Middletown, Connecticut: Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center
- 1003 Newfield St., Middletown, CT
- I-91 exit 22-S onto Hwy 9. Drive south one mile to exit 19. Turn east onto Hwy 372, then make an immediate left onto Hwy 3/Shunpike Rd. Drive south one mile, bearing left at the stoplight. Wild Bill's will be on the right, just past the gas station.
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A farm silo turned into the World's Largest Jack-in-the-Box is just another freaky project for senior love child Wild Bill Ziegler. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/22/2009]
Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center: In a far corner of Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center, if you can squeeze your way past his collection of 500 hand-painted Lithuanian trolls, and his case of giant trilobites from Morocco, you might be able to wedge open the door into his office. [11/26/2009] Complete Story...
World's Largest Jack-In-The-Box: The World's Largest Jack-In-The-Box has made its debut in Middletown, Connecticut. It's impressive in scale, and owner William "Wild Bill" Ziegler is proud that nothing about it is normal. [10/18/2008] Complete Story...
Visitor Tips and News About Wild Bill's Nostalgia Center
Amazing! It's wall to wall (and floor to ceiling) filled with things that are bound to make you go, "I remember this!" CDs, DVDs, tapes, old lunch boxes, toys, vintage clothes, albums, pornographic magazines (in the 18 and older section, of course) and so much more. Beyond the items for sale, the store is full of crazy statues and other things (such as funhouse mirrors) that make it fun to explore.
The outside is not to be missed, either. The entire exterior is painted up like an old carnival ride with monsters, creepy clowns, rock stars, and pop culture references. To the side of the store, the owner is currently restoring an old spooky fun house that looks amazing, and I cannot wait to go back to visit when it is open. The gentleman that we spoke with also said they plan to bring in more old carnival rides and restore them.[natty, 08/02/2013]
A fantastic shop stuffed with a variety of strange and wonderful stuff, ranging from scorpion necklaces to Magic 8 Ball telephones. It's hard to say what's more amazing -- the inside or the outside. The outside walls are adorned with celebrity icons (Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe) and side show art. There's also a VW bug sticking out of the front wall under a huge image of the man himself, Wild Bill.[Jo Weinhardt, 12/24/2009]