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Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

31005 Orchard Lake Road

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Open Since 1990, Marvin has been collecting vintage coin-operated machines since 1960. He constantly adds more, packing things tighter, shifting around games and kid rides.

It is listed in the World Almanac's 100 Most Unusual Museums in the U.S.


Nicole Gonzalez

Saturday, July 7, 2018
RIP Marvin. The place was much cleaner and a little less cluttered at our most recent visit. If you like the odd and unusual, then this place is for you. Pinball machines, old and unique coin-operated automatons and really cool fortune-telling machines. We don't care for the ticket games, but they have those, too. You can get lost in there just looking all around at his collection of unique stuff.

Joe Scott

Saturday, May 19, 2018
If you love oddities, family fun or just a general geek, this place is a must. Most machines are between 25 to 50 cents but are the most unique "games" and mechanical displays ever shown under one roof. My 4 person family spent hours and hours here on 20 dollars. We just happened to find this place during a family trip and will NEVER forget it. If you get a chance to come and have never come this place is a must. It is a gem among today's entertainment industry and truly hope it continues for generations. Thank you to Marvin and now his family for keeping this place alive!!! This visit was the only thing my 6 year old remembered for a week vacation. Priceless.

Jon-Paul Prudente

Monday, July 9, 2018
I've been going here for almost 20 years. I moved away but make sure to stop in when I'm in town. Split evenly among ticket winning games, modern arcade cabinets/pinball, and the more experiential mechanical displays which consist of a puppet show or mechanically animated scene or test your grip, etc. A few modern mechanical scenes are a nice addition as well as the Japanese rhythm games to round it out. $20 goes pretty far.

Drew Colpurs

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Strongly recommended place to visit. There's always something new you didn't notice before. There are so many machines that they have to rotate them. This is also its own downfall. Be very wary of unmarked broken machines. There are so many machines that the staff cannot keep track of which ones work or don't. It's also very packed with contraptions, so go on a day when there isn't a big crowd. It's more fun to walk around and the machines are more likely to work.

J Groat

Monday, April 30, 2018
It's good to see this place from my childhood is still going strong. They have recently added a new iron maiden pinball machine, which is worth checking out if you like Eddie and pinball. The mechanical museum aspect though is what's really fun to see still around. Not too many silly "bowling alley" arcade machines which is nice. All in all a great standby in a time of declining arcade interest.

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