Columbus, Ohio: Walk O' Wonders (Gone)

Fondly remembered miniature landmark attraction that was in the parking lot of the Great Western Shopping Center in the 1960s.
Directions:
Was at Great Western Shopping Center corner of W. Broad St (US40) and Wilson Rd.
Hours:
Gone from Columbus since 1970.
Status:
Gone

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Eiffel Tower replica.

Walk O' Wonders

The "Wonders" were a great way to interest an 11-year-old in the world beyond Ohio. We visited in the summer of 1961 and I went home and read everything I could about them! It was fun.

[Anne Wilson, 09/29/2018]

Wonders supposedly never cease, but the Walk 'O Wonders entertained its last pedestrian in 1970.

Walk O Wonders.

Walk O Wonders

As a kid in the '60s I always enjoyed the "Walk O Wonders" at the Great Western shopping center on the west side of Columbus. I can remember this attraction, visited it often, and was sad when it was removed. I was very surprised to find very little on the internet about it. While looking through old photos I found some of the Walk O Wonders.

[Jeffrey A. Kennedy, 10/19/2009]

Walk of Wonders - 1960s.

Walk of Wonders - Vague Recollections

Our car broke down in Columbus during a summer trip. While waiting, we discovered the Walk of Wonders. Here's a photo with the Kroger in the background.

[Patrick Murphy, 08/13/2009]

The Sphinx and Pyramids.

Walk of Wonders - The Builders

My grandfather was Ivan Pusecker, and he was both an artist and a set/display designer. He and his employees made the Walk of Wonders, as well as a Mississippi River paddle boat scale replica for John Galbreath, and many of the Christmas displays for Lazarus over the years.

We have the original over-sized postcards for the Walk of Wonders, as taken by professional photographers. They are a great example of what he could do with a good design and a little time.

[Mike Pusecker, 05/13/2009]

Taj Mahal in miniature.

Walk O' Wonders

This attraction was demolished due to cost of upkeep. It was put up in the 1960s. There was a recent story related to the designer and artist Ivan E. Pusecker in the West Side News, a local paper in Columbus OH. Mr. Pusecker lived most of his life on the west side of Columbus.

[M. Mobley, 08/13/2007]

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