like to find unusual places that are not highly publicized and not crowded, the Tinkertown Museum is definitely a place to visit. It's easy to find on Sandia Crest Road and has an exceedingly low admission cost. The collection is amazing and well...More

Thank Zell
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Half way up a mountain on the way to Sandia Peak in the middle of no where .We were advised to go just for the experience.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Suppose to close for season end of October but nice weather might keep it open, call. So much to look at. Wonderful for all ages. Quirky collection of handcarved old wooden towns, carnival oddities & old everything. Spend an hour or more walking through this...More

Thank CHQ4386
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This maze of buildings showcase Ross Ward's miniature wood carvings set in detailed dioramas. Reasonable admission for fun and nostalgia. Less a museum than folk art. We spent over an hour in amazement. Bring quarters for musical events along the way. Only restroom was an...More

Thank Feenixwest
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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
Rachel S
18 June 2017|
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
Dollie T
2 June 2015|
Response from ksurene | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it but not sure. Not much room for animals it is a small place!