Miniature park

miniature park is a type of specialized leisure park where miniature reproductions (mainly architectural) are presented . These parks may contain, according to their themes, models representing entire cities, neighborhoods or specific monuments.

The name of this type of park is not right because it implies that the park is very small, and the term should be miniature park . However, this expression has become commonplace.

These parks are mostly outdoors to play with the landscape, which can be easily deceived (using bonsai for example), and thus reinforce the impression that visitors have become giants .

These parks have become full-fledged tourist places, as well as the theme parks , the zoological parks or water parks .

One of the most famous in France is France Miniature open since 1991 in Elancourt in the Yvelines.

History

Miniature reproductions have existed for a long time in the private setting, but the parks offering this type of visit did not appear until the 1930s – 1950s . Among the first parks of this kind are Bekonscot in England and Madurodamin the Netherlands .

List of miniature parks

Europe

Austria

  • Minimundus , Klagenfurt

Belgium

  • Mini-Europe

Czech Republic

  • Miniuni, Ostrava

Boheminium Park Mariánské Lázně

Denmark

  • Legoland Billund to Billund (the original Legoland)
  • Kjøge Mini-By in Køge
  • Varde Miniby in Varde

France

  • France Miniature , Élancourt
  • Mini-Castles , Amboise

Germany

  • Legoland Deutschland , Günzburg , Bavaria
  • Minimundus Bodensee 1 , Meckenbeuren
  • Miniaturenpark Kleiner Harz, Wernigerode
  • Miniatur-Wunderland , Hamburg
  • Klein-Erzgebirge 2 , Oederan , Saxony
  • Miniwelt 3 , Lichtenstein / Sa.

Hungary

  • Mini Magyarország Szarvas

Ireland

  • Clonakilty Model Railway Village Clonakilty 4 , West Cork
  • Model World , Wicklow

Italy

  • Italia in miniatura 5 , Rimini
  • Minitalia Leolandia Park 6 , Capriate, Bergamo
  • Sardegna in miniatura 7 , Tuili

Netherlands

Madurodam
  • Madurodam , The Hague
  • Miniworld Rotterdam , Rotterdam
  • Mini Mundi , Middelburg

Norway

  • Lilleputthammer 8 , Hafjell , Oppland

Poland

  • Miniature park and Dinosaur park in Wrocław
  • Park Miniatur Zabytków Dolnego Śląska in Kowary
  • Nadmorski Park Miniature i Kolejek w Dziwnowie
  • Park Miniatur Latarni Morskich in Niechorze
  • Park Miniatur “Świat Marzeń” in Inwałd

Portugal

  • Portugal dos Pequenitos in Coimbra

Russia

  • Grand Maket Rossiya in St. Petersburg

Slovakia

  • Park miniatúr 9 , Podolia

Spain

  • Catalunya in Miniatura , Catalunya
  • Pasión Mudejar 10 , Olmedo

Sweden

  • Miniland 11 , Halmstad

Switzerland

  • Swissminiatur 12 , Melide , and Swiss Vapeur Park , Valais

Turkey

  • Miniatürk , Istanbul
  • Minicity 13 , Antalya

Ukraine

Kyiv in Miniature
  • Kyiv in Miniature

United Kingdom

  • Bekonscot , Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
  • Blackpool Model Village 14
  • Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village, Gloucestershire
  • Anglesey Model Village 15
  • Godshill Village Model 16 Godshill, Isle of Wight
  • Pendon Museum , Pendon, Oxfordshire
  • Wimborne Model Town
  • Tucktonia , Dorset , closed 1985
  • Legoland Windsor in Windsor
  • Godshill Model Village 16 , Godshill , Isle of Wight
  • Merrivale Model Village 17 , Great Yarmouth
  • Model Making Village of Babbacombe 18 , Babbacombe , Devon
  • Miniatura Park 19 , Cornwall
  • Land of Legend , Polperro, Cornwall
  • Usher Miniature Village 20 , Coniston, Cumbria
  • Lakeland Miniature Village 21 , Cumbria
  • Corfe Castle Village Model 22 , Swanage, Dorset
  • Southsea Model Village 23 , Southsea
  • Southport Model Railway Village 24 ,
  • Bondville Model Village 25 , Bridlington
  • Forest Model Village , Gloucestershire
  • Haigh Hall 26 , Wigan
  • Skegness Model Village 27 , Skegness
  • Wistow Rural Center 28 , Wistow, Leicestershire
  • Ramsgate Model Village 29
  • Hastings Model Village 30
  • Redoubt of Eastbourne Village Modeler 31
  • Fred Slaymaker’s Wonder Village 32 , Polegate
  • Blenheim Palace (Woodstock)
  • Little Italy, Corris, Wales
  • Vauxhall Model Village, Vauxhall Park, London

