The Best Local Toy Stores in Minnesota

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a boy in a local toy store holding a toy truck

There is nothing like going to a toy store to bring out the kid in you! Whether you are looking for a birthday, special occasion, holiday, here are some great local toy stores in Minnesota. When you join The Twin Cities Kids Club for free, you receive discounts to many local, family-friendly businesses!

Toy Stores in Minnesota

ABC and Toy Zone

Creative eco wooden toys for baby und kids made of organic wood. Childrens Educational Eco-friendly wooden toys shop, store.

Miracle Mile

122 17th Ave NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Since 1995, a treasure located in Rochester, ABC, and Toy Store is your educational specialty toys and teaching supply store. The store is full of color and vibrance.

AirTraffic Toys

Happy boy playing with a toy airplane and wearing carboard wings

Mall Of America: 247 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

Rosedale Center: 652 Rosedale Shopping Center, Roseville, MN 55113

Any trip to the mall isn’t complete without a stop at AirTraffic Toys. This local family-owned store focuses on the fun in life for children and adults alike. The selection of activities is carefully picked for quality and brain-boosting experiences.

Games By James

Kids having fun playing board games

Southdale Center: 2510 Southdale Center, Edina, MN 55435

Burnsville Center: 1098 Burnsville Center, Burnsville, MN 55306

Mall Of America: 358 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425

Crossroads Center: 4101 West Division Street, Saint Cloud, MN 56301

Rosedale Center 327 Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN 55113

Ridgedale Center 12613 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka, MN 55305

111 S Broadway, Ste 207 Rochester, MN 55904

Games by James, open since 1979, is the gold standard for all types of games: board, strategy, family, kids, and new releases. You can count on the staff to help you make the right selection!

GoodKids

Colorful kids clothes and toys

4758 Banning Ave, White Bear Lake

GoodKids is part of the family-owned retailer GoodThings. It is a one-stop-shop for fashion, home decor, and toys!. Voted Best Gift Shop in White Bear Lake

Grey Duck Games & Toys

a toddler using binoculars to look at a duck toy

The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

12445 Elm Creek Blvd., Maple Grove, Minnesota 55369

Grey Duck Games & Toys (love the name for Minnesota) is a locally-owned shop with many new and classic games and toys. The many options include board games, disc golf discs, kites, juggling props, Magic cards, vintage games, stuffed animals, and so much more. And for the D&D fans, Grey Ducks hosts Adventurer League as well as Pokemon tournaments.

Heartfelt

Little girls decorating small unicorn toys

4306 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410

Heartfelt is more than a store; it is an experience. Owner Lisa MacMartin and staff host birthday parties, drop-in crafts, and workshops. You will find natural gifts and toys, as well as gifts crafted by local artisans. Note, some activities require a fee.

Kiddywampus

Two boys watching a science project volcano

1023 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343

860 W. 78th St, Chanhassen, MN 55317

Are you looking for a toy store that does more? Kiddywampus, founded in 2006, has a calendar full of birthday parties, weekly classes, summer camps, and special events. This store gets the kids involved with imagination-driven selections!

Kinoko Kids

Colorful wooden shape toys

3803 Grand Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409

This store specializes in Euro-Japanese sensibility quality toys, classic goods, and offbeat vintage goods for kids.

Kremer’s Toy and Hobby

A father and son working on a puzzle together

11011 61st St NE #120, Albertville

Kremer’s Toy And Hobby is clearly family-owned when you see what it has to offer! 

From puzzles to gifts to fantasy sets. Are you searching for a fun family experience? Check out the home brewing and maple sugaring kits! And as a bonus, all gift wrapping is free!

LARK Toys

a little boy holding a book and smiling

63604 170th Ave Kellogg, MN 55945

Do you long for a simpler time? 

Take a step back and into LARK Toys. As you walk in, take in the smell of fudge, the sight of toys, books, and games. Take a ride for $2.00 on the hand-carved carousel, carved from Minnesota basswood. The artistry of the animals is exquisite.

Legacy Toys

children playing with toys from a toy store in a sandbox

300 N. Garden, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425

1600 Miller Trunk Hwy, Duluth, Minnesota 55811

3555 Galleria, Edina, Minnesota 55435

5 N. Central Ave., Ely, Minnesota 55731

12401 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka, MN 55305

As the name states, Legacy Toys will become a family favorite. Games and toys that spark creativity, problem-solving, or promote outdoor adventures are their foundation. Each store has its own flavor, so stop by them all!

Mischief Toy Store

Kids being mischievous

818 Grand Ave, Saint Paul

The one time where mischief is encouraged! All ages will be thrilled with the games, collectibles, books, comics, art supplies, pop culture, and shenanigans toys. 

