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Roadside America

Shartlesville, PA 19554
+1 610-488-6241
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Must see, before it is gone!!

Extremely detailed look at life in America from colonial days to the 1960's. Amazing craftsmanship... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amy E
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Bethlehem
Great stop

My family had a great time looking at all the very detailed models. Its simply spectacular! Im a... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2018
patrick s
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"miniature village"
in 17 reviews
"god bless america"
in 14 reviews
"model railroad"
in 8 reviews
"roadside attraction"
in 7 reviews
"national anthem"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop next door"
in 3 reviews
"slide show"
in 4 reviews
"trains running"
in 4 reviews
"statue of liberty"
in 4 reviews
"train display"
in 7 reviews
"street lights"
in 3 reviews
"pa dutch"
in 4 reviews
"american flag"
in 5 reviews
"kids will love"
in 4 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 5 reviews
"great piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"plan on spending"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely detailed look at life in America from colonial days to the 1960's. Amazing craftsmanship. So much to look at. Night time salute is poignant. Fun for the entire family.

Thank Amy E
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

My family had a great time looking at all the very detailed models. Its simply spectacular! Im a model railroad collector, and fully appreciate the painstaking time and efforts put into this layout. I personally could have stayed all day. It is very tough to...More

Thank patrick s
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Stopped in a few years ago & loved it - returned for a 2nd visit today. Still an awesome experience - there's so much to see that you can notice something new even after several visits. I'd recommend it for fans of trains, models, Americana...More

Thank ErnTrekker
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

They have a neat train setup that is quite big but dated. It good if you have young kids and I also found it kind of neat. Small gift shop has PA Dutch touristy stuff that tends to be pricey klitsch. I took my kids...More

Thank SouthSkookPorkchop
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

A great place for a stop on a winters day to roam through the miniature train village. A huge auditorium room that has been turned into a huge miniature train village. They have been working and adding since before 1963. Right off Interstate 81. Take...More

Thank Kim D
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

All handmade and a lobor of love of one man. Bring the kids as lots of buttons to press that makes things go. DO NOT leave until the lower the lights and Kate Smith sings God Bless America with Jesus and Mary projected on the...More

Thank ChazT
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

After hearing both positive and negative comments of the roadside America train display I finally decided to make the trip. I visited on a Saturday afternoon in late November. For years I've heard this is a place you need to see if you are a...More

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Recently, while staying in nearby Hershey, my girlfriend suggested visiting Roadside America. She'd been there once, about a decade ago, and informed me that I absolutely just HAD to see the place. Well, she was right. What a fabulous display--and an amazing story! There's truly...More

Thank thww13
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Roadside America is a 7,450 square foot, 3/8 inch to one-foot scale, model train layout which includes: 300 miniature houses. mills, factories, and churches. Up to 18 trains running on 2,200 feet of "O" gauge track. Trolleys and cable cars running throughout the display. 10,000...More

Thank George W
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Definitely worth the stop. Make sure you stay for the "night time" shows every hour. It is truly amazing the amount of detail that went into this village.

Thank JTL07825
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