Shooting Gallery

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Shooting Gallery
Other Name(s) Mechanical Shooting Gallery
Rifle Range and Shooting Gallery
Type Skill-Based Games
Park Section Center
Opened Unknown
Closed Unknown
Number of Stories 1

A Shooting Gallery, sometimes called the Mechanical Shooting Gallery or combined with the Rifle Range was part of Olentangy Park for most of the park's run. Sometimes, the attraction was an open outdoor area - possibly a booth.[1] In the early 1900s, it was located near the Crystal Maze. It most likely had toy guns and/or water guns and visitors used them to hit targets to win prizes.

In 1916, two rifles were stolen from the Shooting Gallery.[2]

A new shooting gallery was added on the Midway near the Dancing Pavilion in 1929.[3]

See Also


  1. 1901 Sanborn Map. Franklin County, Ohio. Vol. 1 - Sheet #63
  2. "Multitude of Petty Thefts is Reported." Columbus Evening Dispatch. 25 September 1916. Pg. 3.
  3. "Bathrooms and Rink." The Columbus Dispatch. 14 April 1929. Pg. 85.