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Address: Shartlesville, PA 19554
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Ive seen miniature villages before but nothing like this--he seemed to think of everything right down to scenes with storm damage. You could look for days and still see something... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2015
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Pennsylvania
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Ive seen miniature villages before but nothing like this--he seemed to think of everything right down to scenes with storm damage. You could look for days and still see something new every time. The nighttime show run about every half hour was very nice too. Read the display on the way out about how the artist decided to start this... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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213 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We were enthralled with Laurence Gieringers' hobby. It is a wonderful miniature village, built by Mr. Gieringer during his life. Such detail, such imagination! B & I will come again; we met a fellow patron that visits at least twice a year. We kept forgetting to kneel down & get the kid's view; it was magical! There is a lot... More 

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

While the work behind the display items is impressive, as an attraction, I think it is weak. From the moment you want through the door you feel like you stepped into the 1960's - very little, if anything has been updated. The display is structured such that you walk around the perimeter of a large rectangular area with the tiny... More 

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Elizabethtown
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Presents a lifetime of creativity in displayed in houses, churches and transportation. Low tech display presents life as it was before the modern glitz (from pioneer days up to the 1950's). It takes some searching to find the described scenes. Look for the details. This is a low cost way to spend a leisurely hour or so. Be sure to... More 

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Thank Charles H
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

This ROADSIDE America is right across from Appalachian RV Campground. Wonderful place for the family.

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Rome, Italy
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

The hokiest, most jingoist place you can imagine, but a real hoot and a great way to spend an hour as you travel around Eastern PA. It is great for kids, and helps explain the key concepts of urban development, from farm to city. I could have done without the uber Patriotic ultra right politics of the little "show" they... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Great day to night display. Interesting setup but could use a good cleaning and updating. Time stopped here a long time ago.

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Concord, Massachusetts
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241 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

What a job this was for one man to plan and construct! Gives a wonderful view of small town America in miniature. Trains, cars, ski lift, houses, towns, lakes, farms, etc. etc. Worth a visit.

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Thank ilkkats
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221 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We’ve driven by this place on I-78 for years and never stopped, even after a heads up from a relative that it was worth a stop. So, while camping nearby, we decided this might occupy a small amount of time on a rainy day to entertain our 3 and 5 year old grandchildren. For a very reasonable price (children free... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This place is rather off the beaten path, but worth a stop if you love trains. The gift store is like something out of the past and frankly, a tad creepy - weird things - not sure it's relevant. They would do better to sell train supplies and do an on-line business, it seems to me. Anyway, the layout is... More 

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