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Roadside America

Shartlesville, PA 19554
+1 610-488-6241
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Incredible Train Display

I have been visiting Roadside America for over 35 years. Recently, they began the painstaking task... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
HSY1
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
Quite a layout of Americana

We stopped here with the grandchildren on our way east in the state of PA. This is a rather worn... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Rickydee48
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Randleman, North Carolina
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Shartlesville, PA 19554
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"miniature village"
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"god bless america"
in 14 reviews
"model railroad"
in 7 reviews
"roadside attraction"
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"national anthem"
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"gift shop next door"
in 3 reviews
"statue of liberty"
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"slide show"
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"trains running"
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"toy trains"
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"train display"
in 7 reviews
"street lights"
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"pa dutch"
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"american flag"
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"kids will love"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

I have been visiting Roadside America for over 35 years. Recently, they began the painstaking task of cleaning and restoring parts of the display. I have many great memories visiting Roadside America with my grandparents, parents, and now children. This is a must see if...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stopped here with the grandchildren on our way east in the state of PA. This is a rather worn display of American life through out the history of the country. Some of the trains didn't work and some of the push button displays did...More

1  Thank Rickydee48
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This hadn't changed in years! What a cool little shrine to the whole miniature craft. This has been family run for generations and beautifully patriotic. The story of its humble beginnings and all the special components of the scene are available on the handout one...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

I visited this place a few times as a child and my husband and myself decided to take a day trip. Considering quite a few of the buildings are almost 100 if not over, it is in remarkable condition. The price can't be beat AND...More

Thank Noah G
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I've visited several times before and found the place going downhill but decided to return again. I was impressed by the look of the layout and village. It appeared to be better taken care of and cleaner. Some of the interactive buttons still don't work,...More

Thank rm0463
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I first visited this as a child, has not changed but great to see again. It will not be for everyone but if you are a railroad fan or just appreciate great work it is for you. All handcrafted detail, a half hour well spent.

Thank MEtoFL
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I first visited Roadside America when I was 6 years old and have been coming back periodically ever since. We took our daughters when they were small and we are now taking the grandkids. And every generation has loved it. This attraction was built by...More

Thank Flagbaby
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

There are too many things to begin to count. Everywhere you look there is amazing detail, from the fellow milking to the car with the flat tire. There are a lot of buttons that don't work--they're behind on some maintenance. But there was still so...More

Thank Redheaded_Amoeba
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Ok, so this is a throwback to an earlier time and is not "sexy", but this attraction represents the culmination of one man's dream and hobby. It is fascinating to walk around and note all the detail. The brochure is informative so use it while...More

Thank William H
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Excited to get out of the car after a long drive. The place says they are open to 6pm. It's 5:35pm and the lady says we're closing.

2  Thank Annie P
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Admission for adults (ages 12 and up) is $6. The admission fee for children between 6 and 11 years of age is $3. Children 5 years of age and younger receive free admission. Group rates are available by calling 610-488-6241... More
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