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“Highly recommend. Visitors may be delightfully surprised at the displays”
Review of Miniature World

Miniature World
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$158.01*
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Vancouver to Victoria and Butchart Gardens Tour by Bus
Ranked #14 of 182 things to do in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Unique Tourist Attraction in Victoria, British Columbia. Located in the famous Empress Hotel. Awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor! Over 85 miniaturized dioramas. Further adventures, tiny treasures and little pleasures await all who continue into Frontier Land, Fantasy Land, The Great Canadian Railway,The Fields of Glory, Space 2201, Circus World,The Enchanted Valley of Castles, Old London Town of 1670 & The World of Dollhouses. Special effects in lighting, sound and animation are added to create this miniaturized extravaganza that continues to thrill and delight the young and young at heart! Our latest and greatest creation, "King Arthur's Camelot" is now open, adding 11 new exhibits to our existing collection.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Highly recommend. Visitors may be delightfully surprised at the displays”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

Well worth spending almost 2 hours admiring the excellently constructed miniatures - from world war two scenes to How the West was Won. Street scenes, European castles - and for youngsters dolls houses, fun fairs and circus and much more. Even for seniors like ourselves, it was great fun to press various buttons to set into motion, the several model trains,the trams and other features! Some scenes went from day to night and back - all very realistic with the lights coming on and then going off again. Very pleased we made the time to visit in a crowded one day trip from Vancouver.

Visited May 2013
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Hello historian90,

This 5 star review is fantastic! Your descriptive wording explains the inner workings of our attraction to perfection. People of all ages enjoy the various themed rooms that offer a vast display of miniature scenes. In fact, over 80 scenes in total for your viewing pleasure! We really appreciate your willingness to contribute a review for Miniature World on Tripadvisor! Please visit again soon!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome on a rainy day!”
Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Great indoor place to go if you like museums, art and history! The expositions are really pretty and the tour is worth the trip, alone, in couple or with a family!

Visited July 2012
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Hello GeorgeSand55,

Five star rating! That's wonderful, thanks so very much. We pride ourselves on offering a top-class attraction and are delighted you feel the same way. With over 80 miniature dioramas, Miniature World has something for everyone. We are a wonderful rainy day or sunny day activity, with the average self-guided tour lasting an hour. Come back and visit!
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Mercer Island, Washington
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“A Quality Attraction”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Wasn't sure what to expect at an attraction with a name suggesting a little girls delight. And while there are plenty of doll houses to interest girls of all ages the contrasting war dioramas keep the exhibit well balanced. Sprinkle in a local history lesson via the featured turn of the century, coast to coast rail display and there is truly something for everyone.

This display is of the highest quality considering the traffic. The historical accuracy is such that adults will be engaged while the interactive rail elements have something for little hands to do. We found that big hands liked the interactive feature as well. Well worth the hour or so.

Visited June 2013
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Hello Delmerson,

Thank-you for your engaging review! Yes, our little MiniWorld appeals to all ages. The young and the young at heart will enjoy our vast, array of miniature dioramas. Everything from operating miniature trains, dollhouses with interactive lights, a circus world that includes a fair with operating rides, new & old London Town, and a Enchanted Valley of Castles plus so much more!
The historical scenes test one's memory, while Fantasy Land is a wonderful step into make-believe. Yes, there is something for everyone in this wonderful world of smallness. We are delighted in your detailed review and hope to see you many more times!
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good way to spend a bit of time.”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The attention to detail was excellent and also being able to push buttons to interact with the scenes. The moving trains and the scenes going from night to day was also enthralling. The final scene with the fair was brilliant.

Visited May 2013
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Hello Dolores W,

Thank-you for your 5 star rating! It's such a pleasure to read that you, the visiting guest, was delighted with our Miniature World. Yes, our miniature dioramas are packed with detail, history and many are interactive. My favourite scene is the circus fair and it is truly brilliant. Moving fair rides, shows under the big tent and a winding circus parade through town, top off the experience with creativity and flair. Thanks for expressing your thoughts on the Tripadvisor universe! Come back and visit.
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“Interesting for the trains and for history”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

An attraction you can visit within an hour.
A travel through Canada. I find it was expensive.
Despite the price, I recommand it.

Visited April 2013
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this review, June 10, 2013
Hello Johanne b,

Thank-you for your 4 star rating and recommendation on trip advisor! We value and appreciate all reviews. We do strive to keep our costs down to ensure fair admission prices. Other potential discounts we offer at the door such as AAA, Senior or Student can help reduce admission costs. Online admission discounts can also be purchased at http://www.miniatureworld.com. Explore these extra savings when visiting Miniature World in the future. Cheers!
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