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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Places to Visit

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

Museum of Whimsy – Astoria, Oregon

The Museum of Whimsy in downtown Astoria, Oregon is home to one collector’s personal treasury of odd, intriguing, and, well, whimsical artifacts collected over a lifetime of travels and treasure hunting.

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Modern Pinball NYC – New York, New York

Modern Pinball NYC is a family-friendly pinball arcade, museum, and education centre located a short walk from the historic Gramercy Theatre in New York City’s East Side.

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Popeye Museum – Chester, Illinois

The Popeye Museum in Chester, Illinois thrills fans of the popular cartoon character with memorabilia representing almost every era and incarnation of pop culture’s most recognizable sailor.

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Museum of Things – Berlin, Germany

The Museum der Dinge – Museum of Things – in Berlin, Germany houses a collection of toys, housewares, decor, furniture, and other objects of everyday life manufactured in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Musée des Arts Forains – Paris, France

Musée des Arts Forains – Museum of Fairground Arts – is a colourful and lively museum committed to preserving the history of carnivals and fairgrounds from around the world.

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McDonald’s Museum – San Bernadino, California

The McDonald’s Museum, located along Route 66 in San Bernadino, offers visitors a look at the history of McDonald’s through toys, signs, packaging, and other vintage memorabilia associated with the fast-food giant.

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The Bunny Museum – Altadena, California

The Bunny Museum in Altadena, California is home to the largest collection of bunny memorabilia in the world, featuring over 35,000 objects and a family of live rabbits that call the Museum home.

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Fairy Tale Museum – Nicosia, Cyprus

The Fairy Tale Museum in Nicosia, Cyprus interprets the words and illustrations from beloved fairy tales to create a physical world for visitors in which to explore, discover, and dream.

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Library of Congress – Washington, D.C.

The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. is the largest library in the world and caretaker to a plethora of rare books, recordings, images, and other media of historical and cultural significance.

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