Magic Town Exhibit
Michael Garman’s Magic Town is a miniature city that combines hundreds of intricately detailed sculptures and cityscapes with magical elements to create one of the world’s truly unique attractions.
“It’s a gigantic playground for the mind,” said its creator, Michael Garman. “Part carnival, part dollhouse, part sculpture.” Magic Town was inspired by Garman’s own experiences as a vagabond in the 1950s and 60s. “These are snapshots of my time in Buenos Aires, Santiago, San Francisco, Dallas, and Philadelphia,” Garman explained. “It took me over a million dollars and parts of four decades to pull it from my mind and get the thing built.”
Located in the historic district of Old Colorado City, Magic Town is a 1/6th scale miniaturized urban neighborhood, complete with dozens of handcrafted buildings, alleyways, and sidewalk scenes that transform before your very eyes. As you look down an alleyway and see the lights dim, notice how the sculptures seem to have moved and an entire new scene magically appears. Holograms heckle you as you pass by, and other visual and sound effects work to transport you into the stories that are revealed in each window and around every corner.
Michael Garman began constructing Magic Town in 1975, and continued working on it throughout the next 45 plus years. He describes it as a “gritty Americana.” Michael blended humor and honesty to portray a world as familiar as any big-city neighborhood.
Open 7 days/week
10:00am – 5:30pm
Adult Museum Admission $7.50
Senior Museum Admission (Ages 55+) $6.00
Child Museum Admission (Ages 7-12) $4.00
Children Aged 6 and under are free!
Discounts available for Students, Military, and First Responders with ID.
Discounts available for Disabled groups & individuals.
Group Rates available for parties of 20 or more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 719-471-1600 to learn more.
Admission includes a standard scavenger hunt. Premier scavenger hunts for prizes available for additional fee.
Fun for the entire family!
Michael Garman Museum Admission
Magic Town Exhibit Specialty Events
Christmas In Magic Town
Each holiday season Magic Town is decorated for the Christmas holiday including holiday themed characters, holograms, lighting, and much more.
Spooky Magic Town
Each October Michael Garman’s miniature city is transformed into a spooky city filled with ghouls, ghosts, and zombies.
Tour Magic Town
Take the Interactive Video Tour
Take a virtual tour of Magic Town, or join Michael Garman in this 4-minute video presentation.