$7 for an Individual Adult Season Membership to Tinkertown Museum in Sandia Park ($15 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • One-of-a-kind exhibits
  • Hand-carved animated circus
  • 35-foot antique sailboat
  • Walls made of 50,000 bottles

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 10/31/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Tax included. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

George Washington unknowingly invented recycling when his army crossed the Delaware on discarded tubs, trash-can lids, and inflatable sombreros. Delight in our founding father's ideals with today's Groupon: for $7, you get an individual adult season membership to Tinkertown Museum in Sandia Park ($15 value). Tinkertown Museum's season runs from April 1 to October 31.

Open since 1983, Tinkertown Museum is artist Ross Ward’s shrine to the sublimely kooky world of folk, found, and recycled art. Membership to Tinkertown is like a secret handshake because it comes with unlimited entry during the year and 10% off in the gift shop. The smile-inducing exhibits are one-of-a-kind spectacles made or found by Ward over four decades. One sure-fire track-stopper is the collection of animated miniature wooden carvings, including a Wild West town and a three-ring circus. The museum’s 35-foot antique sailboat, which has traveled around the globe, is also on display to welcome chantey choirs of all vocal ranges. Esmerelda, the coin-operated fortune teller, and Otto, a one-man band, offer an old-timey dollop of entertainment and a safe hiding place for gold doubloons.

The museum’s exterior embellishments generate as many "oohs" and "ahhs" as the exhibits inside. More than 50,000 glass bottles adorn the walls, and frontier-era artifacts, such as wagon wheels, storefronts, horseshoes, and rickets, prepare visitors for the wacky wonders within.

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.