North America

Canada

  • Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village (closed) – Whitby, Ontario
  • Woodleigh Replicas (closed) – Burlington
  • Iron Horse Park – Airdrie runs by the Alberta model engineering society 33

United States

  • Tiny Town in Morrison , opened in 1921, is an amusement park .
  • Tiny Town in Springfield, Missouri , opened in 1925, is the first miniature village park in the United States.
  • Miniature Railroad & Village , Pittsburgh , opened in the 1920s
  • Ave Maria Grotto Cullman, Alabama , opened in 1933
  • Roadside America ( Pennsylvania ), opened in 1935
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats , Disneyland , California opened in 1956
  • Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art opened during the 1964 World’s Fair
  • Splendid China (Florida) opened in 1993, closed in 2003
  • Holy Land Experience , Orlando , the park at a Jerusalem scale model
  • Forbidden Gardens , Katy , opened in 1997, closed in 2011
  • Living Desert Zoo and Gardens , in Palm Desert , a large model of city and railway, opened in 1971
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum , San Diego, California , opened in 1981
  • Legoland California , Carlsbad, California , opened in 1999
  • Legoland Florida Winter Haven, opened in 2011, official site of Cypress Gardens , Florida’s first park
  • Model Train and Miniature Village Pavilion German to Epcot at Disney World .
  • Guliver’s Gate  [ archive ] , in Times Square , New York

Mexico

  • Teotihuacan Diorama, San Juan Teotihuacan , The museum houses a model scale pyramids complex and the city at the peak of its influence in the pre-Columbian era
  • Discover Mexico Park 34 . Diorama with miniature replicas (1:25) of the monuments and wonders of Mexico. Located on the island of Cozumel .

Asia and the Pacific

Australia

  • Cockington Green Gardens 35 , Canberra
  • Tudor village model 36 , Fitzroy Gardens , Melbourne
  • Model Dutch village 37 , Coffs Harbor , New South Wales

Burma

  • National Races Village 38 , Yangon

China

  • Splendid China Folk Village , Shenzhen
  • Window of the World
  • Beijing World Park 39
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center

South Korea

  • Aiins World (아인스 월드), Gyeonggi-do , Seoul
  • Jeju Soingook Theme Park (소인국 테마파크), Jeju Province

Indonesia

  • Taman Mini Indonesia Indah , Jakarta

Japan

  • Tobu World Square 40 , Kinugawa Onsen , Nikko

Malaysia

  • Islamic Heritage Park , Kuala Terengganu , Terengganu
  • Legoland Malaysia , Iskandar Malaysia , Johor
  • Tropical Village , Ayer Hitam , Johor
  • Taman Buaya Melaka , Ayer Keroh , Malacca

Taiwan

  • Window on China 41

Thailand

  • Mini Siam , Pattaya , Chonburi

South Africa

  • Santarama Miniland, Johannesburg , Gauteng
  • Durban Mini Town, Durban , KwaZulu-Natal

South America

  • Mini Mundo 42 , Gramado , Brazil

Middle East

United Arab Emirates

  • Legoland Dubai

Iran

  • Tehran Miniature garden

Israel

  • Israel Mini 43
  • Holyland model of Jerusalem , Israel

Other miniature exhibitions

There are also exhibitions in the world of model making that take place indoors, especially for model railroads in the form of dioramas .

