Best toy store 2013: Shenanigans

Photo: Aaron Cohen Photo: Aaron Cohen


601 W. Main St.

100 E. Main St.

It takes 63′ of wire to make a slinky. There are no hard and fast facts about how long it takes a child to get it all unraveled and tangled up, but we’re guessing it’s not long. Kids are tricky that way. But it’s no bother at Shenanigans, where little ones are encouraged to test the merchandise. In fact, owner Kai Rady will often test out the products right alongside them. At Alakazam on the Downtown Mall, find puppets, educational toys, and a large collection of miniature figurines (so cute!), plus a joke of the day displayed on a chalkboard outside.