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Places to Visit

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

World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex – Branson, Missouri

The World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex includes six unique museums and over a million toys and games housed in a multi-building complex located on the attraction-packed Branson Strip in Branson, Missouri.

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Rancho Obi-Wan – Petaluma, California

Located in Petaluma, California (a city in the wine-rich region of Sonoma County) Rancho Obi-Wan is a non-profit museum dedicated to the collection and preservation of Star Wars artifacts.

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Lucy Desi Museum – Jamestown, New York

Lucy Desi Museum in Jamestown, New York recognizes the contributions of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to television, movies, and pop culture.

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Moonlight Rollerway – Glendale, California

Moonlight Rollerway is a long-standing roller rink in Glendale, California. Originally opened as Harry’s Roller Rink in 1956, the business was purchased by employee Dominic Cangelos in 1985 who lovingly maintains the rink to this day.

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Caffeine 1UP – Ottawa, Ontario

Situated on the perimeter of Ottawa’s bustling Byward Market, Caffeine 1UP is an independent video game cafe offering exceptional lattes, sweet treats, and over 280 video games available for play.

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Vulcan Tourism & Trek Station – Vulcan, Alberta

Located about 90 minutes south of Calgary, Vulcan Tourism & Trek Station is the Town of Vulcan’s tourist information centre and gateway to Vulcan’s celebration of Star Trek culture.

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MINT Museum of Toys – Singapore

MINT (Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys) Museum of Toys in Singapore showcases founder Chang Yang Fa’s vast personal collection of vintage toys and collectibles.

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Historic Auto Attractions – Roscoe, Illinois

The village of Roscoe, Illinois – about 90 minutes northwest of Chicago – is home to Historic Auto Attractions. This hidden gem is dedicated to preserving the history of (mostly) automotive transportation.

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San Francisco Art Exchange – San Francisco, California

San Francisco Art Exchange offers visitors to the gallery insight into the world of popular culture, music icons, and classic movies through an impressive collection of original artworks, photographs, and rare prints.

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Museum of Bad Art – Boston, Massachusetts

The Museum of Bad Art in Massachusetts showcases works of art by known and unknown artists that share one thing in common: they are spectacularly badly executed.

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Road Trip: California

The Golden State is more than beaches! It’s also home to great museums, theatres, comic book stores, and other family attractions. These are Toy Tales’ top recommendations for places to visit when in California.

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Club Square – Ottawa, Ontario

Club Square in Ottawa, Ontario, is a multi-purpose venue providing age-appropriate edutainment programs and free-play opportunities for the sophisticated kids of these modern times.

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Burger Museum – Miami, Florida

Burger Museum in Miami, Florida is a 1500 sq. ft. museum dedicated to the preservation and presentation of memorabilia from American burger and fast food restaurants.

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