Recently, Toys ‘R’ Us announced that it would be closing all its US stores. (Get all your Toys ‘R’ Us questions answered here.) With 4 Greater Cincinnati locations, Toys ‘R’ Us is easily the largest and most prominent toy store in the area. But it’s not the only name in town; in fact, your kids will be happy to know there are lots of local retailers specializing in kids’ toys!
We’ve compiled them all in our Guide to Cincinnati Toy Stores:
King Arthur’s Court Toys (pictured)
3040 Madison Road, Oakley, 45209
Two location: Mariemont and Milford
323 West Sixth Street, Covington, 41011
Learning Express Toys (pictured)
2812 Town Center Blvd., Crestview Hills, 41017
Kenwood Towne Center
Three Cincinnati locations: Kenwood Towne Center, Florence Mall and Liberty Center
Two locations: Kenwood Towne Center, Cincinnati Premium Outlets
Hobby Pop (pictured)
7723 5 Mile Road, Cincinnati, 45230
9120 Union Cemetery Rd., Cincinnati, 45249
50 Tahlequah Trl, Springboro, 45066
4486 Harrison Ave., Cincinnati 45211
Saturday Morning Heroes Toys (pictured)
11119 Reading Rd., Sharonville, 45241
6600 Dixie Hwy Unit Y, Fairfield 45014
Unique Honorable Mentions
3094 Madison Road, Oakley, 45209
This Oakley gem features the best selection of children’s books in town, and their customizable boxes make great gifts!
1356 S. Ft Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, 41075
In addition to a library of children’s books that would earn two thumbs up from any librarian, Blue Marble Books stocks an impressive selection of toys and activity kits.
4203 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, 45223
While not technically a toy store, for just $10, kids can create one-of-a-kind toys from upcycled throwaways in Happen’s Toy Lab.
9 locations in Greater Cincinnati/Dayton
OUAC’s Toy Department rivals most retailers’ — and you’ll pay a fraction of the price for these gently used kids’ toys.
Play Library (pictured)
1517 Elm Street, Cincinnati, 45202
The most unique toy concept in town, the Play Library in OTR lets kids borrow toys and games the same way they’d borrow books from the library! Browse, check out, play, return — then do it all again! Memberships start at just $15/month — less than the cost of a few Matchbox cars from Amazon! This is a the most wallet- (and eco-) friendly way to refresh your kids’ play room.