8/11/22 - WCSG Travelin' Together Series - Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

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A unique interactive museum offers a huge collection of coin-operated animatronics and other oddities.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum, located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is devoted to a huge collection of coin-operated animatronic dummies, mechanical games and other oddities.

Most of the machines still function, so visitors are encouraged to bring change.

Marvin's is open 365 days a year and located at: 31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hill, Michigan.

The museum's founder, Marvin Yagoda, had been collecting the items that populate the 5,500-square-foot museum for over 60 years.          He graduated from University of Michigan as a pharmacist taking over his fathers store Sam's Drugs in Detroit. Yagoda was a recognized expert in the field of mechanical and electrical game apparatus; he has been involved in appraisal of such items for the television series American Pickers.

There is free admission to the interactive museum.

 The museum has over 1,000 electric outlets, 40 foot ceilings and 5,500 square feet of floor space containing an array of  new and vintage mechanical devices and oddities.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum is listed in the World Almanac as one of the 100 most unusual museums.  Some of the machines are custom made just for Marvelous Marvin’s, and can not be seen in operation anywhere else in the world."

You can find more information on their website: marvin3m.com




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