Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops
American Science & Surplus is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

1. American Science & Surplus

8.0
5316 N Milwaukee Ave (at Central Ave.), Chicago, IL
Hobby Shop · 17 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: A quirky science & army surplus shop, American Science & Surplus has it all. From Russian-made microscopes to 1950s Geiger counters, it stocks loads of educational science kits, games & toys for kids.

Uncle Fun is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

2. Uncle Fun

1338 W Belmont Ave (btwn N Lakewood Ave & N Southport Ave), Chicago, IL
Toy / Game Store · Lakeview · 8 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Uncle Fun is a one-of-a-kind toy store that has been established for over two decades. This whimsical shop features one of the widest selections of vintage finds, knick knacks and hilarious oddities.

Rotofugi Gallery is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

3. Rotofugi Gallery

9.1
2780 N Lincoln Ave (at Diversey Pkwy), Chicago, IL
Art Gallery · North Side · 21 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: One of the world’s premier sellers of designer toys, this shop features a diverse selection of vinyl figures, capsule toys, plush creatures, and more from Eastern and Western designers.

Monster Island Toys is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

4. Monster Island Toys

750 W 35th St, Chicago, IL
Toy / Game Store · Bridgeport · 6 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Find Godzilla-like merchandise at Chicago’s top Japanese specialty toystore featuring imported Japanese-made action figures and dragon paraphernalia.

Toys Et Cetera is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

5. Toys Et Cetera

7.1
5311 N Clark St (btw Berwyn & Summerdale), Chicago, IL
Toy / Game Store · Andersonville · 5 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Toys et Cetera is a store filled with fun for the whole family. Enter a world of hands-on creative play & find an enormous collection of children’s gifts ranging from birth through 10 years old.

Quimby's is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

6. Quimby's

9.0
1854 W North Ave (at N Wolcott Av), Chicago, IL
Bookstore · Bucktown · 32 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This unique bookstore features unusual and underground material such as self-published, small and independent press books, magazines, zines, body art, and underground comics.

RobotCity Workshop is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

7. RobotCity Workshop

7.4
3226 N Sheffield Ave (at Belmont), Chicago, IL
Toy / Game Store · Lakeview · 4 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: A store specializing in everything robot related, this shop sells a variety of robot building kits, electronic components and hardware.

Cat & Mouse Game Store is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

8. Cat & Mouse Game Store

8.4
2212 W Armitage Ave (Leavitt), Chicago, IL
Toy / Game Store · Bucktown · 11 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: Cat and Mouse has over 600 non-electronic games in stock, including classic board games, brainteasers, card games and puzzles for children and adults alike.

Galactic Force is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

9. Galactic Force

6.2
1121 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL
Toy / Game Store · Lakeview · 3 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: This eclectic space is dedicated to providing a fun environment for gamers. Get some game play in on Xbox or Wii for $5 per hour, then browse through a broad range of core products from various games.

Gigi's Dolls and Sherry's Teddy Bears, Inc. is one of Buy Local Guide: Quirky and Kid-Friendly Shops.

10. Gigi's Dolls and Sherry's Teddy Bears, Inc.

6029 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL
Toy / Game Store · Norwood Park · 2 tips and reviews

Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago: A labyrinth of dolls & doll accessories from all eras and countries, this museum-like space is geared toward collectors & is also home to the “Doll Museum,” a large vitrine showcasing valuable dolls.