Us Hoosiers are fortunate to have several independently owned toy stores in Indianapolis. Whether you’re looking for educational games or eco-friendly wooden blocks, vintage toys or the latest fidget gadgets, you are sure to find something at a local toy store to entertain every kid and kid at heart.
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Whether the occasion is a holiday present or a birthday gift, or you’re just picking out a toy for a kid you love, we think you’ll find what you’re looking for with this list of toy stores in Indy. Most of these toy stores are locally owned, which is a plus. When you shop local, your gift purchase means you are giving back to your community!
10 Local Toy Stores in Indianapolis:
4 Kids Books & Toys
4450 Weston Pointe Dr., Zionsville
4 Kids Books & Toys is aptly named because it’s for kids, but also because the owners have four kids! Kids of all ages will find toys and books galore at this Zionsville toy shop, where there are multiple stations in-store set out for kids to try out toys, too.
Happy Hen Toys
Happy Hen Toys is an Indianapolis-based online toy store that ships nationwide — including Indy! This web-based shop is where you will find hard-to-locate figures from Scheich, Papo and Plamobil and more. They also offer subscription boxes that will deliver a great gift box of items every month.
It’s a Block Party
6025 S. Madison Ave., Indianapolis
When you just can’t get enough LEGO, head to It’s a Block Party. This toy store specializes in LEGO products, where they sell new and used sets, and will also buy and trade your old blocks, too. If you can’t decide what to get the LEGO lover in your life, opt for a customized gift card, which is engraved right on LEGO bricks.
Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore
5619 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis
Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore specializes in children’s books, but they also have an array of games, puzzles and creative-play toys in their charming shop. Don’t forget to stop in for story time for ages 2 to 5, and check their website for author visits.
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Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys
723 Hanover Place, Carmel
Located in Carmel City Center, Kits & Kaboodle Classic Toys is a European-inspired toy shop filled with everything from back-to-basic toys made from wood, to fidgets, to art supplies, to family board games and more. Bonus: They offer free gift wrapping with every purchase!
Lakeshore Learning Store
1300 E. 86th St., Indianapolis
Part educational toy store, part educator supply shop, Lakeshore Learning is a great place to find products that spark a love of learning. You’ll find a wide array of toys that target early childhood and elementary-aged learners.
LEGO Store Castleton Square
Castleton Square Mall, 6020 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis
This is the only official LEGO Store in the state of Indiana, and it’s located inside the Castleton Square Mall. The bright, block-filled store is full of LEGO sets, hands-on spaces for kids to try out the LEGO and Duplo blocks, and a Build a Minifigure kiosk where you can create a one-of-a-kind figure from individual parts.
Monon Toys and Crafts
6510 Cornell Ave., Indianapolis
Located in the heart of Broad Ripple, Monon Toys and Crafts is the place to go for beautiful, interactive, thoughtful toys — the kinds that are not only fun and educational, but are meant to be passed on for generations. At Monon Toys and Crafts, you’ll find a variety of eco-friendly, sustainable toys and games for kids of all ages.
The Toy Drop
6025 Madison Ave., Suite E, Indianapolis
Take a walk down memory lane at The Toy Drop, which specializes in rare vintage and modern toys. You’ll find everything from Funko to action figures, as well as Star Wars, GI Joe, Marvel, DC, dolls, Transformers and video games.
The Toy Pit
9402 Uptown Dr., Suite 700, Indianapolis
The Toy Pit is geared toward the older toy lover. They specialize in all things collectible that’s vintage and modern, loose or in package, such as action figures, anime collectibles, old-school Disney and more.