Nestled in the foothills of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, picture-perfect Tiny Town makes the tiniest of humans feel like a giant.

In 1915, George Turner started building the tiny structures as a way to entertain his daughter. Originally called Turnerville, the miniature municipality housed 125 buildings by 1924 when it reached its heyday. George Turned sold the town in 1927.

In the 70s, a model train buff, Lyle Fulkerson, bought Tiny Town and began restoring it. He was tragically killed shortly after by a runaway train car on his way to Tiny Town.

In the mid-80s, a real estate group turned Tiny Town into a civic project that brought volunteers together to restore the buildings to their original states, bringing the tiny ghost town back to life.

Now the Tiny Town is thriving as a popular tourist attraction just outside of Denver in Morrison, Colo., offering visitors tours of the tiny buildings, train rides on miniature trains and more. Thousands of visitors large and small visit the park every year.

[Atlas Obscura]