It was a rainy, overcast day and we were looking for adventure so we loaded our crew up and took a drive down to Southern Minnesota and eventually, Lark Toys, in Kellogg. I admit I was at first skeptical. 


We're bringing a bunch of kids to a coffee shop? To do what exactly? Tell us all the things they want, need, must have?

But alas I was wrong because this wasn't just a toy store. It was a miniature, nostalgic filled world of toys and fun and joy. Plenty of joy. There's a reason they were chosen as Minnesota's best toy store.


While Lark Toys is certainly a toy store with pretty much every toy one can imagine, it's also got an overflowing book store, a trip down memory lane {No, really.} an ice cream shop and candy, lots of candy. There are also animals to visit, a carousel to ride AND a mini golf course just outside. 



There's plenty to do for kids {and adults} of all ages. When we visited we easily made a day out of exploring and visiting and seeing all there was to see. 

If you go:

Lark Toys is located just off Highway 61 in Southeastern Minnesota. For directions, visit their website.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EVERY DAY through Labor Day. Check their site for hours after Labor Day.

Prices vary by attraction- mini-golf: $5/kids 4-18 $7/adults carousel: $2/person {children 3 and under & adults over 90 ride free}. Browsing the shops and visiting the animals, all free.

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