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Roadside America

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Address: Shartlesville, PA 19554
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+1 610-488-6241
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Back in Time

Roadside America is easy to get to. It is a huge layout of model trains which will take you back. Every hour the lights change for a night scene and patriotic songs are played... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John C
Vernon, New Jersey
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Vernon, New Jersey
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roadside America is easy to get to. It is a huge layout of model trains which will take you back. Every hour the lights change for a night scene and patriotic songs are played. Perhaps that is the best part. On the down side there is much rewiring that needs to be done so some things were not working. Still... More 

1 Thank John C
Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... which I know I do. Its real cute and interactive. This is an old school attraction but lets admit it... aren't those the best? Kids will love it just because its different from main stream attractions. Its also a mellow enough attraction for seniors and will bring them down memory lane. Combine it with Haags Hotel just down the... More 

1 Thank sandy s
Bernville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is neat. I remember going there for a school field trip when I was in 5th grade....lol, some 50 years ago. I still am amazed at the detail and loved taking family members from South Carolina to see the display. They were amazed at how detailed it was and that it was so big. My nephew loved the... More 

Thank dendiamgmt
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We came here with our 7 year old son. The building smells somewhat musty when you walk in but apparently there was some roof problems that have been resolved. Upon entering the display, OMG! My son had the biggest smile on his face. They did a little presentation at the beginning which was great and patriotic. Make sure to get... More 

Thank steelersgal78
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Built across the early to middle decades of the 1900s, this is small town USA in miniature. Handmade homes in vintage villages with classic cars pay homage to a simpler time. Press buttons slong the path to set in motion people, animals, machinery, trains, trolleys and water powered devices within their scenes. Catch one of the curators - they'll tell... More 

Thank Elliott R
Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank jnordblomhannum
Staten Island, New York
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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 

Thank jnypa291
Salem, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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 

Thank Captain1328
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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 

Thank Anne C
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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

Thank Kelly F

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