Farmington Hills, Michigan: Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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Address:
31005 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI
Directions:
I-696 Orchard Lake Rd exit. Two miles north, on the left side, just South of 14 Mile Rd, in the shopping plaza next to the Borders and behind the California Pizza Kitchen.
Hours:
M-Th 10-9, F-Sa 10-11, Su 11-9 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
248-626-5020
Admission:
Free to look.
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

An uber-arcade and curiosity museum, packed to bursting with fun time-wasters, including P.T. Barnum's fake version of the already-fake Cardiff Giant.

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Musical Ferris Wheel for kids.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

My entire family loved this museum. There are definitely attractions that will entertain everyone, as well as tons of kitschy decor. Marvin's is one of my favorite finds ever. It was so much fun.

[Traci Rowlett, 03/22/2021]
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Old and new video games and carnival coin machines. Still going strong. A few machines ate our quarters, and the snack bar usually has a line (You might have to worm your way into getting one of the few tables), but it's definitely worth a stop!

[Donna, 02/24/2013]

Marvin's entrance sign.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Marvin's really gives you a bang for your roadside buck. A lot of games, models, signs and memorabilia -- that I would make a detour to see individually -- are amassed in one place. It's tucked behind a nondescript mall, but don't be fooled by the bland exterior. Get $20 worth of quarters and immerse yourself in the weird, the wacky and the fun!

[J Nichols, 08/05/2011]

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