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The 3 best toy stores in Milwaukee

Photo: Fischberger's Variety/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 10, 2018.

Looking to check out the top toy stores around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top trinket sources in Milwaukee, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for toys.

1. American Science & Surplus

Photo: Tab A./Yelp

Topping the list is American Science & Surplus. Located at 6901 W. Oklahoma Ave. in River Bend, the toy store and hobby shop is the highest rated such establishment in Milwaukee, boasting 4.5 stars out of 64 reviews on Yelp.

The spot mixes unique and eclectic toys, masks, puzzles and collector sets with board games, novelty items and electronics. New merchandise arrives daily and some best sellers include the steampunk hipster lid, portable fire and light and phone drones. Check out the website to see the list of offerings. 

2. Fischberger's Variety

Photo: Rick R./Yelp

Next up is Harambee's Fischberger's Variety, situated at 2445 N. Holton St. With 4.5 stars out of 46 reviews on Yelp, the toy store and gift shop has proven to be a local favorite.

As the name suggests, this place sports a wide variety of items. From yarn and fabric supplies to pins, lunchboxes and coloring books, patrons write that it has something for everyone. 

3. Art Smart's Dart Mart & Juggling Emporium

Photo: Lisa A./Yelp

Lower East Side's Art Smart's Dart Mart & Juggling Emporium, located at 1695 N. Humboldt Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the hobby shop and disc golf spot 4.5 stars out of 17 reviews.

Like the idea of golf but can't hit a ball to save your life? Come to Art Smart's and try your hand at frolf: golf with a frisbee. Boasting a wide variety of Innova frolf discs, this is a great place to start a new hobby. You will also find darts, juggling props, kites, boomerangs, yo-yos and more. Here's the website. 

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