Friday, April 12, 2013

Frisco Train Store, Valley Park

Location: 24 Front Street, Valley Park, MO 63088

Monday: Closed
Tues - Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Amenities: open train table play, toy store, birthday parties, fun nights


The Frisco Train Store (formerly the Whittle Shortline Railroad) is in Valley Park. It is more than a toy store, it's an indoor miniature train paradise for kids. There are several train tables for kids to try out the merchandise or just escape to on a rainy day to play. It's free to play (but donations are welcomed, and help keep the play area free). Since Frisco took over the store, they now carry a much larger selection of train and imaginative play merchandise, and have fixed up the store. The train table in the center of the store is now multi-level, and they've added a wooden play kitchen. The best time to visit is after 11:30 am, as the mornings get really crowded, especially on cold or wet days. The crowds clear out quite a bit at lunchtime. They have an electric train circling the room and if you're lucky, you might even get to catch a REAL train going past the building right across the street!

Electric train circling the room near the ceiling

Watching a real train go by right outside

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I didn't realize they had new ownership, thought they just changed the sign. I had given up on them because they were getting pretty run down. I'm so glad I found your more current review!