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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 564 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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Houston, Texas
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144 reviews 144 reviews
78 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The original piano from "BIG" is gone, but still a lot of fun. My kids played chopsticks and it was great. Check out Zoltar and the Toy Soldier greeters as well.

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McAllen, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I guess I expected more. Great toy store, huge, and lots of toys. I guess I expected bigger and maybe more exclusives and toys you couldn't find just anywhere. My 11 year loved it, so it was worth the trip.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I loved FA Schwarz, as adult you want everything! We purchased a 16 mth old grandson the cutest muppet that we were able to personally create, a real treasure!

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Edmonton
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The adult toy soldier greets you at the door! Then it's a fun visit when you go in. 2 floors and a basement full of toys and candy for all ages! So much fun!

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Kitchener, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We spent an hour walking around FAO Schwarz and checking out all the fun toys. There was nothing there that really screamed out "take me home" but it was fun to look.

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Viera, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Have to go the FAO Schwartz if visiting NYC with kids... it is huge and full of super fun and unique toys for all ages... There are demonstrations of toys at times where your kids can try them out. There are many things available in all price ranges. The store is gorgeous and of course, you have to play the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

What more needs to be said... Otherwise, I love all the toys, you can play with everything and I had a really good time but it is nearly impossible to say no here and you will come out broke.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I just want to be a kid, again! This place is just awesome. If you are 100 or 5 years old, you will love this store. I could have spent hours wandering around. From the candy aisles to the lego aisles, it doesn't disappoint!

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wow what a place - just me and my husband but we spent quite a bit, were going to find Dylans Candy Store but we didn't bother after visiting here. The pick and mix was massive. They have Rice Krispie Squares that are square not like ours in the UK and they are huge. So many toys and all set... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great toy shop that will have you and your children open mouthed at the decor and vast choice of toys. Lego area has great range and cheaper than lego store at rockerfeller centre. Don't miss the famous giant piano and cuddly toys. Parents can get their retail therapy at nearby Tiffanys or Apple store.

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