Attractions March 29, 2017
This Roadside Attraction In Pennsylvania Is The Most Unique Thing You’ve Ever Seen
Remember the old lady who lived in a shoe? Maybe you were one of those kids who dreamed of living in a shoe when you grew up. Now you can discover just what life must be like living in a house-sized shoe – complete with an ice cream shop – when you visit perhaps the most unique roadside attraction in Pennsylvania.
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Drive through the Pennsylvania countryside and you might just do a double-take when a house-sized shoe appears on the horizon.
Pull over for a memorable adventure unlike any other in Pennsylvania. The Haines Shoe House, a fixture in York since 1948, welcomes guests for a guided tour and a delicious treat.
The brainchild of Mahlon Haines aka "The Shoe Master," the Haines Shoe House debuted in 1948 as a charming yet quirky guesthouse that attracted newlyweds as well as older couples.
Jeff and Melanie Schmuck took ownership of the beloved roadside attraction during the winter of 2015, ensuring the public continued to have access to the Haines Shoe House.
Stop by the storybook shoe house for a 25 minute guided tour that will provide you insight into the shoe house's past and just might kick start your imagination. The fee for the guided tour is five dollars while children five and under are free.
Marvel at the uniqueness of this house-sized shoe house and, after your tour, get ready to tantalize your taste buds.
No stop at the Haines Shoe House would be complete without a scrumptious treat. Opt for something sugary sweet - a cake pop, peanut butter fudge, angel food cake, a shoe brownie, or...
Order your favorite old-fashioned ice cream treat - an ice cream cone, an ice cream float, or a raspberry ice cream sandwich - to celebrate your visit to the Haines Shoe House.
Grab a seat in the cozy shoe house or head outdoors to a picnic table shaded by an umbrella.
Stop by the gift shop to stock up on souvenirs - t-shirts, magnets, and other gifts - to commemorate your visit to one of Pennsylvania's most unique roadside attractions.
The Haines Shoe House is officially open for the 2017 season. Visit between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Memorial Day. After Memorial Day, the Shoe House welcomes guests Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Haines Shoe House is open annually from the first day of spring through October. Fall hours - from Labor Day until Halloween - are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Haines Shoe House
197 Shoe House Road
York, PA 17406
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