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Inside The World's Greatest Miniature Village

Basically unchanged since 1961, "Roadside America" is seriously something everyone should go to. It was truly an experience. I got chills.

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The display is 8,000 square feet.

It's made of:

21,500 feet of electrical wiring

17,700 board feet of lumber

6,000 feet of building paper

4,000 feet of sheet metal under the plaster work

2,250 feet of railroad track

648 feet of canvas for waterproofing

450 feet of pipe

4,000 pounds of sheet iron

900 pounds of nails

600 pounds of rubber roofing material

75 pounds of dry paint

75 gallons of liquid paint

225 bushels of moss

25 bags of cement

Three barrels of screened sawdust

Three barrels of tar


Since Gieringer died in 1961, basically nothing has been added or changed. The current display is maintained exactly the way Gieringer left it.

It's like a giant time capsule. When you walk through the doors you really feel like you've gone back in time.


Here's some video I took of the light show:

View this video on YouTube


Update: Some of you guys have pointed out some of the cars being from a different time period. That is true and I was wrong. There are a few minor changes to the exhibit.

FYI, we’re on a road trip to Bonnaroo. See all the stuff we’ve stopped at a long the way here!