Roadside America History
ROADSIDE AMERICA is an unforgettable panorama of life in rural United States. The exhibit spans more than two hundred years in time and lets you see, in exquisite miniature, how people lived and worked in pioneer days … through the years since then … right up to the present.
In newspapers and magazines, ROADSIDE AMERICA has been acclaimed as the greatest known miniature village—the most unique and detailed masterpiece of its kind in the world. Actually, it is not one village, but many—really the American countryside as it might be seen by a giant so huge that he could see from coast to coast.
Get ready to be taken by SURPRISE!!!!
Step right up folks! Right through those green curtains and on the other side of that door, you will find more then you every expected with sights that will amaze you. Oh and trolleys and trains to run!
Hello excitement of a 5 year old!
Yup, I'm a complete 5 year old when there are buttons around to push!
I however, was not in this button pushing craziness alone!
There are just so many cool details to look at and a bunch of trains that go running around the town.
Yup, buttons to push that ran little areas in the town...here I am making a train run! You are given a Roadside America brochure that has info to read about each numbered area along the walk around the display. I'm at number 4 and it goes up to 66 so there is lots to see and read about. Oh and buttons to be pushed! Have you noticed button 4 got all the action!
"The Twilight Show" which occurs ever half hour, consists of the overhead lights going out, the star lights come on in the ceiling, the houses light up, and they play God Bless America while they picture the Statue of Liberty, Jesus, and the American Flag on the big wall in front of the town! It is absolutely kitschtastic!
Don't forget to wave goodbye to the giant scary Amish couple as you are leaving! Hey it's Pennsytuckey Pennsylvania, what do you expect?? Actually, I love living in this State!