Matt Hodel Tattoo: Tinker Town and the East Mountians

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We made it up to the Sandias this morning. My favorite spot is a place called Tinker Town. It is pretty overwhelming.

And I quote;
"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."

Also cool is Ross Ward's son is Jason Ward. Jason and his partner in business Chris Partain own Star Tattoo of Albuquerque.

Here are some pics....

Down the road from Tinker Town is one of the best hardware stores. This place has everything from camping gear to 72 inch levels.