Short and sweet…what does one do when they are bored in Albuquerque? You go to Tinkertown!!! Set up in the hills of the Sandia Mountains, there lies a place of magic and wonder…it’s called Tinkertown. In the 1960’s, Ross Ward started a museum based off his hobby, wood carving. He created elaborate handmade dioramas of Old West scenes & antique toys. It’s taken him over 40 years to carve, collect and give us what is known today as the Tinkertown Museum (and it’s still a growing work of art, as new displays are still being created).
The outside has over 50,000 glass bottles that are now the wall structure.
This place is a hoarders dream. Rooms have themes, like “wedding” where the displays are filled with wedding cake toppers; or “tools” the walls are lined with old tool memorabilia and crazy tools I’ve never heard of before.
This Museum has been collecting the weird for quite some time now. And let me tell you, it’s awesome. Tinkertown is the place to visit. Go, you will thank me later.