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Do you remember Children's palace toy store.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
33 posts
May 21, 2014
6:57 PM
I went to the one on Main Street in North Dayton as well as the one by the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp. Loved that place! I use to walk down the isles looking at everything I wanted. It was the coolest place to a kid.
85 posts
May 25, 2014
8:56 AM
Remember standing in line at Childrens Palace when the original Nintendo game system came out for my kids. It was like 200 bucks back then. Now there was a memory that I`ll never forget. Now I have 2 of them, and the grand-kids play them. Some things never change.

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