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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania: Tiny World Team Field Report

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. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Tiny World

Tiny World

Ernest Helm 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. Ernest passed away in Oct. 2015. Report...

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Miniature schoolhouse classroom.

Tiny World

A very cute and inviting attraction! My sisters and I were fascinated by this talented man's work.

[Baila Shatzkes, 08/16/2018]

Tiny World was built by the late Ernest Helm. Its buildings served as shelters for his many cats.

Tiny World.

Tiny World

The creator of Tiny World, Ernest Helm, age 91, passed away October 3, 2015. I haven't heard yet if it will stay open or not.

[Keith Shaub, 10/07/2015]

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Tiny World

Went to Tiny World on our road trip honeymoon. It was under construction, so we only saw one cat (or perhaps most were away for the Labor Day weekend? Haha) but was still well worth a trip. A tiny church with a mini-Christmas service inside? Couldn't ask for more.

[Grady, 09/09/2015]

Tiny World.

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]

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