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Roadside America

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Address: Shartlesville, PA 19554
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Amazing and beautiful

I've driven by this place twice a month for 15 years and have never gone in. Finally, with my children ages 5 and 2, my wife and decided to take the plunge and go in. It was truly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
jnypa291
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Staten Island, New York
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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice display. Smells musty. Air quality needs improvement. Display is basically timeless, but facilities need improving/updating.

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Staten Island, New York
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've driven by this place twice a month for 15 years and have never gone in. Finally, with my children ages 5 and 2, my wife and decided to take the plunge and go in. It was truly a beautiful treasure and is worth seeing. My kids had a wonderful time looking at the miniature town and pressing the buttons... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I honestly believe you could spend and entire day inside the miniature village room and not possibly see everything. The more you look, the more you see. It's like stepping into an actual mini living world. Then they announced for everyone to move to the back and did a little "night time" presentation, lowering the overhead lights allowing the village... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't count the amount of times I've been here, but I know I'll never stop coming back. YES, it looks like it did when I was a child and the little show they do every half hour is exactly the same, but I really wouldn't want it any other way. I'm completely thrilled that they were able to raise... More 

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Thank Anne C
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So from the outside it doesn't look like much--- but really . Check it out check it out check it out. .. you'll find excellent work and try to spend less than an hour on there admiring all of the tiny details out into this place

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Thank Kelly F
PA
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80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Went on a whim, and loved it. Felt like a trip back in time, a piece of real Americana. Every hour the lights go out as "the sun sets over America", and the national anthem and "God Bless America" plays. Very patriotic but not at all hokey. Saw many young couples with kids, as well as many older people. Even... More 

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Thank akory99
Leesport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I can't imagine anyone in today's modern world being willing or able to replicate this kind of exhibit. As an adult, I just had to appreciate the time, skill and multi-generational effort this took to accomplish. As a child, my 3yo was delighted by the antique trains and lighted miniature houses (particularly the churches). I can imagine that some visitors... More 

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Thank Travel786001
Auburn, PA
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I used to visit here as a kid and brought my kids and today visited with my granddaughter. She is almost 3 and had a blast. Kids under 5 are free and adult admission is only $8. Even my 17 year old daughter enjoyed herself. My granddaughter enjoyed pushing all the buttons and seeing the trolleys move. We also played... More 

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Thank bupper66
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend's family had told me that this was not too far from where they live in Reading, PA. All four of us went up for the day. The staff are super friendly and welcoming. The display itself is nothing short of incredible. The amount of detail in the miniature village is amazing. Even the kids on the playground move.... More 

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Thank Justin S
Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

From the outside and gift shop I had my doubts...but once we went through the doors it was great! If you are traveling through on I-78 and need a stretch break it is perfect. If you are a local and need to find something to do to spend a few hours go there. Even small children can see through the... More 

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