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Imagination Place

Address: 501 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35956
Phone Number: 256-543-2787
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Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Gadsden
Type: Children's museums, Museums
Owner description: Imagination Place is designed primarily for children ages 2 through 10, The kids will delight in...
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Type: Children's museums, Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Imagination Place is designed primarily for children ages 2 through 10, The kids will delight in exploring KidsTown USA where everything is pint sized. Downstairs is a medical clinic, grocery store, construction pit and more. You can even hop in the back of the Red Cross ERV (emergency response vehicle) and make a disaster relief meal.Upstairs you can enjoy the turtle hospital featuring Madonna and Yoko our two Russian tortoises, then visit the farm. Next you'll be able to slide back down to the first floor through the tree house fort.We believe children learn through play and hope you'll visit us at Imagination Place Children's Museum where we're play unplugged!

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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

With 30 Christmas Trees decorated in the theme of Rock 'n Roll by area elementary schools and the "Let It Snow" exhibit in Imagination Place. This was a morning well spent. After lunch downtown, we returned and played some more. There is also an 80" long train set to watch. At $6 it was a bargain. Lots to do and... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I loved the history element and the kids really loved the activities. I like to read and see town history and this was excellent. I understand it's a non profit and I too went in first without knowing and offered to pay twice next time. The city and area mock up and train is incredible. Worth the trip over and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I'm local to Gadsden, but only recently took my daughters (ages 9, 7, and 6) to Imagination Place. We went on a Sunday around noon and there wasn't another soul in the place besides two very nice employees. The kids would've stayed until closing, they loved it so much! There is currently a "How Gears Work" display available which we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took my three children and their two cousins here today. Their ages range from four to seven. They were so excited when they saw the place, set up like a small town. They spent quite a few hours here and still didn't want to leave. This was a day well spent, and we probably will be coming back!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

To be fair, my toddler could spend hours here and there's not really any indoor place in town that I could say the same for, so on that level it's recommended and we continue to take her from time to time. The place really does need to be refreshed, needs better lighting as it's very dim, and I agree with... More 

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Tami b, Manager at Imagination Place, responded to this review

Hello Frances, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. As a non-profit institution we rely heavily on guests to determine which areas to focus on for improvement as funds become available. We are constantly working to improve our facility and to cultivate a more positive experience for our guests. We're glad the kids liked it and hope... More 

Cedartown, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a great place to bring kids. They will have a blast. I will agree that you do need to bring hand sanitizer. Some parents will let their unruly kids run wild but it is such a fun place. It held my sixteen months twins attention for two hours until they were ready to pass out in the car.

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Fort Payne, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We took our very young son (<2) and admission was $6 each for adults and free for our son. As far as a cheap thing to do on a rainy day, it's ok. It is set up like a miniature town with a doctor office, train station, construction site, grocery store, etc. The quality of the exhibits is not up... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Easy and fun for the kids, they love the play ground. More for kids under 10 and the have the museum for the older ones.

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102 reviews 102 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I had friends visiting from out of town & we thought we would check this out with the kids. No staff at the entrance so we just walked in. It is set up like a little town. Toys in each of the "buildings" were filthy. Smelled musty and we did not see a staff member the entire 45 minutes we... More 

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our second grade and then later our kindergarten classes both had field trips to The Imagination Place in Gadsden, AL. They had age appropriate activities for both grades. The staff was very organized and the children had fun! It would also be a great place to take the kiddos for a summer outing, since it's all inside - you can... More 

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