Friday Fun: 'World's Greatest Indoor Miniature Village' for Sale

It's a big little deal. Or is it a little big deal?

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April 6, 2018, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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Roadside America, "the world’s greatest indoor miniature village," is for sale in Berks County, Pennsylvania, reports Michael Boren.

The village attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors a year to its off-highway location, according to Boren.

Roadside America "was the lifelong oeuvre of Laurence Gieringer, who began building models as a boy in Reading. He added on and on, until the village was big enough to fill nearly 8,000 square feet in a building in Shartlesville, just off Interstate 78. It opened in 1953 and hasn’t changed much since Gieringer died in 1963."

The online posting of the sale lists the asking price at $2.3 million.

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