Pacifier

wooden baby toys and pacifiers

4942 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55410

714 Cleveland Ave S, St. Paul MN 55116

219 N 2nd Street #102, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Opening November 2020 812 Lake Street East, Wayzata, MN 55391

**Pacifier is also listed in our discount directory**

Pacifier is a hip baby and kid boutique offering stylish gifts, clothing, and wooden toys. Check out the fabulous baby gear, diaper bags, strollers, and nursery furniture.

Pinwheels and Play Toys

kids playing outside happily with pinwheels

4313 Upton Ave. S, Minneapolis

Excite your senses the moment you walk in! The colors and fun will entice to look through their toys, books, and magical selections!

SC Toys

 

212 2nd St E Hastings, MN 55033

Development and fun is the name of the game at SC Toys! Start learning early with baby and early learning toys. Science kits and puzzles will keep that development in the older kids. 

Something Safari

Toddler shopping for animals toys at a local toy store

310 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331

Can’t decide between trendy or nostalgic toys? Something Safari is your go-to place. And satisfy that sweet tooth with the array of old fashioned candies,

The Owl and the Octopus Toys

Soft stuffed animal toys in a child's bedroom on a pink chair

1135 E. Wayzata Blvd. Wayzata, MN 55391

The Owl and the Octopus, one of the more unique toy stores in Minnesota. The small-town feel with many offerings, including name brands like BRIO, Boon, Bruder, Aaron’s Putty World, Alex, and more. Scour the hand-picked treasures for the perfectly chosen gift!

Teeny Bee Boutique

Little boy and girl raised their hands up at the shelf in kids store, happy children. Brother and sister choosing toys in supermarket, family shopping, young customers

1560 Selby Ave Saint Paul, MN 55104

Baby items abound at Teeny Bee Boutique. Do you have a baby shower coming up? The staff will help you find a gift. And don’t forget about getting your little one suited up with clothing, accessories, and toys!

Specialty Toy/Hobby Stores 

Brickmania GHQ

a pile of children's Lego

Thorp Building of Northeast Minneapolis

1618 Central Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413

The Brickmania General Headquarters (GHQ) is now open to the public! Who doesn’t love a brick building? Marvel at the quality aftermarket products with an ample selection of BrickArms® suitable for any LEGO® builder. 

The displays are worth the trip alone! See the famous USS Missouri battleship and USS Nicholas destroyer and a collection of past and present Brickmania kits.

Bricktopus

Kids playing with building block toys in a local toy store

220 Fairview Ave N Saint Paul, MN 55104

Need to buy or sell Legos®? Start your kids learning early the value of their purchases. Stocked with sets and parts, you will find precisely the toy you want! And browse the Bricklink website for premium parts.

Doodletown Toys

A toddler doodling on a kid-friendly table

Big Lake, online, and craft shows only.

This local spot is filled with made-in-the-USA, classic, inspiring, and safe toys. Michael Poissonin was encouraged in 1972, after working in a toy store, to create high-quality, safe, and creative toys. Michael and Linda continued DoodleTown Toys as a safe, quality, and toys as art, entrepreneurship.

Hub Hobby

cute kid playing with toy railway at home

6410 Penn Avenue S., Richfield, MN 55423

82 Minnesota Avenue, Little Canada, MN 55117

With over 40 years of experience, many Minnesotans grew up going to Hub Hobby. With several expansions, Hub Hobby transformed into a HOBBY SUPERSTORE. 

All your hobby needs can be found, including traditional hobbies (model trains, radio control, model rockets, plastic models, etc.) to such things as games, puzzles, toys, science projects, art and craft kits, and much more.

Mrs. B’s Dolls

Little smiling girl shopping for dolls at a local toy store

Collectibles Store

10130 Central Ave NE, Blaine

At Mrs. B’s Doll, you will find all your dolls and accessories for your collection for the doll enthusiast. In business since 1958, Mrs. B knows her dolls!

Scale Model Supplies

Children racing toy cars

458 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul, MN 55104

Scale modeling has taken off in the last year. Find all your supplies to build model trains (don’t forget the memorabilia), planes, cars, ships, rockets, dollhouses, and horses.

So Many Choices for Toy Stores in Minnesota!

Mother with her little girl buying a lot of toys in a local toy store

In Minnesota, education is a priority, and according to Kids Health, all ages can benefit from play. So many options in Minnesota to add creativity, learning, and fun into the toys you choose. And with the discounts you’ll enjoy from signing up for your free Twin Cities Kid Club membership, you can stretch your dollars!

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