Monday, 8 July 2013

METRO DETROIT: Strange and Peculiar

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So before I revelled in the delights of the root beer float on July 4th, we visited a place considered the home of strange curiosities, oddities and the peculiar - Marvin's Marvellous Mechanic Museum in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Actually listed as one of the 100 most unusual museums in the USA Marvin's is home to over 300 vintage coin operated machines from the 1900's to today's more computerised gaming machines. There's fortune telling machines, magic machines, pin ball machines to 1920's show banners and neon signs. It's even home to a couple of old machines originating from London and Brighton pier.

While it may be a museum, it's certainly hands on and you can play and operate all the machines, perfect way to waste an hour or two and a tonne of quarters.

Fancy a play yourself?

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum 
31005 Orchard Lake Road,
Farmington Hills, MI

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