Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Farmington Hills

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Old & new coin-operated games & mechanical oddities buzz & whirr in packed museum where guests nibble popcorn, pizza & hot dogs

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Promotional value expires May 2, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required for birthday party option; subject to availability. Extra $7 fee for additional children. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Playing an arcade game is the most fun a person can have with a quarter, aside from attempting to rip it in two to impress job interviewers or giving George Washington a tiny makeover. Keep quarters intact with today’s Groupon.

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$7 for an arcade outing for two (a $15 value)

  • $3 in quarters per person
  • Two popcorns (a $6 value)
  • Two sodas (a $3 value)<p>

$35 for a birthday party for up to 10 (a $70 value) * $3 in quarters per guest * One hot dog or slice of pizza per guest * One soft drink per guest<p>

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Marvin Yagoda, the owner of Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, has amassed mechanical oddities and coin-operated machines since 1960 and regularly updates his collection of curiosities with new additions. A champion of all things outlandish, Marvin ensures that no nook or cranny in the 5,000-square-foot space remains unembellished with treasures such as P.T. Barnum's famous Cardiff Giant, as featured in RoadsideAmerica.com, or the AutoWed, America's first and only coin-operated wedding-ring dispenser for on-the-fly unions, replete with wedding music and an AutoDivorce voucher. Rafters atop 40-foot ceilings anchor low-flying model planes, and walls cloak themselves in vintage photos and pictures. Modern machines mingle with antique contraptions, whose old-timey noises and quaint images whisk visitors away to days of yore as effectively as a coal-powered wormhole.

A concession stand ensures that players remain sated and hydrated, and a prize shop enables guests to trade in their hard-earned game tickets for rewards such as figurines, toys, and yacht cruises with the Pac-Man family. To share its quarter-munching contraptions with as many visitors as possible, the museum remains open 365 days a year.

Customer Reviews

This place is wonderful!!
Barbara T. · September 27, 2013
We had a great time! It was nice having Marvin, the owner himself, there to chat with us and point out some of his favorites. He generously used ''his'' quarters to show patrons many of the mechanical devices. There is something there to enjoy for all ages.
Emily G. · May 2, 2013
Fun place, will go back soon.
Daniel J. · April 26, 2013

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