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FAO Schwarz

767 Fifth Ave, at 58th Street, New York City, NY 10153 (Manhattan)
212 644 9400
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Ranked #10 of 579 Shopping in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Description: This world-famous toy store is a great place for kids to browse, play - and of course, shop.
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We went two days in a row and had a blast inside. It was nice to be in a store where kids can be kids and touch and play with toys. They had people demonstrating new toys. They had a guy doing magic. There was face painting and glitter tattoes. We enjoyed our time in the store.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This store is huge, so allow enough time to browse. The Big piano is a must to see while you're there.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to New York a number of times now and I always find myself coming back here to have a look around and to be a big kid The big piano seems to have got smaller this time but it is still as fun Staff very helpful and friendly as always will be back soon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place to just pop in and have a look around. Tou czneven taje a try at the flor piano and check out the Zoltan machine as they had in Big.

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Chico, California
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143 reviews 143 reviews
46 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

WOW is all I can say, this place was awesome and I am super happy we live in CA and my wife can not buy the grand kids more things, LOL, Seriously this place has everything and I was surprised of the quality of their things. if you have kids or grand kids you got to go see this place,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Had a blast during the tour/breakfast tour prior to store opening. You solider Rich was great! Kids and adults really enjoyed themselves. This is a must do!!!

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Munich, Germany
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143 reviews 143 reviews
60 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

What a great feeling walking into this store and being greeted by the toy soldier. TOYS,TOYS! Big ones, little ones, wierd ones, modern ones, film dolls, baby dolls to adapt. Magic kits..you name..they have it!

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

From the uniformed door man to the giant piano keyboard on the floor - this was an experience to remember. You can find ANY kind of toy or stuffed animal. They had life-sized stuffed bears, giraffes, lions, Rhinos and all sorts of animals that lined the escalators.

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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

With or without a child this place is great! There are many toys that you can customize before you buy (muppets, cars, dolls, teddy bears etc.) therefore your toys are unique for you which I think is priceless! This is no regular toy shop, I think it is a must see every time I visit NYC!

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Nashville
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124 reviews 124 reviews
68 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our first morning in NYC, we went to FAO Schwarz for a 45 min tour with a toy soldier, an hour before the store opened. Given the choice of hearing about the history of the store, or seeing the toys, you can guess which one all the kids chose! (I wanted the history.) LOL The soldier had a couple of... More

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