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Roadside America

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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"Treasure chest" of Americana

My husband & I love nostalgia, and we have not found any other place that has the feeling of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darcy M
Hunker, Pennsylvania
Nice exhibit and grand daughters loved it

We spent almost 2 hours here looking at everything. This place has been around for generations and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a visit to Roadside America since we remember going as children in the early 70's. I think it is exactly the same. Most of the buttons still work to make the trains and other things move. I believe...More

Thank tabasco3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I love nostalgia, and we have not found any other place that has the feeling of walking back in time, like Roadside America. The miniature handmade layout has remained unchanged since Mr. Gieringer's passing in 1963. The details are amazing! There are...More

Thank Darcy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent almost 2 hours here looking at everything. This place has been around for generations and is well maintained. There are some buttons for kids to press to make things move. Every hour they darken the room and the town lights up as they...More

Thank Koz911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an unexpected surprise to find this AMAZING model train display in this Little a Pennsylvania town. I’ve passed by on Interstate 78 hundreds of times with no idea of what was behind the building facade. When my friend took us there I anticipated a...More

Thank Terri I
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went there many years ago with our children and it was such a great experience. It is amazing the love that goes into all the trains and buildings. They make you feel like you could be on the train riding around. We were very...More

Thank 111kathy
Reviewed 15 August 2018

went there as a kid. i am now 69 yrs old. took grandchild there. not as impressed now. trains running but musty smelling and a feeling of creepy. just had to revisit since it is for sale. it was patriotic with God Bless America being...More

1  Thank wolfnater
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I visited Roadside America years ago with my children and recently went again with my grandchildren. It is an amazing place. It is a miniature landscape with trains, trolleys, animals, and much more. All of the parts were built by the original owner of the...More

Thank jastine
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Been over 50 years since I last visited Roadside America. While the train garden remains impressive and inspiring, the surrounding support shows age. Displays that delighted the ears and eyes in the 1960's, were silent and immobile. The building needs maintenance and the bathroom has...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

The dedication that built this up is almost unbelievable. Wish I had my younger grandchildren with me, they would so have loved this place. In today's fast paced world the older ones would rather look at their phones, but I thought this place was awesome.

Thank tom24527
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Roadside America is a reminder of what makes this country great. The history of this place, the dedication to continuing to provide this amazing trainscape to generations, is incredibly moving. I admit it's also simultaneously hokey, and Native Americans (here decidedly viewed as American Indians)...More

Thank Corey A
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3 June 2018|
Response from Kim D | Reviewed this property |
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.
1 January 2018|
Response from glc215 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they did.