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Roadside America

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Neat place

The area seems much larger when you first enter because of the mirror utilization at the far end... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
damienlyter
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Burnham, Pennsylvania
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roadside america

I love dioramas and I love offbeat, roadside attractions, so this place was like a holy grail for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tracy E
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The area seems much larger when you first enter because of the mirror utilization at the far end. Was disappointed though that the night time show didn’t play on the 1/2 hr mark as advertised it played when we first entered but we didn’t get...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank damienlyter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love dioramas and I love offbeat, roadside attractions, so this place was like a holy grail for me. Perfect blend of nostalgia, kitsch, and irreverence. The set-up was much larger than I expected, and there was a holiday themed scavenger hunt for Halloween which...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019 via mobile

Passing by en route to Harrisburg this looked just the spot for an hour or so break. Clearly someone’s life’s work, and worthy of your support. Good old fashioned clean family way to pass some time.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Phil223
Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

This place hasn’t changed a bit since my visits as a much younger boy. It’s always a blast to come back and remember the awe, see some of the familiar parts of the layout and work the scavenger hunt. Nothing will ever beat the night...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kristopher W
Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

This is a 30 min rainy day stop. Get a voucher on Groupon. I paid $4 with a coupon for 4 of us. I wouldn’t pay much more. It was interesting and was left as it was when the creator died in the 60’s. It...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RCnKC
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Having learned of this place on Groupon, I was interested in visiting; however, it's quite a drive from where I live. Imagine, then, my glee when I saw the sign on the way back home from a road trip. Unfortunately, it was closed when I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed August 6, 2019

So its 100 degrees outside, and you need something to do. We chose to visit this little out of the way attraction and we were not disappointed! Amazing is all I can say! Kudu's to who ever came up with this idea and spend a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Don R
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Finally a place we could visit off the grid, a step back in time...my son was introduced to places i visited growing up

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kelsa B
Reviewed July 7, 2019

I remember this place from my youth. We took my 3 yo who is obsessed with trains here and he was pleased, although he was scared of the dark part. My 5 yo who thought it would be boring ended up fascinated. The displays are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Flutegarden06
Reviewed July 6, 2019

This place is a time capsule that should be a must visit when passing through. Great memories and the novelty shop has some interesting stuff not found anywhere else!

Date of experience: July 2019
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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.
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