In September, it was announced that Michaels Fun World was closing its doors after 30 years in business in Northwest Davenport.

Well, with any business closing, they need to clear out the building - and the most effective way to do that is through an auction.

Unlike most businesses, Michaels was the most fun place in the Quad Cities for kids and families to host birthday parties, weekend get-togethers, and a spot to hangout during summer break, which means that there's some really cool stuff in this auction.

You can view the auction here, but we went ahead and put together a shortlist of some of the cooler items.

Let's start with some of the iconic stuff from Michaels Fun World. They have dozens and dozens of go karts in the auction, from parts karts to fully operational, to motors, to body kits. Every kid remembers the day they got their Michaels Fun World Go-Kart License, and you could relive those days as you and your buddies race around the block in your neighborhood.

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One of the first things you'd see as you walked into the giant building that housed Michaels Fun World, was the never-ending rock climbing wall that would rotate around, faster and faster until eventually you fell onto the padded mat below.

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The next thing you'd see is the trampoline basketball court, where you could pretend you were an NBA level player that could dunk a basketball, or maybe live out your favorite Slam Ball highlight clips.

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Following that, was the place you and your friends played the most intense game of tag, in the multi-level playground that had a series of tubes, walkways with obstacles, and slides. You could buy the whole thing.

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At some point, we all played the Bowlingo game of miniature bowling, with the pins that were attached to a string and used balls that were about the size of a softball that you could throw underhand at a too-high speed for a near-guaranteed strike. Imagine this thing being the pièce de résistance of your basement bar man cave.

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While we're talking about beefing up the mancave, perhaps some arcade games could be in your future - they're auctioning all of them.

Maybe some Super Shot basketball?

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Or a couple of cabinet arcade games, like this combo Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga cabinet.

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Skee-Ball is a staple of any arcade, and you could get one of the 5 machines for a party of your own.

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No cool place is complete without an air hockey table to settle a beef with your buddies at.

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If there were ever a prize you really wanted from the ticket redemption store, but never had enough tickets, now's your opportunity to get it. The ticket redemption prizes are being sold by the bin for pennies on the dollar.

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This is just one of dozens of boxes. Check out the full auction at Backes Auctioneers.

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