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Places to Visit

Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.

Museum of the Playing Card – Turnhout, Belgium

The Museum of the Playing Card – or Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart as it’s known in Belgium – highlights the history and cultural significance of playing cards through the centuries.

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Crayola Experience – Easton, Pennsylvania

With over 65,000 square feet of attractions, the Crayola Experience in Easton, Pennsylvania allows visitors to immerse themselves in the art and science behind the iconic crayon brand.

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Cosmosphere – Hutchinson, Kansas

Next time you’re near Hutchinson, Kansas, drop into the Cosmosphere, a museum and education center housing more than 13,000 U.S. and Russian space exploration artifacts.

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National Farm Toy Museum – Dyersville, Iowa

Since its opening in 1986, the National Farm Toy Museum has combined over 30,000 farm toys, pedal tractors, and dioramas with exhibits on agricultural history.

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ARTlandya – Tenerife, Spain

ARTlandya brings recognition to the art of doll making through a collection of fine-art dolls and teddy bears from contemporary artists.

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Who North America – Camby, Indiana

Who North America in Camby, Indiana offers U.S.-based Dr. Who fans a haven to geek-out on the world’s longest-running science fiction television series.

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Toy Joy – Austin, Texas

Crowned by USA Today as one of the top 10 toy stores in the world and the world’s best toy store by Travel & Leisure Magazine, Toy Joy offers visitors over 4,000 square feet of modern toys with an eclectic twist.

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Museum of Childhood – Edinburgh, Scotland

The Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh display toys and games and explores all aspects of British childhood from the mid-19th century to the present day.

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