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Roadside America

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Really worth a visit, nicely maintained

Roadside America was featured on CBS Sunday morning recently. Google it to find the video. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
1/50th the size of Northlandz but 50x better

In Februrary of 2018, I wrote a review on Northlandz, which is a model railroad attraction in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington Dist... R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roadside America was featured on CBS Sunday morning recently. Google it to find the video. It's up for sale now, but my impression is that they've hired people recently who know how to properly maintain it. I really enjoyed it. It's roughly 50x100', with 8...More

Thank BobFromVA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Februrary of 2018, I wrote a review on Northlandz, which is a model railroad attraction in Flemington, Nj (Not too far from Roadside America). I had a lot to say about that exhibit, but my major issue with Northlandz was that it was just...More

Thank Washington Dist... R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were recently on a road trip to New England via Pennsylvania and New York. As we cruised along I-78 east of Harrisburg, we noticed a building sporting a sign that read "Roadside America". A quick check on the smart phone revealed...More

Thank BigDaddyDave55138
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a visit to Roadside America since we remember going as children in the early 70's. I think it is exactly the same. Most of the buttons still work to make the trains and other things move. I believe...More

1  Thank tabasco3
Reviewed August 31, 2018

My husband & I love nostalgia, and we have not found any other place that has the feeling of walking back in time, like Roadside America. The miniature handmade layout has remained unchanged since Mr. Gieringer's passing in 1963. The details are amazing! There are...More

Thank Darcy M
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We spent almost 2 hours here looking at everything. This place has been around for generations and is well maintained. There are some buttons for kids to press to make things move. Every hour they darken the room and the town lights up as they...More

Thank Koz911
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

What an unexpected surprise to find this AMAZING model train display in this Little a Pennsylvania town. I’ve passed by on Interstate 78 hundreds of times with no idea of what was behind the building facade. When my friend took us there I anticipated a...More

Thank Terri I
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We went there many years ago with our children and it was such a great experience. It is amazing the love that goes into all the trains and buildings. They make you feel like you could be on the train riding around. We were very...More

Thank 111kathy
Reviewed August 14, 2018

went there as a kid. i am now 69 yrs old. took grandchild there. not as impressed now. trains running but musty smelling and a feeling of creepy. just had to revisit since it is for sale. it was patriotic with God Bless America being...More

1  Thank wolfnater
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I visited Roadside America years ago with my children and recently went again with my grandchildren. It is an amazing place. It is a miniature landscape with trains, trolleys, animals, and much more. All of the parts were built by the original owner of the...More

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June 3, 2018|
Response from Kim D | Reviewed this property |
It used to be 10 AM to 4 PM. Place was just featured on CBS Sunday morning and is up for sale. Open for now.
January 1, 2018|
Response from glc215 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did.