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Tinkertown Museum

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Tinkertown is open daily from April 1 to November 1 & located on the Turquoise Trail on the road to Sandia Crest.

Tinkertown Museum is a folk art museum created over 40 years ago by the late Ross Ward (1940-2002), His miniature wood-carved figures are showcased in Tinkertown Museum including a 1880's miniature animated western town & three-ring circus.

What was once a four-room summer cabin has been transformed into a 22-room legacy showcasing the genius of one man's life work. The construction utilizes over 50,000 glass bottles & other available recycled materials to display animated miniature western town, circus, saddle show & much more.

  • AAA Discount: Yes
  • Admission: Yes
  • Credit Cards: Accepted
  • Days Open: Mon-Sun: April - Nov.
  • Hours of Operation: 9-6
  • Miles to Airport: 25.00
  • Motorcoach/RV Parking: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Limited

  • Recurrence: Recurring on the 2nd Sunday of May
  • Location: Tinkertown Museum
  • 121 Sandia Crest Rd., Sandia Park, NM 87047
  • Phone: 505-281-5233
  • Admission: Mothers are free

Moms get in free annually at Tinkertown Museum on Mother's Day when they are accompanied by a paying child! Bring the whole family for a day of quirky, hands-on fun. Admission prices (subject t...