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Tiny doors are waiting to be found across the country

4:11 AM, Sep 5, 2013   |    comments
This door is at the base of a tree in Holliday Park in Indianapolis. It is part of a Keebler-sponsored campaign called the Tiny Door Project. (Photo: Jolene Ketzenberger, The Indianapolis Star)
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Don't be surprised if a tiny door attached to a tree shows up in a park near you. Tiny doors are popping up across the country.

Inspired by the miniature doors like the one a father-son team placed at the base of a tree in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the folks at Keebler decided to install tiny doors around the country with The Tiny Door Project. Now it seems others are getting in on the fun.

Keebler is the company behind the cookies "baked by little elves in a hollow tree."

According to a report from KNTV-TV in the Bay Area, the door in Golden Gate Park appeared in March. News of the tiny door spread on Flickr and a local blog bringing the curious out to the park to see it. Some of the door's visitors leave notes inside the door. One teenager left a note that said, "I like cheesecake," which was found by another visitor.

According to TinyDoorProject.com, there are two doors in Indianapolis' Holliday Park. The project officially has tiny doors in eight other cities: Swope Park in Kansas City, Mo.; Humboldt Park in Milwaukee; Eden Park in Cincinnati; on Heidleberg Street in Detroit; South Park in Pittsburgh; Elmira Park in Durham, N.C.; Lake Eola Park in Orlando; and MacFarlane Park in Tampa. But from the pictures, there are doors in other locations.

There doesn't seem to be any purpose to the tiny door campaign, other than creating a little whimsical fun. According to the site, "Do you believe the world could use a little more magic? We do."

If interested in creating a tiny door, the website has a step-by-step guide. The Tiny Door Project is displaying photos of tiny doors that have been submitted from around the country. Photos can be submitted on their site or by using the #tinydoors.

Jolene Ketzenberger, The Indianapolis Star

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