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Travel Destination | The Strong National Museum of Play - Rochester NY

Let's play! We played all day and well into the night at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. Also known as The Strong or The Strong Museum, this is an entire museum dedicated to appreciating the multifaceted art of play. travel destination is The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY. Look no further for the ultimate play date filled with classic toys and games, superheroes and of course, villains, 
a hands-on rescue helicopter, kid-sized train, iconic children's television characters, and even a kid-sized Wegmans supermarket. Get set for a day full of entertainment and playful adventure when your travel destination is The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY.

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Travel Destination | The Strong National Museum of Play

Founded in 1969, The Strong is home sweet home to the world's largest collection (approximately 1.5 million items) of toys, dolls, and games. Fun for all, this interactive and educational museum uniquely all you to explore the playful history and pop culture impact of play.

Spaciously designed, there are a multitude of must-see exhibits and collections. Play away your day at The Strong Museum's many sites to see including-

- Hasbro Game Park
- National Toy Hall of Fame 
- World Video Game Hall of Fame 
- International Center for the History of Electronic Games
- Reading Adventureland
- Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play 
- One History Place 
- National Archives of Game Show History 
- Women in Games
- Skyline Climb
- Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden
- Wegmans Super Kid Market
- Pinball Playfields
- Imagination Destination

The Strong immediately topped our list of fave travel destinations. We spent hours on a Friday afternoon into late night hours with a moderate crowd of families. Even with extended visitor hours, we made a hurried scurry across the museum to  our timed arrival admission ticketing for the butterfly garden and even had to only give a passing glance to quite a few exhibits. I must admit, arcade gaming was one of the many high points of our visit, as well as a popular hot spot for Rochester locals. 

Prepare to spend a fun-filled day of learning and playing at a travel destination with interests for all ages. The museum is open year-round, offering an exciting variety of educational programs, temporary exhibits, and community events. When you're in the Rochester area, check out The Strong National Museum of Play, located at One Manhattan Square in Rochester, New York 14607. The Strong is open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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