Merchandising meccas and other commercial curiosities. Our exhibits range from the early 20th to early 21st centuries.
The northwest anchor store, originally a New York City-based B. Altman, was shuttered in September 1990. It sat vacant until Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based Kohl's assumed a large portion of the space, in September 1994. Photo from Queen City Discovery Photo Gallery
A snapshot of the shuttered Wonderpark Family Fun Center, which opened in August 2001 and closed in March 2008. The 21,000 square foot entertainment complex consisted of kiddie ride amusements, such as dodgem cars, the Boa Squeeze mini roller coaster and a mini train. Photo from Dave Menninger