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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

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Address: 5235 Oak St, Across from Univ of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone Number: +1 816-235-8000
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The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, formerly the Toy and Miniature...

The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, formerly the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, reopened on August 1, 2015 after an $8 million renovation. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures features one of the nation's largest collection of antique toys and the world's largest collection of contemporary, fine-scale miniatures.

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Great Toy Museum

A great unusual toy and miniature museum, well worth the $5 and hour or so. There are really really miniature items.....like they have to be viewed through microscopes....pretty... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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747 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great unusual toy and miniature museum, well worth the $5 and hour or so. There are really really miniature items.....like they have to be viewed through microscopes....pretty cool and unique.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RIght next to Univ of KC, the bottom level is full of miniature items including furniture, musical instruments and everything you would see in a doll house

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a museum to spend about an hour and a half at and we found it here. We were delighted to see the vast collection of miniatures. It was so fun to admire the fine detail with oversized magnifying glasses. Looking at toys through the decades was also great fun.

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Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This very good museum is well worth the five dollar price of admission. Located in modern building with very professional and well organized and well lighted displays ranging from microscopic miniatures which must be viewed through a microscope to detailed and historic doll houses over eight feet tall. The second floor houses historical and rare toys to more current toys.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wasn't sure if I wanted to go to this museum. It was so amazing, many, many toys that I had Had and forgotten about. So well put together, we stayed 3 hours and enjoyed it very much.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I believe this is one of the most unusual museums I've visited. It's dedicated to all things tiny. If you think this is just about doll houses and you've seen that, done that. It's not. These are perfectly proportioned miniatures and in many cases they're functional. It's not just for children. This is a wonderment for anyone.

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Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had planned to stay maybe an hour in this gem, but none of us wanted to leave until hunger drove us out! We were a group of six ranging in age from 12 to 79 and each of us found something of great interest, whether seeing what people's homes looked like in different countries at different eras, to reminiscing... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The museum is located at the campus of UMKC and it's not large.The miniatures are on the 1st floor. personally I liked the miniatures better. the miniatures require high technical skills as well as imaginations.. it's so beautiful and finely worked out. every detail is carefully decorated. there'are workshops that show you how to make it. good place for all... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was in awe of the workmanship and attention to detail as well as the follow through of the story behind the masterpieces. Miniatures that you have to see under a microscope to discern the detail, you wonder how? Exquisite doll houses and ships with exacting precision. Then after that a whole floor of toys that bring back memories of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We visited with four kids 6-9years old (babysitting) and our own 6 month old. It was spring break and they made a scavenger hunt for the kids with a prize at the end. The kids loved it and so did I! This place had current toys and toys from back in the day. When's the last time you saw your... More 

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