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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 #12 of 578 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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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Alvin, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I've always loved going to FAO Schwartz when I visit NYC because of the displays and the big piano but this year I discovered the big piano has been replaced with a much smaller one and I was so disappointed. In fact, I was sad to see that there were several areas of the store that no longer held that... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I bought gifts for our nephews here. I've wanted to come here since I was a kid! It was awesome and I had to get myself an FAO Schwarz teddy bear. Don't miss the Big Piano!

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209 reviews 209 reviews
77 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have visited each time I have been to the states, it's like going to Hamleys when in London but bigger and better :) So much to see and look at. It's not just for kids either!

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Nothing is comparable to FAO Schwarz when it comes to toys. The shop can make even adults become children. Do make a point of visiting this place, even if you not a kid anymore.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Whenever in NYC we always try to visit this iconic toy store. From the moment you are greeted at the door by the toy soldier there is so much to look at and throughly enjoy. Of course we had to play on the floor piano, check out the lego area and wander through the candy section. Truly a great place... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

No trip to NYC would be complete without a visit to FAO Schwarz. It goes without saying that the range of toys available here is massive. The candy section is amazing! If you have a sweet tooth it's definitely worth a visit. I've never seen so many different types of Gummy Bears (the black cherry ones were my favourite). The... More

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Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It's obvious this store has been bought out by Toys R Us...it's gone 'generic'.....My daughters still enjoyed looking around and spending my money but, the unique 'finds' are no longer there (which makes it harder for me to want to spend much). I suppose it's still a 'must-see' when visiting with children but, if you knew what it was like... More

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Middelfart, Denmark
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Have you seen the Tom Hanks movie "Big", have kids or is just a big kid your self you need to visit this toy store. They have a huge selection of a lot of toys and despite being on the high end price wise it is a must see. They always have a lot of persons showing toys and there... More

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