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King Arthur's Court Toys

Tucked away in Oakley, King Arthur’s Court has been a Cincinnati staple for over 40 years — and for good reason. Walk by and you may see kids pressing their faces to its storefront windows, marveling at giant sculptures, stuffed animals, games and more. The inside feels much the same: a toy store that encourages play and childhood whimsy. From tabletop games to foam swords to dolls and children’s books, there’s something for every age and interest. Kids can also hang out in “The Dungeon,” a play area stocked with foam archery, climbers, a zip line, Hugglepods and more. The store even has a purple, baseball-loving dragon mascot named Artie.