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Great tour

We loved the tour. Our tour guide was young and I did get her name but have lost it. She was so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy C
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Lexington, Kentucky
Back to the good old days

Took my 10 year old grandgirl for a tour in mid-October. We waited a bit while a large tour... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dinerms
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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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

We loved the tour. Our tour guide was young and I did get her name but have lost it. She was so nice. She even waited while my husband replaced the battery in our go pro. The shoe is so cute but what was really...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my 10 year old grandgirl for a tour in mid-October. We waited a bit while a large tour finished up and the girl at the counter gave us a mini history. She was a twin of the owner. Super friendly. Dana gave us the...More

Thank dinerms
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review! It’s always nice to know everyone is taking care of our guests when I’m away. Glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed our Haines Shoe House. Hope you’ll stop back again for something sweet! Thanks, Melanie

Reviewed 9 October 2018

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
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the awesome review Mark! Glad you could stop by and enjoy our shoe house and some ice cream! Glad we could enjoy a few laughs while having some brain fog trying remember movie names! Ugh! :) thanks again and I hope to see...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 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
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to visit our Haines Shoe House and taking the tour! We hope you all enjoyed it stop back again. Thank you, Melanie

Reviewed 31 August 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
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I’m sorry to hear you stopped by when we weren’t open. Our tour is pretty awesome and it would explain what the shoe house is all aboot! No old lady here! Stop back again sometime during business hours so you can enjoy some local ice...More

Reviewed 12 August 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
Melanie S, Owner at Haines Shoe House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Kate! Always appreciate honest reviews. Glad you and your little one enjoyed it...stop back again! Thanks, Melanie

Reviewed 6 August 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 6 August 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 26 July 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 27 July 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 21 July 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 27 July 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 6 July 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 8 July 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

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