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“Incredible kind and different”
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Toy Museum
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Petoskey, Michigan
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Incredible kind and different”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

The shop owner was so kind to a group of children who spent so much time browsing with so little purchasing. The store is small but we spent nearly an hour just gazing at all the memorabilia.

Visited September 2012
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Beaver Island, Michigan
Level Contributor
2 reviews
“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 7 September 2012

More than a toy museum! Art gallery in the back with the owner's fabulous paintings of the island's rocks, flowers, trees, beaches, dunes, apple orchards... both originals and prints, both very affordable for great art. The main store contains children's books, original cards, island postcards, and lots of fun little things for kids and adults alike (stones, fossils, little plastic frogs and army guys), crayons, paints, and pastels, tatoos, pieces of candy, filling up wooden bins all around the store. See what fun a five year old can have spending a dollar there. Give yourself time to look at the jewelry and other beautiful items. Truly fun for everyone. The owner is a creative genius. And oh yes, all this within a shrine to antique toys, metal fire trucks, old Raggedy Anns....! You'll want to visit again and again.

Visited August 2012
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Thank BrendaMarston
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Grand Rapids
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139 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Hard to find, not sure it was worth it.”
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Drove by it 3 times before finding it. Store is down a cowpath through untrimmed trees. Cluttered, unorganized. Had a few neat older toys. Advertised as the last nickel store in the country- not sure I'd pay a nickel for erasor tops or plastic coins. The political leanings of the owner were apparent.

Visited July 2012
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Thank KibbleGR
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Spring Lake, Michigan
Level Contributor
41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A "must" visit”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

You'll come away with a wonderful collection of items for your kids or grandkids. The store is unusual to say the least... and fun to visit. Larger folks (tall/big) may find it a bit tight to walk around, but well worth the visit.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Stuart R
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Saline
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“MUST VISIT if you are planning a trip to Beaver Island”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

The Toy Museum isn't really a museum, although their are a few antique and vintage toys on display, but it IS a fantastic place for children to shop for inexpensive, imaginative, and fun toys. Mary, the owner, is the Big Kid in the shop and knows what little toys and trinkets will cause children to wiggle with delight. Even those on the most modest budget will find something to bring home. But hold on...The Toy Museum doesn't just contain things for children...Adults will find their own treature trove in the wee building behind the Muesem. It's here, where Mary offers her artistic creations of the past winter, for sale. Mary is one of the most imaginative of artists...working in watercolors, photographs, glass, and mixed media... each Spring island folk flock to see what she's been up to all winter. Her work is always unique and affordable. Don't miss this Beaver Island treasure!

Visited April 2012
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Thank MizKate
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