Fairfield, Ohio: Jungle Jim's International Market

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5440 Dixie Hwy, Fairfield, OH
North of Cincinnati. Ohio Route 4 then west on Dixie Hwy -- after Holden Blvd at Jungle Jim Drive.
Daily 8 am - 10 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Jungle Jim's International Market.

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]

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Jungle Jim Story theater.

Jungle Jim's International Market

Jungle Jim's has a small movie theater that shows a 13-minute video of the history of the place. It's worth watching. The most unusual items that we saw for sale were various bugs, including dehydrated scorpions and flavored crickets. The restrooms with their porta-potty fronts are worth a visit as well.

[Rochelle Riordan, 10/11/2017]

Hot Sauce fire truck.

Jungle Jim's Grocery Store

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]

Jungle Jim's.

Jungle Jim's Unusual Grocery Store

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]

Robin Hood at Jungle Jim's.

Jungle Jim's Wacky Grocery Store

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...

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