Sandia Park, New Mexico: Tinkertown Team Field Report

Tinkertown Museum

121 Sandia Crest Rd, Sandia Park, NM
I-40 exit 175. Drive north six miles on on Hwy 14. Turn left onto Hwy 536 (toward Sandia Crest). Drive 1.5 miles. Tinkertown will be on the left.
April-Oct. daily 9-5:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $3.75
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Tiny miniatures -- too many to count -- in mechanical motion, the life's work of the late Ross Ward, in a warren of buildings made of bottles and cemented rocks. Also: the pants of a former World's Tallest Man. Report... [08/15/2010]

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Absolutely the coolest place! This man was such a creative genius. Can't wait to stop back in. I don't think you will ever see everything this place has to offer.

[Cathy, 06/22/2019]

Tinkertown miniature scene.


This fellow was staunchly in favor of cocoa puffs, but an unqualified genius (I love this app and this kind of thing is what it does best). Definitely a hoarder, but instead of leaving it in a pile to rust or rot he manages to arrange it in an amusing and enlightening display. He may or may not have been crazy, but you definitely are if you pass this up.

[Rob, 09/28/2012]

Ross Ward's cluttered Tinker world still delivers, long after his death.


Tinkertown Museum

Tinkertown is still going strong -- thankfully. The place is a wonder -- the delighted smiles of children were matched by those of the adults. Bring some quarters for the various machines within.

[MK n Smitty, 08/16/2012]

Tinkertown metal cutout sign.

Tinkertown Museum

Great attraction ~ something to see everywhere you look! Well worth the $3 admission fee ($2.50 for geezers and geezettes). Beautiful drive in the Sandia Mountains.

[Donna Peacher-Hall, 07/20/2010]

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