Did you know that Minnesota has some of the best toy stores in the country? Well, that’s just my opinion. Black Friday everyone is looking for the best deals and end up coming home with a bunch of junk. This year check out some of the best Toy Stores in Minnesota. Ranked in no particular order.
2290 Como Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Mischief Toy store is owned by the same people that brought you Peapods. The store focuses on older kids, teens, and young adults. They include a diverse section of games, art supplies, and outdoor adventure gear. In addition, they also have some of those pop culture icons. According to the owners, “Our goal is to find toys that challenge people, make them think, create, learn a new skill, or get into a bit of trouble,” Dan said. “We want kids and teens to unplug a bit and use their creativity to change the world”.
63604 170th Ave.
Kellogg, MN 55945
A little bit more of a drive, but it’s worth it. They are voted one of the top Toy Stores in the nation. They have a great collection of toys that allow kids to use their imaginations. No batteries required. Plus they make a lot of their own wooden toys. This makes them one of the Top Toy Stores in Minnesota. For a full review, check out The Ultimate Toy Experience.
6410 Penn Avenue S.
Richfield, MN 55423
If you’ve got a kid that has a hobby — trains, radio control, models, puzzles, science projects, crafts — this is the place to go to expand it! There is a reason why they call themselves the Midwest’s largest most complete hobby store.
1023 Main Street
Hopkins, MN 55343
Get unique toys here while doing something good for kids too! When you buy here, all post-tax profits go to children’s charities. This store has a very interactive environment and they host kid’s parties for things like Halloween and birthday.
Creative Kids Stuff
1665 West End Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
This toy store started right in the Minneapolis. It has become so popular, that there are now tons of them that have popped up all over the twin cities. One of the best parts is they do free gift wrapping. Things are sorted by age group and the staff is always very helpful at helping you find the perfect gift. They defiantly take the stress out of shopping.
860 West 78th Street
Chanhassen, MN 55317
Where Education and Play come together. They are a teacher’s supplies store that has so much more. You know everything in there is teacher approved so your child will have to use their imaginations. They even carry Adult Coloring Book, so you may find something for everyone on your list. Multiple location around the cities. For more info, check out DayTrippers experience at ABC & TOY ZONE.
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
This bookstore used the book The Salamander Room as a blueprint for how to build a bookstore. What may feel like a normal store when you first walk in, as you explore you get transformed into a forest. Great bookstore to explore for kids of all ages.
Choo Choo Bob’s
2050 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Choo Choo Bob’s takes trains to then next level. They include story times and hands-on play right in the store. Great for the little conductor you have at home.
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave
St Paul, MN 55105
Red Balloon Bookshop is dedicated to serving their community with books, gifts, and events that inspire, inform and entertain children of all ages. They have been a staple in the community for over 20 years. Definitely worth checking out.
Flying Circus Toys
6500 Labeaux Ave NE e140
Albertville, MN 55301
One mom’s passion for finding great toys started it all. There trained staff helps you find the perfect toys to spark your kids imagination. Their store provides in-store demos and has toys that will be guaranteed to last, giving you the most for your money.
Have any other great Toy Stores that didn’t make the list, feel free to comment with your favorites!