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Do you remember Children's palace toy store.
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bentz
29 posts
Aug 26, 2011
7:28 AM
When I was a kid in the early 70's I would walk 3 miles with my brother just to spend a few hours looking and playing in the store and no one made us leave. It was a dream world for kid's.
bentz
31 posts
Aug 27, 2011
6:42 AM
Thats the one! In good old day you could take things out of the box and play with them, and they had large show cases that displayed all there new toys.
UnChained!
10 posts
Aug 30, 2011
11:38 AM
I remember 2 locations (not sure if there were more). The one by the Salem Mall was more in my younger years when we lived just off of Dixie. Later when we moved to Woodman Drive, I remember we'd go to the one east of the Daytom Mall, past Elder Beerman's in the shopping center behind SkateWorld. That's the one where I got my first electronic football game.
vegasbluedevil
4 posts
Aug 24, 2012
3:43 AM
I definitely remember the one on Salem Ave. I think I owned everything in that store, LOL. That was back when the Salem Mall area was an integral part of a kid's life if you lived anywhere north of town. It looked like a castle if I remember correctly.
driver62
413 posts
Aug 24, 2012
6:26 AM
It did look like a castle and I'd forgot about that. The wife and I would Christmas shop there for our kids. That was a long time ago as my youngest child is 40.
driver62
419 posts
Aug 25, 2012
6:54 AM
The Toys R Us was on Shiloh Springs just west of Salem. It's long closed and the location is an empty lot. The old Children's Palace is where the Greyhound bus station is and is also the NW hub for RTA.

Last Edited by on Aug 25, 2012 6:55 AM
bentz
66 posts
Aug 25, 2012
8:07 AM
Children's Palace had Large display cases that displayed all there new toys, these cases lit up when you walked pass them or had buttons you pushed to have the toys move very nice. and back in the 60s and 70s you could take the toys out and try them out boy was that fun, Now days you better have a tool box just to get to the toy LOL.
Happy to Be
14 posts
Oct 05, 2012
6:33 PM
My OCD kicked in at an early age whenever I'd see that backwards "R" in Children's Palace. Grrrr, I think they finally turned it around before it closed down or what ever happened to it. Had to make it politically correct I guess.


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