92 Roadside America: One of the greatest miniature villages in the world (26 HQ Photos) BY BOB 6/6/2012 IN: ART, AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL, DESIGN, HIGH-RES, MIND BLOWING Found Via Buzzfeed 1 Located in a town called Shartlesville, Pennsylvania lies a little roadside gem that harbors one of the world’s best miniature villages. 2 3 4 5 Laurence Gieringer the owner and creator spent over 60 years building the mini town with his hands. 6 7 The display is 8,000 square feet. 8 9 10 11 12 There are buttons all around the exhibit that move objects or make sounds in the villages. 13 14 15 There are over 10,000 trees, all of which are made by hand. 16 This is the guestbook. As you can see, people have been coming back to this place for decades. 17 18 19 20 21 22 Yes, that’s a waterfall. 23 24 25 The dioramas depict American life from the early pioneer days to the mid-20th Century (right up until Gierlinger passed away). Time basically stops in the small town in 1960. 26 Below is a video of the light show that takes place every half hour… Source: Buzzfeed SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER! SUBSCRIBE Thanks!