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La Esquina Mexican Toy Museum

Nunez 40, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
01 (415) 1522 602
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Jacksonville
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Didn't know what to expect, but was delighted with the variety and presentation of toys of all types!! Be sure to allow at least an hour or you'll feel rushed and like you missed something.

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Sydney
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Beautiful craftsmanship , lovely building , it showed the importance of toys and what they can produce for people.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This is both a toy museum and a fanciful craft display. There are several floors displaying real toys and games that our Mexican acquaintances remember playing with as children and prize-winning, fanciful creations a child should not be allowed to touch without supervision. As my husband said, "Now I understand where magic realism comes from."

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It seemed silly to go to a toy museum, in particular given so many toys we say to buy were not well made. This place was awesome. Such amazing craftwork/artwork. Each of use (from 45 to 4 years old, really enjoyed looking at all the different toys and the work that went into them. This is really close the the... More

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Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I have been a keen fan of this unique Museum since it's opening...Not only is the choice of the toys exhibited superb..but also the way everything is displayed...I have enjoyed bringing friends and my grandchildren..they all love the experience..The Museum also has a delightful shop ..full of folk art items...they make great presents...

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Museum in a nice house of 5 floors with an interesting patio on the top level. Toys from different regions, different ages, toys made by participants to an annual contest. Worth at least one visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This museum in addition to the mask museum is a must. All of these amazing toys are handmade -mostly of wood and with movable parts. They are colorful works of great crafsmanship and artistry.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Generations of Mexican children's toys. Just as interesting for adults as it is for children in fact maybe even more so. Nice view from the roof also.

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Huntsville Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Stair climbing is involved but take your time and take it all in. One collector put it together over 40 years or so!

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takeitallin14
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I just didn't really find this too interesting. I wouldn't have gone to a toy museum in other places, but our host recommended it. If you like to see toys from other cultures, you'd love it. The pieces are very intricate, its just not my thing.

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