The design of Pop Century is bright, colorful, and a celebration of American pop culture from the 1950s to the 1990s. An example of Pop Century's design is the array of shadowboxes you can find on the wall in the lobby which containing popular toys and fads from throughout the decades!
I believe that part of Pop Century's appeal is the nostalgia. Parents enjoy seeing items from their own childhood while making memories with their own children at the same time; and for me, these shadowboxes are one of my favorite ways to take a trip down memory lane. They are also a great way to pass the time if there's a wait to check-in!
One of my favorite shadowboxes is one from the 90s. Since I was a kid during this decade, viewing this shadowbox is like looking at a piece of my childhood! I found lots of toys that I hadn't seen in years or that were on my Christmas list years ago.
Fellow kids from the 90s, do you remember Furbys and Tamagotchis? How about Gameboys before they had color screens? Hand-held Fishing Games, Beanie Babies, and Power Rangers? Blues Clues and Pokemon? I have to mention Pocahontas too, I watched that VHS tape over and over. Remember when "Colors of the Wind" was on the radio all the time?
The next time you visit Pop Century, take some time to enjoy these shadowbox exhibits. There are several so you are sure to find something you had or remember from your childhood. Check them out and include your kids and grandkids! They will probably enjoy learning about the toys you had as a kid. It's a way to make new memories while revisiting old ones!