Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, KY

The Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, KY
The Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, KY

When it comes to doll collections, there's a thin line between creepy and cute.

The Great American Dollhouse Museum stays on the right side of the line with a miniature village of neighborhoods, streetscapes, rural areas and forests instead of traditional displays and cases.

Visitors wind their way through an assortment of alleys and roads, peering into the backs of houses to see what the dolls inside are doing. The whole scene represents a 1900-style America, but smaller. A separate carpeted playroom with a hands-on dollhouse village allows little ones to rearrange and play as long as they like, and a classroom provides space for school groups, birthday parties and other gatherings. The village changes with time, so each visit reveals something new.

There are hundreds of “residents” here, many antique and handmade, all historically dressed and posed as if they are interacting with the other inhabitants. There’s also a playroom where you can touch the dolls and even have a little tea party, if that's your thing.

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