Whether you’re 2 years old, 20 years old or 99 years old, toy stores are always fascinating.
It’s a feeling you want to experience over and over again.
Well, here are 6 specialty toy stores you must visit in the US.
Lark Toys, Kellogg
This family-run toy store is perfect for infants as it is for grandma/grandpa.
Lark is well-known for a wide collection of gorgeous, inimitable vintage toys which will give any adult a fabulous wander down the memory lane.
You can also visit their bookstore or play a mini-golf game.
My niece never forgets the whimsical hand-carved wooden carousel ride at Lark.
American Girl Place, Chicago
Hello doll lovers! I found your paradise! It’s actually the biggest toy store in the US! 52,000 sq. feet of JUST DOLLS!
The American Girl Place is the perfect store for dolls and accessories.
Even if you’re not shopping, you can always visit the store to take some selfies or to take your dolls, you or your kids for a hair and nails makeover at the magnificent doll salon!
How about the sweet little café section to host tea parties with dolls?
Just like Lark, these toys go at premium prices, but the quality and experience is more than worth it!
The Lego Store, Mall of America, Minnesota
How would we leave out Legos, the most popular toy in the world? A fantastic choice even for adults.
Minnesota’s Lego Store is the largest Lego store in America with over 6,000 sq. feet.
The view is breathtaking from the second floor.
The collection of Lego sets here is gigantic. You will not miss any Lego set here; actually, you’ll find Lego sets that you weren’t aware they existed!
You’re gonna find the huge Pick-A Brick wall where you fill cups with an assortment of Lego pieces you prefer.
What’s more, if you’ve lost a piece from the Lego sets, this is the place to buy single pieces or also get some unique pieces for that special project you or your kid is working on.
Charles RO Supply Company, Massachusetts
If you or your little one is fascinated by train sets, this is the perfect toy store for you. Charles Ro is the utopia for model-train fanatics.
Set up in 1972, and occupying over 50,000 sq. feet, this is the biggest toy train store in America and the world!
It’s also the Number One Train Dealer in the US and the largest Lionel trains dealer in the world!
Charles Ro, the founder, set it up as a side hustle to supplement earnings from the beauty salon, but over time, it became so lucrative he did away with the curling irons and dryers and ran to the whole-hog trains.
The store looks exactly like a real-world train station and is loaded with any type of train set you would ever imagine.
At the second floor, you’re gonna watch as the trains set up get in motion.
The warehouse and showroom has at least 6 trains running full time, from the minute the store opens on Saturday morning to the end of the working day.
A2Z Science & Learning Store in Northampton, Massachusetts
If you or your child are science enthusiasts, A2Z Science & Learning store is the toy store for you!
The store was established in 1987 and specializes in Science/Development Toys and Games.
Essentially any STEM-related toys.
It’s the place for those little engineers and builders.
Make sure you schedule a visit during the local Lego-building showdowns.
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles in Washington, DC
Looking to stock up on tabletop board games and puzzles? You definitely need to visit Labyrinth.
They have the greatest variety of puzzles and board games.
What’s more, the store hosts a weekly Friday night for games and tournaments and a monthly tournament too.
If your kid(s) is 7+ years, you will have the luxury of dropping them off at Labyrinth one Saturday night 5-9 PM each month.
Kids spend the evening playing board games and puzzles with peers over pizza.
This is the time for that date night, right?