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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  • The museum was split into two sections, with the miniatures on the ground floor and the toys above. The miniatures are very impressive on the whole, with a lot of variety in the subject matter. The to...  more »
  • This museum sits on the edge of the UMKC campus and is just south of the art museums (about .5-1 miles). The museum is very well laid out and done though it mainly seems to have focused on their Minia...  more »
  • If you love tiny things this is the place to be. There is definitely enough here to fill a day. I loved it so very much!  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!