1. Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 Shop in London, England
Located in King’s Cross Station, the very train station Harry himself used to get to Hogwarts, this magical store sells wands, spell books, authentic Hogwart’s uniforms and everything else your little wizard could ever want.
2. Hello Kitty Sweets Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan
3. The Curious George Store in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Fans of the famously inquisitive monkey will love the world’s only Curious George store. Check their website to learn about story time events and when George himself will be dropping by.
Storefront | Dolls | Books
4. Ninja in New York City
5. National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York
6. Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania
7. Junibacken in Stockholm, Sweden
This museum and children’s theater dedicated to the work of Swedish author Astrid Lindgren allows kids to jump into the world of her unforgettable creations like Pippi Longstocking.
Exterior | Slide | Interior | Pippy
8. Babyland General Hospital in Cleveland, Georgia
Visitors watch “mother cabbages” give birth to Cabbage Patch dolls delivered by a team of nurses and doctors. Parents might find the experience surreal, but kids love it, especially if they’re allowed to adopt one of the dolls.
Nurse | Doctor | Sign
9. Bedrock City in Custer, South Dakota
10. Wild West City in Netcong, New Jersey
11. Paddington Station Shop in London, England
12. Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania
13. Legoland in California and Florida
Kids love “miniland,” which features models of landmarks from around the world made out of millions of Lego bricks. Parents love not stepping on any of them.
Entrance | Darth Vader | Water cannons | City
14. Nintendo World Store in New York City
15. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California
16. Gatorland in Orlando, Florida
17. Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky
18. Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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