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.
Was at Great Western Shopping Center corner of W. Broad St (US40) and Wilson Rd.
Gone from Columbus since 1970.

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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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