Fairfield, Ohio: Jungle Jim's International Market
Playful brainchild of store owner Jim Bonaminio, the elaborate, animated displays distract children long enough for parents to complete shopping. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/04/2012]
Visitor Tips and News About Jungle Jim's International Market
Who knew grocery shopping could be so much fun! It is whimsical and clever, with something new to discover on every aisle; the life-size fire truck on top of a display of hot sauces and the authentic Indian cab in the Indian food section are just two examples. We took tons of pictures and no one objected.[Gordon Family, 08/30/2011]
My wife and I decided to check this place out on a whim, and it was SO WORTH the extra gas! It's so hard to describe the sheer amount of things to see at Jungle Jim's. The kicker for my wife was the realization that they had moved the entire old monorail system that used to be at King's Island, and installed it in the parking lot! They seem to be okay with pictures now. Nobody stopped me, anyway.[Steve, 05/19/2011]
Seeking out Jungle Jim's wacky grocery store was well worth the detour. I have to say, it's the coolest grocery store ever! Any kid would beg to go shopping with mom! When we first walked in, it seemed like any other big grocers....until we saw the singing Cambells soup can up on his swing. A simple trip to the restrooms was a pleasant surprise as well (I won't give the surprise away - sorry!). There were delights to see all over the store as well as an amazingly large selection of product to choose from. We left the store with smiles on our faces and a cart full of stuff to take back to Canada and show off.[T.Devonshire, 11/10/2006]
January 2007: Unofficial word is that Jungle Jim's will be lifting its ban on visitor photography. Here's the store's Robin Hood scene...
Went and enjoyed browsing around but wanted to pass on one important note - Jungle Jim's does not allow photographs inside the store! I was very disappointed in that. They say on their sign that you can buy their postcards (since you can't take pictures) but when we finally found the postcards they were pretty lacking. I wanted cards of the main attractions (singing animals, Aisle of Inferno...) and they didn't have them. Mostly cards of Jungle Jim himself.[thj, 08/24/2006]
Another tipster sent in this photo taken in an unnamed location of an unidentified soup can man swinging near the bread aisle. Perhaps Jungle Jim's attractions look something like this!