It's hard for me to think of a
massive Christmas exhibit as
being the fifth largest tourist
attraction in the entire country.
I mean, sure, it's still a tradition to show
up at the local Macy's to check out the
Christmas decorations, but for my generation,
the idea that a Christmas exhibit
could draw out 1.5 million visitors, more
tourists than either Yellowstone Park or the
Statue of Liberty received, is stunning. But
at the height of its popularity, that's exactly
what the Ford Rotunda was.