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“Excellent place for the kids!!”

The Strong National Museum of Play
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Ranked #2 of 148 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Always excellent with the kids! Lots of stuff to do and always changing stuff up. If you have young kids get a membership.

Thank Bob B
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

My three year old son had so much fun here, he is still talking about this place four days later. Lots to see and do for all ages. Very hands-on oriented exhibits, and lots of them. Learning and fun all in one place.

Thank 5a25
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I thought this attraction was really nice. There was lots to see and do with a built in food court with several choices so lunch can be quick and easy. My favorite part was the retro arcade games- brought back some memories. I also felt the price was fair for what was offered- I have paid not much less for much less. worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank JakeWny
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Did you ever play Monopoly or Candyland? Have a Barbie Doll? Ride a pedal car? Own a Tonka truck? Have a stuffed animal? All your childhood memories, all your playthings, all your children's playthings, even what they are using now - it's all here and more! And you can still enjoy them. There are many hands on areas where you can still play with these toys,
as well as interesting displays that capture your heart and put a smile on your face! A really fun place for entire family. If you're on your way to enjoy Niagara Falls, or on your way home,
make it a point to stop and spend the day at the National Museum of Play. There's a great little diner where you can get a burger, shake and fries right inside the museum. A truly unique and wonderfully American experience.

Thank Traveler66_13
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

My son and I were so tired being there all day but still didn't want to leave, There is something here for everyone. We were planning on leaving and having lunch at a restaurant and coming back but we had Subway at the food court because we didn't want to waste any time.
The super hero section is awesome, the games, the supermarket, sesame street everything is just amazing and the city looks so beautiful.
I am defiantly planning on going back for more if you are planning to go my suggestion is go on the weekend even though its busier the museum is open longer and gives you more time with everything.
They have an arcade that is amazing and cheap as well.
The one thing I didn't like was the gift shop, but we were fine I just wished they had more stuff to get for memory than just dollar store items for more of coarse.

Thank Mostic
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