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Strong National Museum of Play

  • 1 Manhattan Sq. Map It
  • Rochester
  • Fodor's Choice

Fodor's Review

Play is taken seriously at the second-largest children's museum in the country, home to the world's largest collection of toys, dolls, and play-related artifacts and to the National Toy Hall of Fame. Within its 282,000-square-foot footprint are interactive exhibits like Reading Adventureland, where you follow a yellow-brick road into a pop-up book of life-size literary creations; Sesame Street (created in collaboration with Sesame Workshop); a pint-size market where kids run the store; and an indoor butterfly garden and aquarium. Also on display are some of dolls and dollhouses of museum founder Margaret Woodbury Strong (1897–1969), who collected some 17,000 dolls throughout her life.

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1 Manhattan Sq., Rochester, New York, 14607, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $10
  • Mon.–Thurs. 10–5, Fri. and Sat. 10–8, Sun. noon–5


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