Best Toy Stores Worth the Visit for Tinley Park Families

Kids will love to explore one of these toy shops!

Whether your child is a toy collector, hobbyist or simply looking for their next great play find, there are several independent toy stores in the Tinley Park area that still exist, despite being a rarity nowadays. We’ve scoured the area for the top spots in Tinley Park.

Closet Collectibles

Closet Collectables is a unique toy store that specializes in used toys. Looking for a needle in a haystack to complete your collection? Popular collectible items include trading cards, action figures, die-cast toys, sports memorabilia, and much more. Closet Collectables is constantly expanding their own collection, and thety recently acquired an impressive number of vintage character lunchboxes.

Zippy Toys

Stepping into a toy store inside a shopping mall is like going back in time. Here, kids can feel the nostalgia from their parents’ generation while exploring high-quality toys. As one of four Chicagoland locations, Zippy Toys is a family-run operation, catering to toddlers through early elementary school. Whether you’re looking for Squishmallows, Funkos or action figures, most of the toys at Zippy don’t require batteries or electronics, but rather fuel the imagination of kids.

Lakeshore Learning Store

Lakeshore is dedicated to creating innovative educational materials that spark young imaginations, instill a sense of wonder and foster a lifelong love of learning. With toys for infants through age 11, all products are developed by a team of education experts―all former teachers equipped with years of classroom experience. Top sellers include build-it-yourself woodworking kits, real working ATM banks, a marble run set and a fashion design kit.


For nearly 40 years, HobbyTown has been the to go place for countless enthusiasts to fuel their passion for radio-controlled cars, airplanes, models, specialty toys, and games, as well as STEM toys. HobbyTown stocks popular brands products that appeal to devoted hobbyists and newcomers alike, as well as science kits, telescopes, board, games, puzzles and other assorted knick knacks.

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Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky is an award-winning journalist and bestselling children's book author. She is the mom of three little ladies who keep her on her toes.


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