The Best Toy Stores in Kansas City

Your first inclination when it comes to picking out a birthday or holiday gift for a child may be to hop online or go to your nearest big box store, but here in the Kansas City area we have lots of great toy and game stores to choose from. These stores offer the full shopping experience with wide selections of toys and informed employees to answer questions and make suggestions. Worried about saving money? Most of these stores have sales and send out coupons to people on their mailing list so you can score a great deal. Most of these are locally owned, so you are supporting a local business when you shop.

Toy Stores in the Kansas City Metro

Brookside Toy and Science

330 W 63rd St, Kansas City, MO 64113 | Website

This locally owned store in the cute shops at Brookside has been in business since 1964. In addition to toys, you’ll find it’s a one stop shop for science fair goods! Follow their Facebook page for information about upcoming events and story times.

Fat Brain ToysFat Brain Toy Store

5601 W 135th St #2230, Overland Park, KS 66224 | Website

This store carries many unique toys and games you won’t find at a big box store. They also have a good selection of small items for stocking stuffers. Follow their Facebook page to see upcoming events. They have a fantastic line up of Toddler Tuesday programs!

Lakeshore Learning

5670 Antioch Rd, Merriam, KS 66202 | Website

This store in Merriam is packed to the gills with educational toys and also has a separate section for teacher supplies and classroom tools (a gift certificate would make a fabulous teacher gift!) Make sure to get on their mailing list for catalogs and coupons.

The Learning Tree

4004 W 83rd St, Prairie Village, KS 66208 | Website

This locally owned store has been around for over 25 years. I love shopping in store, but I also love that you can make a wishlist on their website, shop online, and pick up in store! Make sure to get on their mailing list as they send out catalogs with coupons. Follow their Facebook page to hear about in-store events like author meet-n-greets and storytimes.

The Toy Store

936 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044 | Website

OK, so technically this toy store is not in Kansas City, but it is absolutely worth the drive to downtown Lawrence! This three story toy store has every toy you can dream of and more. Make sure you stop by the sale room in the basement. I found my daughter’s scooter here for a STEAL and there are all kinds of great finds at bargain prices. Pair a visit to The Toy Store with lunch in downtown Lawrence and a stop at nearby South Park and you’ve got a sweet day trip that your whole family will enjoy!

Toy Time

2450 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108 | Website

This toy store is located inside Crown Center and you can shop online or in store. Make sure you enroll in their ToyTime rewards program. There’s lots to do at Crown Center including ice skating as well as nearby Legoland Discovery Center and Kaleidoscope.

For the Lego Lover in Your Life

The LEGO Store

11149 W 95th St. Overland Park, KS 66214 | Website

The LEGO store inside Oak Park Mall has a wide selection of LEGO kits as well as a colorful wall of various pieces that you can choose from to round out your current LEGO collection.

KC Brick Store

9252 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212 | Website

This is Kansas City’s first and only used LEGO store and they sell both new and used LEGO sets. You can also sell them your old sets to earn cash or store credit for new ones!

Local Spots to Buy Board Games

We are lucky to have many local game stores where you can get recommendations and buy games. Check out our board game guide for a list of age-specific recommendations for your family and then shop at one of these local retailers.

Druid Dice

2010 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64108 | Website

Game Cafe

107 W Lexington Ave, Independence, MO 64050 | Website

Level One Game Shop

400 Grand Blvd #420, Kansas City, MO 64106 | Website

Mindgames and Magic

206 SE 2nd St STE B, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 | Website

Mission: Board Games

5606a Johnson Dr, Mission, KS 66202 | Website

7751 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151 | Website

Pawn and Pint

613 Walnut St, Kansas City, MO 64106 | Website

TableTop Game and Hobby

9156 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66212 | Website

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