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This Enchanting Vintage Arcade In Michigan Will Take You Back In Time

Spend a Saturday roaming through these cool (and sometimes creepy) treasures!

When it's starting to feel like your life is a blur of going to work and always doing the same stuff, you know it's time to try something new. Things to do in Michigan include visiting this one-of-a-kind museum that's really an arcade. 

This arcade full of wonders has been collecting coin-operated machines and games for fifty years! 

You don't have to pay an admission fee to get into the museum, but you are going to need some quarters to take advantage of all of the fun games they have. 

When you enter the building, you might feel like you've entered a totally different world where everything is circus-themed and everything makes some kind of noise. 

It's a totally immersive and interactive experience that will keep you coming back since there's no way you can see all of the weird novelties crammed into this huge space. 

You can make a whole day out of this trip since they have a cafe where you can snack that also provides free WiFi. 

World Almanac included this in a list of 100 weirdest museums in the world. When you see something like a two-headed baby doll that spins, it's easy to see how they got that honor. 

Take a step back in time and experience the slightly terrifying animatronics from old amusement parks and you might forget it's actually 2020. 

It's pretty easy to take a tour of Michigan and seeing everything that takes you back in time. You could visit Mackinac Island, this massive dinosaur garden, or this fairytale castle

This has all of the intrigue of a museum but the arcade fun isn't just something extra. Don't worry about what you'll be doing with all of those tickets because this place lets you pick out prizes just like every other arcade so you can entertain the inner kid. 

You don't need to plan your trip around their schedule because the museum is open 365 days each year. They've only closed for six days total in the 30 years that this museum has been bringing joy to people.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

Price: Free admission

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Address: 31005 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI

Why You Need To Go: This unique place is a great way to lose track of the hours on a weekend with some friends.