Colorful but motionless hot air balloons and kites hover above a fantastic village.
Adjacent to the airfield and cafe below the model airplanes is a display of a child’s vintage pedal cart under a steam engine tractor . . . making for an interesting contrast in wheels.
In The Spirit of Aviation, opened in 2002, vintage model airplanes fly above a 1950s airfield complete with a period cafe and 7UP memorabilia. Among the models are a WWI Fokker triplane, a P47N Thunderbolt, and other fighter as well as civilian aircraft.
Sailors’ rigging knots embellish this display of another model viewed along the Heritage of the Sea walkway.
Packaging a model ship inside a glass bottle is a classic challenge and makes a nice display among the various models along the tiered walkway.
The walkway’s outer wall is lined with displays of various tools, ship models and other nautical paraphernalia.
This enormous octopus in turn eyes the sea creature as fair game for his own lunch. This attack is viewed from ground level below the second tier walkway.
A gargantuan sea creature is about to devour a whaling expedition for lunch in the Heritage At Sea building, added in 1990. The creature measures 60’ high and 200’ long and is viewed via a three tiered walkway that surrounds it.
These colorful circus wagon wheels and clown mask are displayed in The Circus Building. Opened in 1985, this building displays innumerable miniature circuses comprised of wagons, animals and tents.
The Doll House Maze opened in 1984, and displays more than 200 styles of doll houses. This multi-windowed house is backlit with the glow of larger stained glass windows.