Israel in a Small Scale – Park Mini Israel

Dror Bederman

Dror Bederman

Tour Designer and Expert Tour Guide in Israel.

Park Mini Israel was opened to the public in 2002 and is presenting the sites, the colored and the history of Israel in one place, and in a scale that enables everything to be placed in one big compound.

Most models in the park are at a scale of 1:25, except for some unique models such as the Walls of Jerusalem or the Menorah of the Knesset.  Some of the models are interactive and are activated at a push of a button. Such is the Plaza of the Western Wall, with many miniature dolls moving back and forth as if praying, or the Teddy Stadium showing a live football game with players moving around and the sounds of a cheering crowd.

The park offers also live shows for children in a fairly new amphitheater, and you can buy a combined ticket for both the park and the show.

What can you see in the park?

If you look carefully, you will see that the routes of the park all form the shape of David’s Shield with the left side presenting the north, the right side presenting the south and looking forward you can see Jerusalem.

Each part of the park, representing another part of Israel, has models of the main sites and buildings identified with each of the areas.

For example, at the central area, you will see Ben Gurion Airport with planes moving on the runways, the Israel Electric Station “Orot Rabin” and the Weizmann Institute.

The area of Haifa models the Bahai Gardens, Haifa port whereas the Galilee area is presented by the Arc Cave and the caves of Rosh Hanikra.

Some other religious structures can be found in the Golan area with the Church of the Mountain of Happiness and the Rambam grave, as well as Mount Hermon,

An entire section is dedicated to the Capital of Israel, Jerusalem, where you can see models of various structures sacred to all three religions such as the Western Wall, El Akza Mosque and the Trinity Church.

There are many more surprises in the park, for you to discover and enjoy.

Our Recommendation

It is recommended to arrive to the park around late afternoon hours to enjoy the lights that go on at night, making the park look colorful and vibrant, and also the cool air evening air.

There is not much shadow in the park and most routes are exposed to the hot summer sun, to it is recommended to either come at the cooler hours of the day or bring a hat and some sun screen as well as water bottles. These can be refilled at the cold water facilities scattered around the park.

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