Columbus, Wisconsin: Scale Model of the World's First Ferris Wheel

1/50th scale, which means it's five feet tall. Merely one of Dan Amato's collection of thousands of "Columbus Expobilia" from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

Christopher Columbus Museum

239 Whitney St., Columbus, WI
Inside the Christopher Columbus Museum, which is inside the Columbus Antiques Mall. On the west side of the Crawfish River, adjacent to the Columbus Water and Light Co. Take US 151 exit 118 and drive east on James St. into town. And the end of downtown turn left onto N. Water St., drive two blocks, then turn right onto Whitney St.
Daily 8:15-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$2 suggested donation.
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Scale Model of the World's First Ferris Wheel

An interesting stop in Wisconsin's largest antique mall. The model is quite large, and the history is intriguing! Each car was meant for 60 people. Wild. The antique mall is great to wander as well.

[Leah, 08/25/2020]

Model Ferris wheel.

Scale Model of the World's First Ferris Wheel

The museum contains a lot of information and artifacts from the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Museum hours: 8:15-4 (Except Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving), $2 suggested donation.

[Ron Renken, 05/15/2013]

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