Road Trip: New York

The state of New York is an Arts and Culture gold mine. While New York City is the epicenter, there are more than a few locations outside of the Big Apple that deserve recognition. These are Toy Tales’ top recommendations for places to visit when in the Empire State.

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The Strong Museum
A museum dedicated to the preservation of toys and games, interactive exhibits that encourage play, and public education programs. museumofplay.org
Lucy Desi Museum
This Jamestown museum recognizes the contributions of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to television, movies, and pop culture. lucy-desi.com
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Westchester is home to this family-oriented entertainment centre that will keep the entire family entertained for hours. legolanddiscovercenter.com
Modern Pinball NYC
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. modernpinballnyc.com
The Uncommons
Manhattan’s first board game café is a cozy locale for people wanting to indulge their love of board games and strengthen community bonds. uncommonsnyc.com
Forbidden Planet
In a city that has no shortage of great comic book stores, Forbidden Planet scores major points for its variety of offerings and inclusive vibe. fpnyc.com
Ghostbusters Firehouse
A working firehouse in the Tribeca neighbourhood of Manhattan, fans of Ghostbusters won’t want to miss this photo opp. wikipedia.org
The SeaGlass Carousel
This Battery Park attraction is part fantasy, part nostalgia, and an experience visitors to New York won’t want to miss.  seaglasscarousel.nyc
Babycastles
The worlds of independent video games and art culture collide to create a platform for inclusion and diversity in gaming culture. babycastles.com