Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Antique Toy Museum: Stanton, Missouri

Like the sign says, If you were ever a kid, you'll love the Toy Museum. This unique little museum is just off I-44 exit 230 in Stanton, Missouri.

They're easy to find and well worth including in your Ozark travel plans.

The museum has such a wide variety of vintage toys that you'll be able to find something you or your children played with. From toy trucks to baby dolls. This exhibit has a quite a sampling of antique playthings.

Some of my favorites were the miniature doll house furniture, the Wizard of Oz display, the antique toy trucks, and the Archie and Veronica dolls. The items exhibited date from 1928-1964. If you'd like to start a collection of your own there is a gift shop.

Plan on spending at least an hour here maybe more. There are over 3,000 vintage toy tractors, cars, construction equipment, dolls, lunch boxes, full sized bicycles, scooters, motorcycles and full size trucks. The collection has been valued at more than half a million dollars. It makes me wish I'd hung on to more of my old playthings.

The museum has regular operating hours from May-October and is closed through the winter unless you have a group of 10 or more.

You can contact the owners at 573-927-5555 to arrange a special tour or check hours of operation.

Admission is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors and $2.00 for children.

Have a great trip!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been to this toy museum - - it is time well spent and worth the price of admission! So many toys; so many memories.