×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: mini israel | miniature | tourism

Mini Israel Offers Tourists Entire Country, in Miniature Form

Mini Israel Offers Tourists Entire Country, in Miniature Form
In this July 22, 2003 file photo, tourists view a scale model of Jerusalem's 'Dome of the Rock' during a visit to the Mini Israel model park in Latrun in Israel. (Reinhard Krause/Reuters/Landov

By    |   Sunday, 28 September 2014 02:29 PM

Visitors to Israel on a tight schedule can see the entire country in miniature form at Mini Israel, a tourism destination in the Ayalon Valley between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

The 15-acre site includes more than 350 detailed 1:25 scale models of the country’s most well-known sites and monuments, ranging from the Temple Mount to a bus station.

Vote Now: Should the U.S. Continue to Support Israel?

Visitors walk along the Mini Israel paths, which are shaped like a Star of David, visiting sites including Mount Hermon, Tel Aviv beach, the churches of Galilee, and the Bahai Gardens.

Thousands of moving figurines with sound effects depict everything from Jews praying at the Western Wall to soccer fans cheering at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem and Maestro Isaac Stern conducting a violin master class, according to the Jewish Journal, which called the Mini Israel attraction "an exceedingly popular tourist venue."

Tourists can “see it all small” in about three hours, including about 70,000 dwarf plants of species that grow in the various areas of the country.

Be Heard: Should the U.S. Cut Back Israel Support? Vote Here

Each of the Star of David’s triangles represent an area of the country: Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Galilee, the Negev, and the Center.

Audio guides and motorized carts are available to tour the site, and signs are posted in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. An indoor visitor’s center includes a 3-D movie of Israeli landscapes, a film about the creation of the park, eateries, and a souvenir shop. The attraction also offers special events, such as fireworks, concerts, and dance performances.

Mini Israel opened at the end of 2002. The site ranks 378th of 585 attractions in Israel, averaging three and a half out of five stars from 98 reviews, according to TripAdvisor.com.

Editor's Note: Newsmax Readers Weigh In on Israel. Vote Now

© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


FastFeatures
Visitors to Israel on a tight schedule can see the entire country in miniature form at Mini Israel, a tourism destination in the Ayalon Valley between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
mini israel, miniature, tourism
309
2014-29-28
Sunday, 28 September 2014 02:29 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved