Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Open Since 1990, Marvin has been collecting vintage coin-operated machines since 1960. He constantly adds more, packing things tighter, shifting around games and kid rides.
It is listed in the World Almanac's 100 Most Unusual Museums in the U.S.
Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum needs to be experienced at least once by everyone who lives in the Metro Detroit area. It may not be as good as it was in it's heyday (now focusing more on redemption games than arcade games), but they still have a overwhelming variety of games and attractions both past and present that would take you through over a century of arcade games and amusements. Great for kids and adults alike, there's literally something for everyone here. Sad Marvin has passed on, but I hope that his legacy can continue for generations to come.
My parents took me here and now I take my kids here and the smiles and fun are still the same! It's very cozy, but every nook and cranny are chalk full of old amusement and retro games. They also have a small snack bar with basic food and drink items. Definitely a must see for families and a good date night as well.
My teenage sons loved this place. We went for the first time today, and spent two hours there. It's free to get in, then you spend quarters on video games, pinball machines, and other various odd attractions. We brought our own quarters but there are change machines there as well. Lots of memorabilia on the walls and ceiling to marvel at. It was definitely worth the hour drive from East Lansing.
Aaron off grid
Pretty cool place. Tons of old games, a few new ones. Purchased a groupon for my first visit here, was a great deal. Tons of memorabilia all over the walls and ceiling. Oldest game I seen was from 1904, so over 113 years old... Pretty cool. It's a small place, but it's jam packed with stuff. A lot to see and do here for a reasonable price. Spent about $10 and was here for almost three hours.
Such a cool place to see, whether it's date night or taking your kids out. Very bizarre and wacky old machines that seem like they're out of a movie. Highly recommend and will definitely come back!