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Places to Visit

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

Funspot – Laconia, New Hampshire

Funspot is the largest arcade in the world and they have the Guinness World Records stamp of approval to validate that claim.

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Local Comic Shop Day

November 19 marks the 2016 edition of Local Comic Shop Day. In recognition of a day created to celebrate independently-owned shops, we want to share nine (yep, nine) favourite comic book shops from our travels and some of the shops on our list of places to visit.

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Maker Faire Ottawa 2016

3D printers, laser cutters, open-source hardware, and upcycling were all front-and-center at the 2016 Maker Faire Ottawa.

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Austin Toy Museum | Toy Tales

Austin Toy Museum – Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is already known as a hotbed of unique and interesting things to see and do; Austin Toy Museum adds another layer of fun to this dynamic city.

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The Toy and Action Figure Museum – Pauls Valley, Oklahoma

Action-figure enthusiasts will get their fill at the Toy and Action Figure Museum. Opened in 2000, it houses more than 13,000 action figures as well as hundreds of original drawings from some of the state’s noted cartoonists.

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Brickmania

Brickmania – Minneapolis, Minnesota

The brainchild of independent designer, Daniel Siskind, the Brickmania Toys company is focused on creating LEGO kits that fall outside of LEGO’s official product lines.

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