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“A must”
Review of Miniature World

Miniature World
Ranked #20 of 139 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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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I absolutely loved it! It's well worth the trip. I was expecting to go through it in ten minutes but there was a great deal in there. Not mention the level of amazing detail. The interactive components in many of the pieces were really great as well. I would definitely recommend it.

Thank Wendy W
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Hello WendyW,

Wow! Thanks for the five star review of Miniature World. Often, our guests end up spending hours inside our Miniature Wonderland, not realizing beforehand the vast array of over 80 miniature scenes that await inside. The ``average`` time though on this self-guided tour is about an hour. Again, we`re appreciative that you have commented on each scenes ``amazing detail.`` Our artists spend thousands of man-hours perfecting each miniature scene, and are very pleased when our guests notice their skilled workmanship. ``The interactive component`` you`ve mentioned is usually a stand-out feature for all! The Great Canadian Railway has miniature trains that can be controlled with a touch of a button, while pushable dollhouse buttons control lights, rocking chairs, and a television. Other features include a movable, miniature, carousal , and operational cars in our ``Classic Car Rally.`` ` Circus World`` fair rides &``The Enchanted Valley of Castles`` Gondola rides, are set in motion with a people motion detector. Lots of interactive scenes provide a fun-filled, unique experience for all ages. Thank-you again for recommending our attraction on Trip Advisor!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Well worth it, for sure. Surprised it had as much to offer as it did. Great for kids, but I have to confess I enjoyed it just as much. Amazing amazing detail, loved every one. And pressing the buttons for action? Just great.

Thank GulfIslandsExpert
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Hello GulfIslandsExpert,

Thanks for your five star review of Miniature World! We are thrilled your experience of this world class attraction offered something for everyone in your family. We appeal to the young and young at heart. Our interactive miniature displays engage all who enter ``The Greatest Little Show On Earth!`` Train lovers can operate our Miniature Trains at the push of a button while, plane lovers can start the propellers of old bi planes as they ready themselves on a grass airfield in France. Kids will enjoy the moving fair rides in Circus World and pretend to shrink down to fit in one of our many dollhouses. Fun for all! Come back and visit!

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Thursday, July 4th
Shelly and I visited this amazing museum. All of the exhibits are crafted in magnificent detail. "The circus comes to town" took thousands of man-hours and is their largest exhibit. There are buttons that you can push in many of the exhibits so that you can interact with the exhibit.

Thank Steve_Shelly
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Hello Steve_Shelly,

Thanks for your great review of Miniature World. We are thrilled that you believe our attraction is "amazing!" We take great pride in offering a unique environment that houses over 80 different miniature displays. Yes, thousands of man-hours went into creating our "Wonderful World of the Circus!" The interactive scenes show circus acts under the "Big Top", a midway with moving rides, and a jam-packed circus troop parading through town! With so many themed rooms, ( Canadian Railway, war scenes, Fantasy Land, Dollhouses, A Miniature Sawmill, Space 2201 + much more) there is something for everyone! Visit us again!

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

I expected the display to take a only a brief time, but there were enough panoramas to occupy over an hour. A wide range of cases aimed at adults and children, all different and all showing the skills of each designer. Not bad at all. A good place to take kids.

Thank petey1955
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Hello petey1955,

Thank-you for your wonderful review of Miniature World! We're thrilled your experience was a pleasurable one and value your input. Housing over 80 miniaturized displays, Miniature World offers something for everyone. Young children enjoy our Fantasy Land & Dollhouse section, while Adults may prefer the historic war scenes, Canadian railway, or Circus World. Please pop by again the next time your visiting our beautiful city.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is well worth a visit. It was fascinating to see so many historical places and events replicated in mini form. It takes time to go around it and get an idea of the amount of work that went into constructing this.

Thank Noirin60
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MiniatureWorld, General Manager at Miniature World, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2013

Hello Noirin60,

We really appreciate our guests, like you, who take the time to write a Miniature World Tripadvisor review! It's music to our ears when our guests say our attraction is "Well worth the visit." Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We pride ourselves in offering a high end attraction that houses over 80 miniature displays. Stop by and visit again!

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