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"For everyone that's a kid at heart" FAO Schwarz Tip by pigletsmom

FAO Schwarz, New York City: 26 reviews and 37 photos

  Outside of FAO Schwarz
by pigletsmom

Opened in 1870, this place is an institution. I have very fond memories of visiting this store as a child. FAO Schwarz is the most wonderful toy store in the world. It is a giant department store filled with toys. Nothing even comes close. The Tom Hanks "Big" keyboard dance scene was filmed here. Multi level and full of every thing imaginable. At Christmas time there is actually a long line of parents and their desperate kids that are waiting to get inside for their ultimate childhood fantasy. Truly Fantastic!

What to buy: From baby rattles to $30,000 lifesize toy cars. Large log houses, slides and giant teddy bears. It's a wonderful feast for your eyes.

What to pay: I think it can be expensive, but it's the experience your'e buying.

Address: 767 Fifth Avenue
Directions: 59th and 5th
othercontact: photo from
Phone: 212.644.9400
Theme: Toys and Games

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 27, 2004
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