Located north of downtown Oklahoma City, this stretch of Western Avenue features a dizzying array of restaurants, shops and entertainment options. There are also multiple antique shops and art galleries in which you will probably find that unique item to add to your home or garden. Be sure to take advantage of their 'Wednesdays on Western' promotion, during which many merchants offer special deals and discounts to customers.
Toy-mania is in the air at this large, upscale toy store in Nichols Hills. The two owners are Montessori teachers dedicated to educating youngsters, and the products they choose to carry reflect that. You will not find anything mind-numbing here, just great toys to spark your children's imaginations. The loyal clientele love the way the store is organized by age group, and they love the unusual brands they can find here. From arts and crafts to puzzles and games, from science and nature products to dolls and puppets, this shop carries it all.
Since being created in 1932, children around the world have grown up building and playing with LEGOs. The Oklahoma City store is filled with hundreds of different LEGOs sets, from models that kids can put together to buckets of the building blocks that they can use to build what they please. Collectors also may want to pick up some of the limited edition pieces that make their way into the shop.
For all the baseball card traders out there, and for those of you who want to be, check out this 2,000 square foot, almost 20-year-old sports memorabilia shop in the northwest part of town. You will find autographed balls and trading cards, photos and more honoring your favorite sports heroes. If you love sports, but your kid is into Pokemon, you can satisfy both of your passions at this shop, which also carries Beanies for the babies.
This mall has it all. Located on Memorial Road, in-between Oklahoma City and Edmond, Quail Springs is not as exclusive as other malls in the city, but has a devoted clientele. Inside are more than 130 stores, including Dillard's, Foley's, JC Penny's and Sears, plus small display carts selling unique goods from local businesses. If you work up an appetite shopping, there is an expansive food court and other restaurants to choose from. Shoppers can also stop in to the new, 24-screen AMC Theatre with plush stadium seating.
Galaxy touts itself as an upscale toy store for big kids, and boy, do they have a variety of toys to tempt you. Pool tables are the most popular item sold here, with more than 30 styles of tables from which to choose, including Hanover, Palladian, Bentley and Chippendale. Lots of accessories are also on hand, like pool ball sets done in fun novelty designs and specialty cues. There are foosball and air hockey tables for the sports fan, pinball and dartboards for the traditionalist, and even retro pieces like old-fashioned jukeboxes and a vintage Coca-Cola dispenser.