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San Jose's miniature world.

San Jose's miniature world

Alice in Wonderland felt this way after swallowing the currant cake marked "Eat me." So did Gulliver on meeting the Lilliputians, and Godzilla on meeting Tokyo. Large is what you feel on entering the World of Miniature in San Jose.

Four years old, World of Miniature is an ample spread of buildings, rooms, and vehicles--all eminently comfortable for anyone under 6 inches tall. You start by veiwing a collection of 1 1/12-scale rooms that span America's history from pre-Revolutionary times to the 1980s. Mount Vernon's walls hold replicas of portraits given to George Washington while he was president. The more recent past is represented by a Depression-era kitchen and a scene from the late 1940s, a Stewart Warner TV set glowing in a blond oak living room.

From interiors, you go on to elaborate scenes re-creating railroading's past: one depicts Glenwood Springs, Colorado, as the California Zephyr rolls through town, each of its silver streamlined cars a reminder of train travel's halcyon days.

The last display leads you down the streets of a complete miniature city: from the Electric Park amusement park (whose name is spelled out in flowers near a working carousel), past a bank, ballet studio, men's club, city hall, and newspaper to a library that carries tiny back issues of Sunset. Starting November 25, the town will be decked out for Christmas.

World of Miniature, at 1375 S. Bascom Avenue, is open 10:30 to 5:30 Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 Sundays. Admission is $4 adults, $2.50 for ages 3 through 12. Parking is free. For more information, call (408) 294-4256.
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Date:Nov 1, 1986
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