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Roadside America

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We finally stopped in!

How many times have we passed this on our way to or from other stops in PA but never stopped? Too... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hillsdale, New Jersey

It's small, but nice place. The concept is interesting-Pennsylvania in miniature with real life... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Monterey, California
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  • Poor1%
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Shartlesville, PA 19554
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Reviewed 5 days ago

How many times have we passed this on our way to or from other stops in PA but never stopped? Too many to remember. Well, we finally made it this past weekend and are we glad we did! This place is well maintained and was...More

Thank auntjj_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's small, but nice place. The concept is interesting-Pennsylvania in miniature with real life. The bad thing is some buttons don't work and the made my kids upset. Anyway, we spent there one hour and try to cath every train, motion on the board. We...More

Thank Dragostina
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW! This unpretentious historical display is expansive. It's like stepping back in time. It was fun to compete the scavenger hunt in discovering details of everyday life depicted in miniature. Since we visited in November, the display featured numerous mini pumpkins and turkeys amongst the...More

Thank ThePBR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not your typical model train display. It is an amazing thing to see. The story behind this is worth hearing.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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 30 September 2018 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 23 September 2018

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 18 September 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 31 August 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 29 August 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 Ann K
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4 June 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.
2 January 2018|
Response from glc215 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did.