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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A WONDERFUL museum to visit - something for everyone!

The Museum was wonderful in assisting to coordinate a group tour for a club convention held in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wakefield, Kansas
Great museum and great neighborhood!

We took our two girls 8 and 13 and one set of grandparents in there 70's. Everyone seemed to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wichita, Kansas
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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures features the world's largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation's largest collection of antique toys on public display.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5235 Oak St, Located on the UMKC campus, Kansas City, MO 64112-2877
+1 816-235-8000
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Museum was wonderful in assisting to coordinate a group tour for a club convention held in Kansas City. It is one of the best economically-priced secrets in Kansas City for reminiscing childhood. The quality of the collections is astounding. Every attendee in our group...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank abelhmh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our two girls 8 and 13 and one set of grandparents in there 70's. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. If you have a little extra time you can drive around some of the neighborhoods close by, there are some really interesting older homes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank britth6988
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was so interesting! It definitely has a collection for everyone, they have toys from 1780s - 1990 - was very nostalgic. We went 2.5 hours before closing and didn't even have enough to look at everything! (But we are people that read every...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank royalth
Reviewed February 25, 2019

This place just was off the charts. To see how many old toys they had including dolls, trains, and other things just WOW. This is a great place to take your family to check out, or even by yourself. I must do if in KC.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dwayne A
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Its a walk down nostalgia lane for my husband and I but we didnt expect our grandkids to thouroughly enjoy toys behind a glass case and we were right, our grandson enjoyed the Star Wars toys but that was about it. So the the perfect...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kristho18
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

My family has been going to the miniature toy museum for years. It’s so neet to talk to my kids about toys I used to play with as a kid.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

We came here on a rainy Sunday! There was not a lot of traffic which i loved! It was only $5 per adult and our 2 year old son was free! I believe children are free if they are 5 and under. There is 2...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank empoweredva
Reviewed February 7, 2019 via mobile

I only wish I had allotted more time to spend at this museum. I started out upstairs with the toys and spent about 45 minutes before heading downstairs to the miniatures! Wow! Anyone who has enjoyed seeing the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MECindylou
Reviewed January 15, 2019

A very low priced museum just south of the Plaza in KC. This museum has one floor full of minatures and doll houses and a second floor full of retro toys which brought back msny childhood memories.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elvik
Reviewed January 3, 2019

On a recent trip to KC, I opted to go to an exhibition at the Nelson Art Museum rather than the Miniature/Toy Museum. After friends returned from the Min/Toy Museum and listening to their comments, I made it a point to visit the Museum on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susan c
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Hrushikesh V
August 9, 2018|
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Response from Lee Y | Reviewed this property |
The gift shop was very small and mostly had toys for purchase. I’m not exactly sure if they had magnets but I feel pretty confident in saying no, they don’t.
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Sabine F | Reviewed this property |
The museum is not open on July 4. Sorry
Christin Y
March 7, 2018|
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Response from jelico8 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly it really depends on the kid. You can't play with the things, just look at them. I'd say at least 8 but I think it will appeal to adults (with the intricacy of the miniatures) more than younger kids.