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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Miniature World

"The Greatest Little Show on Earth" and its 85 dioramas has been wowing Canadians since the 1970s. The black light "Space 2201" gallery is a showstopper.

649 Humboldt St., Victoria, BC, Canada
Downtown, in the same building as the Empress Hotel. Take Hwy 1 south to Humboldt St., turn right, and you'll quickly see the Miniature World marquee on the left.
Summer daily 9-9, off-season 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15 (+GST), Youth $10 (+GST)
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Miniature World

Entrance is at street level on the back side (north) of the Empress Hotel. Amazing layouts of different themes from wars, to circus, to fairy tales. Incredible detail. Most displays have a button to push to activate or light the displays.

[Clark W, 05/30/2022]

Miniature World.

Miniature World

It's in Canada, so Miniature World is accordingly a little more bland and polite than its U.S. equivalents of Tiny Town in Arkansas or Roadside America in Pennsylvania. But it still offers plenty of quirky, scaled-down amusement -- including an outer space section and a fairy tale exhibit interspersed between displays of antique aircraft and lumber operations ("not operable due to fire department restrictions"). Great postcards available of normal sized people, with remarkable 1980s hair intruding into the microcosm.

[Steve Archer, 03/27/2015]

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