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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  • We were on our way home and were going to travel through Kansas City and were looking for a place to stop for an hour or so to break up the trip. We saw this little gem in a guide book with a suggeste...  more »
  • While visiting this museum, all I had in mind were toys and the fact that my little one would love to spend some time seeing them. As I entered here, it turned out that the miniatures were the ones th...  more »
  • My sister in law and I could have spent all day here. We spent about 3 hours looking at the miniatures and a half an hour with the toys. The short toy visit was because father Christmas had a talk we ...  more »
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  • While visiting this museum, all I had in mind were toys and the fact that my little one would love to spend some time seeing them. As I entered here, it turned out that the miniatures were the ones that caught our notice and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. Not that the toys were not good even the toys kept all of us interested. It is a unique place to visit for the $5 that you pay. Minute details captured in figures including furniture, musical instruments, crockery, houses, tools and what not. Every object were amazingly finished and did not give a feel of cheap machine work. Many of them were interactive with voice overs, videos, etc. They toys take you back to your childhood and although might not be the only reason to visit the place, can still keep you engaged and kids would love it.
  • Dec 2017 museum is small but if you really take the time to check each display and the details of each miniature if it’s like full size, the equivalent size of this museum could be biggest in the world! Very nice and unique museum. They have a display so small for the naked eye yet you can read The Lords Prayer - Our father...
  • It was great seeing the toys from my past again. Also, the minature work is quite astounding. best value for the price.
  • I was very impressed with this museum. I came in not expecting much and found out they have an impressive collection with some surprisingly interactive exhibits.
  • Such a great way to spend a couple hours and mess with your sense of scale! Plenty of fascinating and fun exhibits. They do lectures as well. All well worth the price of admission. Clean facilities and courteous staff.

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