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Marx Toy Museum – Moundsville, West Virginia

The Marx Toy Museum houses a large collection of toys, photographs, and other historical documents related to the Louis Marx & Co. toy company.

Well-known for manufacturing pressed-tin toys and colorful playsets, Marx was a pioneer of the American toy industry. The history of Marx is reverently presented at the Museum, making an impressive statement about this iconic manufacturer.

While the Museum’s physical location closed in June 2016, their collection is available to view through a virtual tour on their website. They also continue to host a couple of springtime events each year.

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