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Address: 767 Fifth Ave, at 58th Street, New York City, NY 10153
Phone Number: 212 644 9400
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Description: This world-famous toy store is a great place for kids to browse, play...
This world-famous toy store is a great place for kids to browse, play - and of course, shop.
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Fun, fun and more fun!

We booked 'breakfast with a toy soldier' and it was the best fun ever! Our daughter had the time of her life running around the store with hardly anyone else around. We all got to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We booked 'breakfast with a toy soldier' and it was the best fun ever! Our daughter had the time of her life running around the store with hardly anyone else around. We all got to have a lolly grab and filled up our lolly bags with all sorts of sweet treats, a tour of the store before it opens to... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you're visiting New York with children of any age they will definitely appreciate the FAO Schwarz store for you love you. Don't miss the giant piano upstairs that you can walk around on and have it play music. Yes the prices are pretty steep but just walking around and looking at everything is worth it you don't even have... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We all love this toy store and are sad to see it closing! I hope it does reopen at a different location.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Loved visiting the Toy Shop which I understand is to close, glad I got the opportunity to see it although a bit in the expensive side it was amazing and got to see the Piano Tom Hanks jumped on in the film Big

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Bahrain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I promised my son to take him to this place after finding out about it through trip adviser, and thought that it is one of the kids wonderland ... but unfortunately we discovered from Google maps when I was trying to identify the location that it is permanently closed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Turns out they have closed. Rumer has it that they were paying 15M$ a year rent so they closed, maybe they will open elsewhere. I'll miss them. It definitely was an amazing place!

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Manteca, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited FAO Schwartz on its the last day, July 15th. It was sad to see all of the children enjoying the store only to realize that its famous doors where Tom Hanks played Chopsticks on the floor piano would be closing for good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Another recommended place to visit even though you may not have children or need to purchase toys etc. The atmosphere is very good and it is worth a walk around. Even though our "baby" is 21 we managed to spend a couple of hours in the store.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Disappointment. Sad that the flagship store has closed but really, it was past it's prime. Crowded and not magical as I expected.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I was lucky to visit and say Bye to this store on May. There are things I will remember, and I still have some pictures from my childhood there... sitting next to the giant pandas.

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