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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 574 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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Auckland NZ
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Lot of our friends advised us to visit FAO Schwarz when in NYC. We eventually made it here and I must stay I have seen better, notably Hamleys in London. Downstairs was a large but overpriced sweetshop and just one other level selling toys. We found ourselves thinking what all the fuss is about but never the less we are... More

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Booked to have breakfast with a soldier for my mums 50th birthday! We were not disappointed! It was the best morning ever!! We arrived an hour before the store opened and had the entire place to ourselves!!!! Had a guided tour and a candy raid! The staff were incredible and the experience was unbeatable! Plus we had the Big Piano... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited 20 years ago and this was the toy shop to visit. Not blown away this time and neither were the children. Toys r us on Broadway had more choice and slightly better value on some toys.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It's always crowded but there are so many toys here that you'll never see anywhere else. Great for Christmas shopping but come early and expect a crowd.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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66 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a must do with a toddler and glad we did it, BUT, the energy is quite intense, piano experience indeed commercial (all about a photograph and we were limited to a minute on it, by the time we got the toddlers' shoes off, got him on the keys and taught him how to jump ONCE, we were moved... More

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Central Alberta
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you are going just to see the big piano from the Tom Hanks movie Big you won't find it. It has been replaced by a model that sits atop the floor. A cool place to see and if you have younger children they will be super excited.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great place to shop for toys, games and sweets. Plenty of variety and also a lot of items that I haven't seen anywhere else.

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The whole family spent lot of time there very helpful staff , stayed open until we finished wrapping gifts great place

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Fantastic selection at amazing prices (we went 4 times in 48 hours and made a 9 year old girl very happy!!!)

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Indialantic, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

FAO Schwartz has earned "Must See" status for NYC places to visit. Lots to see, including the Big Piano. Well planned out areas allow visitors to visit without feeling lost. Very friendly and attentive staff.

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