Mickey Mouse Town

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Mickey Mouse Town
Other Name(s) White Mouse Exhibit
Type Exhibitions
Park Section Unknown
Opened Unknown
Closed 1937 (park closure)

There was an exhibit at Olentangy Park called Mickey Mouse Town featuring over 500 white mice.[1] Thomas Slack of Powell, Ohio, was the custodian and created the various miniature park rides for the mice to play on including Ferris Wheels, Merry-Go-Rounds, and a "Mickey Mouse Hotel."[2] After the park's closure, the exhibit was moved to the Haenlein Brothers' new Zoo Amusement Park across from the Columbus Zoo.[3]


  1. "Olentangy's Menagerie." Columbus Evening Dispatch. 3 June 1937. Pg. 22.
  2. Kuster, Gordon. "Band Opens At Olentangy Park." The Columbus Dispatch. 7 August 1933. Pg. 10.
  3. "Popular Zoo Park Attraction." Columbus Dispatch. 31 August 1939. Pg. B5.