KCCI Archive: Iowan creates a little town in the garden for the grandkids



you won’t find this city on any map. In fact, this town with its church, school, and general store doesn’t even have a *** name, but if it did, it would be called something like munchkin town. The reason is pretty obvious once you try to walk through the door of the only house in town. Please watch your head. You just wouldn’t believe the oohs and aahs coming out of people. It’s really exciting this downtown scale in Vernon’s violent backyard. Carlson started out as a *** place for grandkids. It was a playroom for the grandchildren at the time, we also had to play house for you I believe. Likewise. Each building is designed to be as detailed and realistic as possible. The two-room house has a *** woodstove, a *** bedroom, the school, tiny offices, the general store is stocked with pint-sized dry goods, and the church even has a pump organ in working order. Who will be the first to marry here. And of course our eldest granddaughter is only 10 years old and I think it will be someone before then. The Carlsons have been collecting antiques for years across the country. They thought it would be a *** new way to display their collection. Others apparently think so too. Carlson spent *** a lot of time giving tours. This miniature town has attracted enough attention that the state’s tourism division would love to see the Carlsons turn it into a *** tourist attraction that maybe *** for a few more years until Vernon Barlun retires and turns it into a *** full-time application. I think it’s a *** hobby that got out of control, that’s basically what happened. In the meantime, plans are underway for other buildings, such as the *** Livery Stable. This little town just keeps growing so, according to with an eye on Stanhope of Iowa.

KCCI Archive: Iowan creates a little town in the garden for the grandkids

You won’t find this town on any map. In fact, this town with its church, school and general store doesn’t even have a name. But if it was, it might be called something like “Munchkinville.” Watch the video above to see the town Mike Carlson created for his grandchildren.

You won’t find this town on any map. In fact, this town with its church, school and general store doesn’t even have a name.

But if it was, it might be called something like “Munchkinville.”

Watch the video above to see the town Mike Carlson created for his grandchildren.