Although we have to say goodbye to some of our favorite outdoor attractions during the chillier winter months in Kansas City, now is the time to be thankful for the myriad of fun and quirky indoor museums around town. One such gem is the Toy & Miniature Museum on 52nd & Oak.
The beauty of this place is that it appeals to visitors of every age—the museum can be a magical toyland for kids but also serves as a nostalgic trip down memory lane for adults. Visitors can travel through time with generations of cherished toys including dolls, dollhouses, trains, cars and more.
The museum also houses one of the largest collections of fine-scale miniatures in the world. The tiny treasures are perfect in scale, making them working reproductions of actual pieces.
Take, for example, this pair of tiny dueling pistols. Artist Eric Pearson designed them so that all of the mechanisms are the exact proportions as those of a full size pistol.