Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: Tiny World
- 6720 Rice Rd., Shippensburg, PA
- South on Rte. 11 from Shippensburg. Turn left on Rice Road -- caution, it's a small, undistinguished turn onto a country road but there is a green street sign -- follow Rice Road past Mt. Rock Rd. and Crabapple Lane, about 1 1/2 miles. Tiny World will be on your left, with parking.
- Respectful daytime visits allowed.
- RA Rates:
- Worth a Detour
Ernest Helm has built a town in miniature -- for his cats. His family now maintains the complex of tiny buildings, and decorates them with lights for the Christmas holiday season. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Tiny World
From the owners: "We are making good progress on fixing Tiny World up and we will be open for Christmas 2011. We hope to see everyone there and spread the word so others know. There is no private property signs up, however we prefer you to visit during daylight hours or when holiday lighting is on. Thank you for your cooperation." -- The Ernest Helm Family[Donna Myers, 07/26/2011]
Adorable buildings! Hard to see all of them from the road. Did not want to trespass and was not sure if we were welcomed on property.[Karen and Matt, 05/19/2011]
From the owners of Tiny World: We have had a bad year. Dad was in the hospital and then a home for 6 months. We are closed for 2010 Christmas, but plan to reopen and renovate for next year.
Sorry to disappoint anyone but it takes a lot of work and time to get ready for Christmas, and I have to take care of my dad right now. Thank you.[Donna Myers, 12/07/2010]
Despite the disrepair and cobwebs, Tiny World is really great! We visited with our 5 year old daughter on a Sunday afternoon and were greeted by a cat who seemed to act as tour guide. Our furry friend lead us along the path and circled each building as we stopped to marvel at the detail of each structure.
I can imagine that in its heyday, this place was truly magical. And wouldn't it be amazing to see it that way again![cassi, 10/06/2010]