The ‘World’s Greatest Miniature Village’ Is Looking for a New Owner (Video)
Have you ever wanted to own your own village? Well, your dream can come true, but it might be just a little smaller than you imagined.
Roadside America in Shartlesville, a popular Pennsylvania attraction known as “the world’s greatest indoor miniature village,” is for sale for $2.3 million.
Since the 1930s, visitors have flocked to the roadside attraction to gaze at the massive (but miniature) village depicting America from pioneer days to the mid-20th century. In the village, you can see barber shops, teeny houses, classic cars, and lots of American flags.
The village was originally created by Laurence Gieringer, who amassed the collection of miniatures, and also crafted some by hand, according to PennLive. Visitors can push buttons to activate parts of the village and every half hour, the songs “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America” play.
The village is currently operated by Gieringer’s granddaughter Dolores Heinsohn.
Buyers would not only get the village, but also the 26 acres that it sits on.
“As the current owners reach the age of retirement, most people are looking to the next generation to take over operations,” they wrote on Facebook. “The family is currently looking for someone who loves Roadside America and would like to assume ownership of the business. It takes a special person to appreciate Roadside America as we do.”
If you're not sure about buying, but are interested in visiting the village, Roadside America has more information.