The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, Kansas City

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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures preserves and exhibits one of the nation's largest collection of antique toys and the world's largest collection of contemporary, fine-scale miniatures.

Learn more about the museum and its collection on the museum’s website (toyandminiaturemuseum.org), the museum's blog Small Talk (toyandminiaturemuseum.org/blog), Instagram (@toyandminiaturemuseum), or Pinterest.
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  • August 9, 2017
    I ❤️ miniatures. I ❤️ doll houses too! This place is awesome. 1st floor is miniatures of everything and I mean everything. They even had miniature depression glass. 2nd floor is toys from different er...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    This museum is small, but packs a lot of cool things into it's small space. The doll houses are amazing. Lots of things to get you saying "hey, I had one of those!"  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    This museum has recently been reopened after extensive renovations and it is even more delightful. As you enter you are greeted and given the opportunity to participate in a museum wide scavenger hunt...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    I loved it. There are so many miniature paintings- they are really amazing, but they've miniaturized everything under the sun so I think everyone is going to find things they like. The toys are neat for looking at how times have changed and reminiscing, but I'm more about the miniature section. Tickets are inexpensive and it's a really clean modern museum. I think it would be a fun thing to do for families in combination with something else because you'll probably only spend an hour there with kids.
  • May 29, 2017
    Such a wonderful experience! The amount of detail put into early era doll houses, and miniatures was fantastic! Really cool that they had the lights working in the majority of the houses and dioramas. Then on the second floor it was great to see toys I vividly remember playing with as a kid. I'm not a big wizard of oz fan, but even that was laid out well. It also had characters that I've never even heard of! So that really caught my attention.
  • July 10, 2017
    What a COOL place! Very enjoyable for kids and adults alike. Incredible miniature (and smaller than miniature?) collection. Just amazing! Great facility and staff, too. Best for kids over 10.
  • June 14, 2017
    Extremely amazing to see such skilled work. It is really cool to see how skilled these artists who make the miniatures are! The history of toys is also pretty cool.
  • March 11, 2017
    This is a really nice experience, and is truly two museums in one, as either the toy or the miniatures section could easily stand on its own. Id highly recommend a visit!

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