Since I am nearing the end of the summer, I want to try and visit a couple of places that might not be as well-known as the big, and well publicized attractions in the city. I came across the idea of going to Tiny Town from the recommendation of my boss and many other good reviews written about it¬†online. Not only does Tiny Town have some great online reviews, but it was even featured on the Jay Leno show some years ago¬†in a segment about the most interesting people in Arkansas…

Tiny Town¬†USA is in essence a town made of¬†many miniature models/figures¬†of varying shapes and sizes, complete with mini¬†churches, fire depots, trains, animals, an amusement park, a 4 ft. tall mountain, celebrities, wild west scenes, and much¬†more. Tiny Town has been in business for 47 years and counting, and has been a place of enjoyment for people of all ages. As a review I read on their website said, Tiny Town really is a place for all ages. Before arriving at Tiny Town, I thought it was going to be an attraction geared only towards children and little kids, however I found myself caught up in the detail and hard work put into these mini sculptures. You really can’t help but appreciate all the sweat and resourcefulness that¬†this family has put¬†into a project of this magnitude.¬†All of Tiny town’s miniatures and buildings are hand carved and made by the Moshinskie family. Also, almost all of the miniatures and buildings are made from recycled material and odd bits of extra material lying around. The most expensive piece to make out of the whole town was a building that cost $4 to build.

I have to say that what makes Tiny Town so enjoyable is the staff that runs it. It’s entirely run by the Moshinskie family who love showing off their family’s man-made attraction. A member of their family will give you a tour around Tiny Town and tell you many interesting facts about the artwork you see, as well as answer any questions you might have. Another interesting aspect of Tiny Town is its ability to be so interactive with customers. Throughout the room there are many buttons and levers to press that make things happen throughout the small town!

If you’re looking for a day of fast paced excitement and exhilaration, I wouldn’t suggest going to Tiny Town USA. However, if you¬†want to go somewhere where you can see something worth appreciating and have fun while you’re there….I would suggest you stop by one of Hot Springs’ longest running attractions, Tiny Town.

Contact: www.tinytowntrains.com, (501) 624-4742

Location: 374 Whittington Ave, 71901

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