Denmark Pavilion

Denmark's pavilion was privately sponsored and for the most part featured a supervised playground modeled after the one in Copenhagen's famous Tivoli Gardens. In its 160 foot long area, children could sail paper boats, whisk down a dispsy-doodle slide, explore a maze, play in a giant sandbox, and climb about a Forbidden House where they could peak through a huge keyhole, stamp on the floors or take a turn at the ship's helm. A children's cafe, adjoining the playground, had seats shaped like birds and served treats in child-sized portions. The playground was a useful baby-sitter for parents who wished to explore other attractions. Admission to the playground was 50 cents.

The pavilion also featured an exhibit area and several Danish restaurants. Fine Danish products - toys, dinnerware, glassware, cutlery and furniture were for sale in its shops. A "hall of fame" pictured some of Denmark's historic Danes like storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen and Neils Bohr, father of atomic energy.

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