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“Just fun to see”
Review of Haines Shoe House

Haines Shoe House
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Hellam
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Please read the hours listed here: We open on the First Day of Spring - Memorial Day: Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5p. *CLOSED EASTER SUNDAY* Memorial Day - Labor Day: Wed - Sat 11-7p, Sun 11-5p (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) Labor Day to Halloween: Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5p. The Haines Shoe House is closed November until Spring. Built in 1948 by Mahlon N. Haines "The Shoe Wizard"as an advertising gimmick for his shoe business. The Haines Shoe House now offers guided tours, gift shop, ice cream & tasty treats for your enjoyment! The Haines Shoe House and Mellie's Makery are Seasonal, please check hours. We accept cash or credit cards (with a .50 surcharge fee for CC) Tours of the Shoe House are $5 per person and children 5 and under are FREE to tour with a guardian. We do tours all throughout the day while we are open, you DO NOT need an appointment. However, Please call ahead for larger groups of 15 or more so that we can accommodate your group. We have seating available for 18 people inside the instep and picnic tables on the grounds so that you can enjoy your treats, ice cream or a picnic lunch! There is also a clean porta potty on site for your convenience. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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“Just fun to see”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I just saw it from the outside. Looked neat. The inside was not open on the day I was there..

Sign said it had different days when it opens

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“The Big Shoe”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

The Haines shoe house was built back in 1948 by shoe salesman Mahlon Haines. He built it as a form of advertisement being he was a shoe salesman. The house was completely built by hand because of the shape, it took a lot of custom work with the wood framing. The house is 25 ft. long and is 5 stories tall. Back in the day it was rented out to couples and is now open for tours and is a historic place. The house has appeared on HGTV and the amazing race reality TV show. The house has a kitchen, living room, and 2 bedrooms. The current owners have put a lot of work into preserving this house. This is a must see because of it's place in history. Check it out for yourself, you will enjoy the tour.

Visited September 2013
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