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Haines Shoe House

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Lots of Sole

The shoe house is a very novel attraction and cleaver marketing play by the original owner. If you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark K
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Staten Island, New York
Head Over Heels...

Head over heels for this little attraction! Was so cute, not commercial, and very shoe-nique. Tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kasey D
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Please read the hours listed here: We open on the First Day of Spring - Memorial Day: Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5p. *CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY* Memorial Day - Labor Day: Wed - Sun 11-5p (Closed Mon and Tue) Labor Day to Halloween: Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5p. The Haines...more
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197 Shoe House Rd, Hellam, PA 17406-8026
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The shoe house is a very novel attraction and cleaver marketing play by the original owner. If you take the $5 tour you get to go up into the shoe house and see most of the rooms, and yes it actually was a house that...More

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Head over heels for this little attraction! Was so cute, not commercial, and very shoe-nique. Tour price was $5/person, kids free. Seemed like many locals were there just for the ice cream and baked goods. We didn’t eat because we were full from breakfast but...More

Thank Kasey D
Reviewed August 30, 2018

All I could think about was the Old Lady In The Shoe story once I seen this place. I heard about it and it wasn't that far out our way so we went. Not much to do in the area. Wasn't able to go inside...More

Thank TLJ601
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The owner was so kind and friendly, so was her staff. My 2.5 year old was with me and he had a few moments 2.5 year olds have and they were great about it! Well kept Shoe!

Thank Kate K
Reviewed August 5, 2018

This was a fun activity. The house was cool and the tour was very interesting. They have ice cream inside, but I didn't try any because we just did the tour at Turkey hill and I was all ice creamed out. They also sell shoevenirs.

Thank iLOV3F00D
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thanks for stepping into the Haines Shoe House for a tour today! Glad you enjoyed it! Stop back again and try some of Beck’s ice cream. Appreciate you taking the time to review our shoe!

Reviewed July 25, 2018

It was a great little stop! I grew up watching WQED so I've been slowing seeing all the attractions now that I'm an adult! The history behind the shoe house is unique! They also have a delicious bakery in the heel(i think) of the shoe....More

Thank LyssaLeigh
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thanks LyssaLeigh for an awesome review!! Stop back again for some of our tasty treats and Ice Cream!! Glad you enjoyed the tour and history of our Haines Shoe House!

Reviewed July 20, 2018

We were on a road trip through Pennsylvania and I found this on Roadside America. We arrived late on a Sunday afternoon and went in. We were warmly welcomed by the owner and we took the tour of the shoe house for $5. We learned...More

Thank NancySeaside
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to write such and excellent review Nancy! I’m glad you guys made it in to take a tour before we closed for the day. Good to know how much you enjoyed learning about Mr. Haines and his Shoe House too!...More

Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to visit! We've lived in the area for 10 years but never visited the shoe house. What a treat we had. The ice cream we had while waiting for the tour guide to finish her previous tour was amazing! The owner...More

Thank Pilgrimtozion
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We always appreciate people who take the time to leave one let alone one that is honest and detailed! We really do strive to make everyone’s experience there a lifetime memory so, I’m glad you all enjoyed...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Worth the stop!! Enjoyed the tour of the house!! The owner and others were wonderfully nice. Our 7 year old was mesmerized, especially by the dog house!

Thank smileywku
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thanks for making the pitstop to check out our Haines Shoe House! We also appreciate great reviews like yours. I’m so glad everyone enjoyed the tour and your time there! Stop back again!

Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We went here because we like crazy Roadside America things. They sell ice cream in the bottom. It was busy but worth the wait. The owner is quick at scooping! We were the only ones to take the tour! I couldn’t believe. The guide told...More

Thank TwoBills
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Thanks so much for putting your awesome review of our Shoe House out there for all to see!! We’re so glad you enjoyed your visit and ice cream!! Thanks and stop back again!

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