Toy Stores are not just for the young; people of all ages like to visit whether to shop for children in their lives or to reminisce and revisit their own childhoods. Fun and adventure await the young and the young at heart at the best St. Louis toy stores. – Dianna Graveman
9737 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63124
(888) 250-TOYS (8697)
In 1985, a mother who was unable to find the fun educational toys she wanted for her young daughters went into business and opened Imagination Toys. Today, Imagination Toys has since become one of the best St. Louis toy stores and is the place to shop for creative, educational and fun toys. The staff is dedicated to helping you make the right choice for your child. Don’t hesitate to ask a staff member if he or she can be of any assistance. If you live outside the area or just prefer to shop online, be sure to check out the extensive Web site. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
Circle of Knowledge
10980 Sunset Hills Plaza
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Since opening its doors in 1993, Circle of Knowledge has grown to be one of the St. Louis area’s premier toy stores. Family owned and operated, Circle of Knowledge has hired a staff who are knowledgeable and friendly and can work with you to find the right toy for your child. Educational toys, games and books are their specialty. If you can’t visit the store in Sunset Hills, be sure to check out the Web store for a superior online shopping experience! Hours: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Once Upon A Toy/LagoonaMagoo Toys
Multiple locations, check their website
The original Once Upon a Toy store opened in Edwardsville, Ill., and soon grew to include LagoonaMagoo stores in Fairview Heights, Ill., and Hazelwood, Mo. Family owned and operated, all three stores were merged into the Happy Up company in 2006. A wide variety of American made products, as well as the best the rest of the world has to offer, is carried in stock. If one of these three stores is not in your neighborhood, a visit to the store’s Web site is sure to result in another satisfied customer. Store hours vary.