Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Local Tourist -- Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Yesterday, the family (as many as were home and awake, and Nathanael's MLS classmate, Sam Bumhoffer) went to Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum in West Bloomfield.  It is a combination of an arcade and of absolutely bizarre, old, and sometimes freaky arcade or carnival games.  There are all kinds of memorabilia from carnival or circus advertisements hanging on the walls or from the ceiling.

Want to play tic-tac-toe against a chicken?  This is the place for you.

Want to watch a diorama of the Spanish Inquisition?  They've got that too.

They even have the electric chair from Sing Sing Prison.  How they got that, I have no idea.  By the way, it is only a display, not a ride.

Or you can settle for the nostalgic, but normal, Donkey Kong, Centipede, Dance Dance Revolution, skeeball, or about ten pinball machines.  Whatever the case, bring a LOT of quarters.  And take time to look at all the stuff.  There's a lot packed into a little space.  A few photos:

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum is located at a strip mall, tucked away behind most stores.
If you go, drive under this sign to the parking lot.  Marvin's Museum is at the awning in the distance.