Tinkertown Museum - Sandia Crest, New Mexico
Posted by: paulspaper
N 35° 10.158 W 106° 22.080
13S E 375421 N 3892674
Quick Description: The Tinkertown Museum has many walls built out of old glass bottles (and other interesting items). They claim to have over 50,000 bottles in the walls.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2009 11:08:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM6NF2
One of the most interesting museums that I have ever visited. It is part folk art, part history, part inspiration. I highly recommend it.
?It took Ross Ward over 40 years to carve, collect, and lovingly construct what is now Tinkertown Museum. His miniature wood-carved figures were first part of a traveling exhibit, driven to county fairs and carnivals in the 1960s and '70s. Today over 50,000 glass bottles form rambling walls that surround a 22-room museum. Wagon wheels, old fashioned store fronts, and wacky western memorabilia make Tinkertown's exterior as much as a museum as the wonders within.
Bottle Placement: Bottle Building/Wall/Structure
Website: [Web Link]
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