References

  1. ↑ http://www.minimundus-bodensee.de/  [ archive ]
  2. ↑ Klein-Erzgebirge  [ archive ]
  3. ↑ ( en ) ” Lichtenstein – Mit über 100 weltbekannten Miniatur-Bauwerken im Maßstab 1:25 auf 4,5 Hektar Fläche ein touristischer Ausflug für die ganze Familie.  »  [ Archive ] , miniwelt.de
  4. ↑ ” http://www.modelvillage.ie/index.htm ” ( Archive • WikiWix • Archive.is • Google • What to do? )(Accessed September 14, 2017 )
  5. ↑ ” Italia in Miniatura ”  [ archive ] , italiainminiatura.com
  6. ↑ http://www.minitalia.com/it/home/  [ archive ]
  7. ↑ ( it ) Super User, ” www.sardegnainminiatura.it – ​​Home ”  [ archive ] , sardegnainminiatura.it
  8. ↑ ” http://uk.lilleputthammer.no/index.php ” ( Archive • WikiWix • Archive.is • Google • What to do? )(Accessed September 14, 2017 )
  9. ↑ http://www.matusovo-kralovstvo.sk/  [ archive ]
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  11. ↑ http://www.aventyrslandet.se/miniland.asp  [ archive ]
  12. ↑ ( it ) ” swissminiatur ”  [ archive ] , swissminiatur.ch
  13. ↑ ” Minicity Antalya ” ( Archive • WikiWix • Archive.is • Google • What to do? ) , Antalyanet.de
  14. ↑ ” Tourist Attraction / Activities in Blackpool – Blackpool Model Village ”  [ archive ] , blackpoolmodelvillage.com
  15. ↑ ” Anglesey Model Village and Gardens ”  [ archive ] , angleseymodelvillage.co.uk
  16. ↑ a and b http://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/things-to-do/godshill-model-village-p137341  [ archive]
  17. ↑ ( in ) ” Model Village in Great Yarmouth. Merrivale Model Village Norfolk, England »  [ archive ] , greatyarmouthmodelvillage.co.uk
  18. ↑ ( in ) ” Babbacombe Model Village ”  [ archive ] , babbacombemodelvillage.co.uk
  19. ↑ ” miniaturapark.co.uk ” ( Archive • Wikiwix • Archive.is • Google • What to do? ) , Miniaturapark.co.uk
  20. ↑ ” http://www.ruskinmuseum.com/usher.htm ” ( Archive • WikiWix • Archive.is • Google • What to do? )(Accessed September 14, 2017 )
  21. ↑ ( sv ) ” Lakeland Miniature Village attraction in the English Lake District ”  [ archive ] , lakelandminiaturevillage.com
  22. ↑ ( in ) ” Corfe Castle Model Village, Gardens & Cafe. Home page.  ”  [ Archive ] , corfecastlemodelvillage.co.uk
  23. ↑ http://www.portsmouth-guide.co.uk/local/modelvil.htm  [ archive ]
  24. ↑ ( in ) ” Southport Model Railway Village ”  [ archive ] , southportmodelrailwayvillage.co.uk
  25. ↑ http://www.enjoyengland.com/attractions/find-attraction/ProductDetail.aspx?Pid=125109  [ archive ]
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  27. ↑ http://www.skegnessuk.com/att_detail.php?id=313&cid=565&f=Skegness  [ archive ]
  28. ↑ ” Wistow.com – Model Village ”  [ archive ] , wistow.com
  29. ↑ http://www.bekonscot.com/ramsgate/  [ archive ]
  30. ↑ http://www.whitstablepier.com/mv/Hastings/index.html  [ archive ]
  31. ↑ http://www.whitstablepier.com/mv/Eastbourne/index.html  [ archive ]
  32. ↑ http://www.whitstablepier.com/mv/Wannock/index.html  [ archive ]
  33. ↑ http://www.ironhorsepark.net  [ archive ]
  34. ↑ http://www.discovermexico.org  [ archive ]
  35. ↑ ( in ) ” Cockington Green Gardens ”  [ archive ] , cockingtongreen.com.au
  36. ^ ” Tudor Miniature Village Fitzroy Gardens Melbourne ”  [ archive ] , funtours.com.au
  37. ↑ ” Dutch Village Model, Clog Barn, Coffs Harbor, NSW ”  [ archive ] , clogbarn.com.au
  38. ↑ ( in ) ” National Races Village ”  [ archive ] , myanmars.net
  39. ↑ ” Beijing World Park ” ( Archive • WikiWix • Archive.is • Google • What to do? ) , Kinabaloo.com
  40. ↑ ( ja ) ” TOBU WORLD SQUARE ”  [ archive ] , tobuws.co.jp
  41. ↑ http://www.woc.com.tw  [ archive ]
  42. ↑ http://minimundo.com.br/minimundo/index.htm  [ archive ]
  43. ↑ http://www.mini-israel.co.il/home_en.html  [ archive ]

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