“LARK TOYS” are mostly known for their handmade wooden pull toys and puzzles. But they also produce T-shirts, Books and Fudges. The company consists of the members of a family, Kathy and Ron Gray, Miranda and Scott Gray-Burlingame. This is a family-owned and operated company that embraces the beauty of American products. “Lark Toys” store is located in Southeastern Minnesota, near to the scenic Mississippi River Valley.
For more than 25 years, “LARK Toys” has offered amazing toys. Their store is over 20,000 sq. ft. It is really huge! There you can explore one of the largest family owned specialty toy stores in the USA! There you can discover their passion and dedication for writing, dance, art, sculpture, illustration, graphic design, nurturing peace, and teaching and many more! You will see a lot of people that hang out there. Families, tour and school groups, individuals explore every day the quality toys and gifts along with the children’s books and tin toys.
When you visit their store, you will also see their amazing carousel! Since 1997, it makes riders from around the world so happy! Of course, if you are not near to Minnesota, you can check out the products available in their website and order whatever you want by the telephone.
A few words from the owner of the company
Since the 1980s, LARK Toys has manufactured wooden toys for children. Two teachers, Donn and Sarah Kreofsky, began the business, making wooden toys out of their garage for their sons. LARK was first just wholesale, and then grew to be a retail destination. Additional toys, games, puzzles, books, gifts, and food were added. In the 1990s, a beautiful carousel was carved by hand out of Minnesota basswood, and beginning in 1997, visitors could ride this indoor carousel all year. A miniature golf course with waterfalls was installed as an additional attraction.
In 2008, a new family, Kathy and Ron Gray, along with their daughter and son-in-law Miranda and Scott Gray-Burlingame took over the 21,000 sq. ft. business. While keeping the spirit of the store, they contributed their own ideas and toy designs, along with store improvements and lots of color. The wooden toys live in their own special room in the store and continue to be the foundation of the business.
LARK Toys has been named Best Toy Store in Minnesota (by viewers of KTTC), one of the 10 best toy stores in the world (by Readers Digest Canada and USA Today). Visitors from across the country and around the world enjoy seeing the antique toys, riding the carousel, trying the store’s own homemade fudge, and taking home handcrafted toys, made in the workshop on site. A viewing window allows guests to get a glimpse of toy making, which is still done by hand in batches of about 30 at a time by LARK’s head toy maker and assistants.
- Wooden pull toys and puzzles
- Fudge flavors
Address:63604 170th Ave, PO BOX #39 KELLOGG, MN 55945
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Founders:Kathy and Ron Gray, Miranda and Scott Gray-Burlingame
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