Do you like to step back into time, reminiscing about the toys you played with as a child?
Do you like to buy high-quality, imaginative toys that don’t require batteries to be fun?
Is browsing through a good children’s bookstore your idea of fun?
Do you savor old-fashioned candy treats, or a hand-dipped ice cream cone?
Is a round of miniature golf your idea of a fun family outing?
Do you still enjoy a ride on a carousel, no matter what your age?
If so, LARK Toys in Kellogg, Minnesota, should be on your destination list. LARK Toys is part toy store, part book store, part candy shop, part museum, and part amusement area, and it is enjoyed by both young and old. With 20,000 square feet to explore, it could be a day-long family destination.
The toy store is perhaps the favorite of children, who will oooh and ahhh over the creative toys that aren’t found in discount stores. Parents and grandparents will enjoy the displays of vintage toys that line the hallways, bringing back memories of the “good old days.” The miniature golf course, open seasonally, is well-designed and well-maintained, and how can you say no to a child’s request for an old-fashioned stick of candy?
Before you leave, though, be sure to take a ride on the hand-carved carousel. It will be hard to choose which beautifully-designed creature to choose for your spin.
LARK Toys is located just off Highway 61 in the small town of Kellogg, Minnesota.
Photo credits: minnemom on flickr
Linda (minnemom) writes about family travel at Travels with Children.
Finding unique places in Minnesota, like LARK Toys, is her family’s specialty.