I've been meaning to blog this since I got back from Nude Mexico, but I haven't had a chance. But now, I will! Tinker Town is a tourist attraction near Albuquerque. One slightly eccentric man built this strange place and filled it with a zillion little wacky things. Hard to explain, so I'll just show you.
Everything in Tinker Town is cool. Even the trashcans!
There is lots of "Olde Timey" displays like these guys everywhere. This is an automated band, in fact!
You can hear them sing!
The walls are filled with bottles! And this was mostly all done by one guy with a crazy dream over many years.
And there are weird and sometimes terrifying figurines everywhere.
But the massive diaramas are really the feature attraction. There are so many things in here, it's nuts!
Each area is packed to the gills with zillions of nicknacks and little things!
It's a whole little town within Tinker Town.
Many of the figures are hand carved with great detail.
Same guy from futher back for scale.
They even have a saloon with hot chicks out front!
She's a looker!
This is the Mexican and Native American part of town.
There's even an Asian section!
I'm not sure what section this is...
I think at some point, it just became whatever's left...
From far it looks cool...
But if you get up close, the details are mindboggling. The photographer's holding a bird trying to make the crying baby laugh. I can't believe how much work this guy put into this.
You can't really get a sense of scale, so here's a movie of the whole diorama!
I can't remember if this is the same diorama or a new one. The Alfred Hitchcock is a nice touch.
Beyond the insane dioramas the place is filled with amazing statues.
Lots of old timers.
And some Hot Nuts.
Weird, kinda spooky statues everywhere you look!
Even a sad clown section!
This was another giant bonkers diorama!
There was even a full-sized boat in there! We met the captain who sailed the boat around the whole world! He had a huge map that detailed all the dangers from the trip. It was cool.
Neat stuff everywhere you look.
The place is like a old western maze with tons and tons of hidden spots filled with remarkable things.
This sort of gives you an idea of what it looks like inside.
Some stuff is so well made, I thought it was real for a second.
I did not think this guy was real for a second.
Here's a shot from outside.
I ain't lyin', if y'all get a chance to got to Tinker Town, I highly recommend it. It is about as bonkers as it gets. And it was all the dream of one slightly eccentric man with a dream!