When Sweetums and I went to Branson, Mo., last summer, the first place he wanted to stop was the World’s Largest Toy Museum. Is anyone surprised? The museum was open with pandemic rules: masks, a limited number of people inside, and six feet of separation from other visitors.
Because of that, the museum only had a handful of visitors which made it easy to follow the rules. But the most important part is that Sweetums loved it.
The museum is actually two buildings covering a total of more than 30,000 square feet. Within that space, visitors can look at more than 1 million toys, including farm toys, train sets, 900 Barbies, Disney toys, Star Trek and Star Wars collectibles, GI Joe action figures, Pez dispensers, and mini cars from Hot Wheels and Matchbox.
ExploreBranson.com says: “The complex includes the National BB Gun Museum, Harold Bell Wright Museum, Stearnsy Bear Museum, Paul Harvey Jr. 50’s Era Museum, World of Checkers Museum, a Roy Rogers western collection, and a Boyds Bear village.”
We also saw a huge toy train setting. The website says: “As a bonus, the Roark Valley Modular Railroad’s clubhouse is located inside this complex and the members enjoy showing tourists their running trains.”
Although toys were sometimes displayed in haphazard fashion on rows of shelves, this was definitely worth the stop. Click here to read more about Branson.