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Miniature parks

Miniature parks

A miniature park is an open space that displays miniature buildings and models, and is usually open to the public. A miniature park may contain a model of a single city or town, often called a miniature city or model village, or it can contain a number of different sets of models. They have been developed as recreational and tourist attractions, with possible roots in Japanese miniature gardens.

Most examples are located in landscaped outdoor spaces, but the definition has widened in recent years to encompass large scale miniature landscapes indoors.

Part of the one-ninth scale model of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England

Cockington Green, miniature village in Canberra, Australia

scale replica of St Peter's Basilica in Tobu World Square, Japan

replica of Michalska Gate (Bratislava) in Miniuni, Ostrava

Replica of the Hillbrow Tower at the Santarama Miniland, Johannesburg, South Africa


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