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.
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
At this Ninja themed restaurant ninjas jump through walls, do fire and knife tricks, and oh yeah, serve you Japanese food.
Front | Ninja | Waitress
5. National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York
Check out iconic toys from throughout history including this year’s legendary inductee, the rubber duck.
Logo | Star Wars | Wall
6. Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and the rest of the gang can be found at this theme park based on Sesame Street. “Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away…”
Sign | Cookie Monster | Cups | Big Bird
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
10. Wild West City in Netcong, New Jersey
Cowboys and cowgirls can pan for gold, ride a pony, or watch a shoot-out unfold on Main Street, which is a replica of the one in 1880s Dodge City.
Town | Rider | Sign
11. Paddington Station Shop in London, England
It’s located at the very train station that the Brown family originally found everyone’s favorite marmalade loving bear in a duffle coat.
Exterior | Many bears | Statue | Bear
12. Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania
Chocolate loving kids (basically all of them) can see how chocolate is made, create their own candy bar, and sample the deliciousness. Drool.
Entrance | Store | Chocolate
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
Set your gamer loose in over ten thousand square feet of the coolest games and memorabilia, plus a recently opened video game museum.
Games | Luigi | Floor
15. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California
It’s eighteen roller coasters are more than any theme park in the world.
Sunset | Green coaster | Entrance
16. Gatorland in Orlando, Florida
Reptile loving kids can get up and personal with hundreds of alligators, cheer on brave alligator wrestlers, or even ride a zip line over a pool filled with gators!
Girl | Gator | Bridge
17. Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky
Home to more than 35 different breeds of horses, this working farm and theme park is all about the horse, of course.
Girl | Entrance | Horseman
18. Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
No one ever says, “Don’t touch that!” at this interactive museum for kids.
Torch | Bus | Fountain | Entrance
19. Roswell UFO Museum in Roswell, New Mexico
Did the US government really cover up a crashed alien spacecraft in Roswell back in 1947? Take your alien obsessed kid here and find out!
Sign | Alien | Boy