Us old folks like to revert back to our childhood and visit toy stores.
Lark Toys has it all…a toy museum, a hand carved carousel, homemade candy, ice cream and a lunch counter. A perfect place to wander and remember all the great toys we had when we were growing up. I didn’t know about Lark Toys until fellow Minnesotan and blogger Nancy blogged about it.
As a woodcarver of small objects I can really appreciate all the hours that went into the carvings.
The carousel was designed by Donn Kreofsky, Tim Monson blocked up the wood (no small task) Bill Stark carved the animals and Mary Eversman hand stained them. What a wonderful collaboration of talents.
We had a wonderful time walking down their memory lane…they have quite a collection of toys displayed beautifully and behind glass.
We finally made it into the gift shop…where I was mesmerized by the marbles that you could buy by the piece…and Far Guy was busy looking at all the cars that are the right scale for his train set. Chance ended up being the big winner with a blue Frisbee. We had a nice visit with the lovely elderly woman in the gift shop.
We took a break and played Frisbee out by their picnic tables.
It is a wonderful spot to stop, if you ever get to Kellogg Minnesota I highly recommend it!