Here are some assorted thoughts about the Dells I wasn’t able to work into longer pieces.

Signs that Tommy Bartlett’s Exploratory was conceived in the 1970s:
— It used to be called Tommy Bartlett’s Robot World.
— I’m sure I heard the theme to the original Battlestar Galactica TV show in one exhibit.
— One of the computers in the spaceship hallway appears to have a 5 1/2 inch floppy drive — cutting edge technology.
— Pervasive old-school Dr. Who feel.

Top Secret draws in the kids with its upside-down White House facade. Inside, guides take you past Area 51 monsters while cracking Henny Youngman jokes. This must have been quite the hip place when the X Files was on TV. Zoltar bonus: There’s a Bill Clinton fortune teller amusement in the entry way.

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