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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 #13 of 566 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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Agoura Hills, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If you've never been, it's worth the trip. I've lived in NYC, and been there many times. I like to take my children; however this time around (16, 11), they were not as into it, and so it was a big bust.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I took my son and his friend (14 yrs) and I tough at first maybe they will like just visit. WRONG!!! I end up taking a cab cause we had many bags! We bought few toys they are exclusive from them. Also alway, always we get candies, so few bags of those. The Muppets area is pretty cool where you... More

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St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Although the kids found more of a selection of items they wanted at the Times Square Toys R Us, we did enjoy our visit to FAO Schwarz. We had the touristy pictures taken with the Toy Soldier Greeter and on the BIG Piano that I had on my wish list without any long lines. The highlight of the visit for... More

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Melbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

....I went to buy an article and then ship it to New Zealand. I was directed downstairs and BECAUSE THE POST OFFICE WAS CLOSED, I was QUOTED $700.00 - yes you read that right to send a small parcel not even a foot by a foot to New Zealand. an absolute JOKE FAO Schwarz - I returned the article immediately... More

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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This place is a maze and awe-inspiring even for adults. it has SO many things and it's all quite pricey. I can't IMAGINE taking kids in here, they would go insane! I mean it's fun to look at it but you could go broke here. Haha!

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

defected item bought while on vacation, didn't know until I gave it to my son, he was so disappointed. They won't send a replacement - so much for being kid friendly.

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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I absolutely loved this toy store. I did not want to visit it as I really do not enjoy the hustle and bustle of the regular toy stores and I don't really buy toys. This store is magnificent. So classy, well set out and anything you could ever imagine in getting in a toy is at this store. I loved... More

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Toronto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I was so looking forward to going to this classic store. I was so disappointed as I had been to the Toys R Us in Time Square the day before. My child is young so probably will return when she's bigger. I wouldn't say it's a must see.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Just your average toy store with really large price tags. I was expecting this toy wonderland and instead got a toy store. The employees were very unfriendly and obviously did not want to be working. I was hoping for a happy environment and instead came away wanting more -- a lot more.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped by to check out all the neat items they had. They had a number of people showing off various products they had for sale. It would be hard not to find something for everyone. The store just keeps going and going and going! Kids will have a blast.

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