The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 historic toys on public display.
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RainbarrelDiva
Columbia, MO35 contributions
Dec 2022
My husband and I hadn't heard about this museum before. It showed up on a TripAdvisor list of top things to do in KC. It is chock full of miniatures and toys. The miniatures really are amazing and I would suggest seeing the toys upstairs first so the quality of the toys isn't a disappointment after the miniatures.
Written December 30, 2022
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Grant B
McKinney, TX292 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
What an interesting place! The large amount of items was amazing. Such intricate details. So fun to see the old toys from childhood!
Written December 11, 2022
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Pat S
Raleigh, NC6 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The quality and breadth of the collection of miniatures was fabulous. This is reported to be the largest collection of miniatures in the country. The artistry was amazing down to tiny pianos that can be played and very small chests of drawers where each drawer can be opened and closed.
Written October 30, 2022
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Carfull
Rock Springs, WY1,218 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The museum is bright and modern, with excellent displays that really let the patrons learn and experience the collections. I really liked the toys, seen on the upper floor, presented by era and by themes. The miniatures were overwhelming, tiny works of art and history. The Barbies and Hot Wheels were fun. The small collection of primitive video game consoles was a sweet touch.
This attraction is worth your time.
Written September 26, 2022
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JEPS
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Fantastic museum full of wonderful toys and incredible miniatures. The dollhouses were also a treat! Beautiful design, modern and clean. Good access plus nice restroom facilities. This is a great stop while in Kansas City.
Written September 16, 2022
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jshallow01
Aitkin, MN540 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
It is a very nice building and everything is more like a gallery. We felt underdressed in our t-shirts. Super affordable price of admission is only $5. The miniatures are incredible and there are soooooo many. It was definitely different than what I expected from reading about in a travel book. They do have a scavenger hunt for the kids to do to win a prize, which helped get them involved seeing more of it.
Written August 6, 2022
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Phildvoid
Brooklyn, NY21 contributions
Jul 2022
How do you have a NATIONAL Museum of "TOYS and MINIATURES" with ZERO model trains? NONE!!!!! Are we supposed to be impressed?
Written July 29, 2022
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BuddysArmy
Apache Junction, AZ834 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The miniatures were incredible. So many to look at. Crazy that they have micro mini miniatures with microscopes to look through. Loved all the themes.
Toy section was upstairs and in our opinion was weak.
Written July 24, 2022
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Lisa M
League City, TX147 contributions
Jun 2022
Extensive collection of miniatures on the first floor and toys on the second floor. The miniatures were so detailed and unique. Really works of art. And seeing all the toys was so much fun. I kept thinking that I had one of those about a million years ago.
Written June 27, 2022
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Disneybus
Pittsgrove, NJ732 contributions
May 2022
It was a great walk down memory lane rediscovering some of the toys of our youth, as well as those of our children. The museum is well designed, offering two floors of artifacts and miniatures. The miniature section is wonderful, almost inconceivable how they are constructed and assembled by truly gifted craft people. Start your journey watching the movie on the genesis of the museum which starting with two collectors. The movie will better prepare you for your self guided wondering and wandering tour. A gift shop is available with - what else "toys"! On our day, we were alerted by an alarm, apparently pulled by a child, causing the building to be evacuated. Not only did we get a great experience from the museum collections, we were treated to see KC's finest in action clearing the building!
Written May 22, 2022
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