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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 582 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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Lido di Venezia, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You will never be to old for that shop. You can find there all of those things you've always dreamed about and even more.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

So this was my first visit to FAO and its been on my bucket list since I discovered it is where they filmed the scene from Duncan's Toychest in Home Alone 2. What an amazing experience it was to shop there, regardless of if your an adult or a child, or if you have children or not there is something... More

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Montague, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What's a trip to NYC, without a stop at the famed toy store, FAO Schwartz. Had fun, watching kids jump on the floor piano and selecting some candy in the candy department, and seeing the Lego creations..

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Rowlett, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was on my "bucket list" and it was worth the visit, even my mom and daughter were glad we stopped in. The young guy dressed up out front was a real sport since my phone was acting up and it took me several trys before I got a picture of him and my daughter.

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Independence, Iowa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was a fun place to go as an adult. I loved the babies in the "nursery" and the "doctor " who cared for them. I can't imagine ever getting out of here if I had kids with me!

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Poquoson, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Had a great time here and I don't like shopping! So many unique items and hard to find animals. Loved the seperate boys and girls departments and the old school stuff.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

So this was on the Must do in NY for me and my friend, But i think we almost exagerated how great it was going to be. Yes it was fairly big but not as big as i had hoped. All the toys were wonderful but i felt they were just a bit too expensive. I did love the service... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Child or adult you will absolutely enjoy FAO Schwarz! You will see toys you had when you were a child and toys you wish you had when you were a child. This store is huge and you will need to block off an hour or two just to walk up and down the isles and see all the merchandise and... More

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Salmon Arm, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We did the behind the scenes tour that is held before the store opens. It was well done. The toy soldier who led the tour was great with kids -- nice personality and he posed for photos with our kids. My kids enjoyed playing on the Big Piano, the Muppets centre, and probably got the biggest thrill out of the... More

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Covington, Georgia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

You have to go! First, you can't miss the big piano! It's fun to play. Even for adults. There are so many fun toys. I loved seeing the children running around. Great place to go!

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