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Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

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  • Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

    YoYoFlamingo and I were out in IL for a couple of wedding showers last month. My parents are awesome and said that since we'd have time in kill in Indianapolis (where we flew in) we could go to any museum we wanted. Of course we chose Carter's Toy Museum in nearby Zionsville. It was a treasure trove of old toys and special Disney items.

    All pictures we took are in this Flickr set
    Here are a few:

    The musum is located right in the cute village.




    Right inside the door are a few old Disney Stores figs. He had a lot all over the museum!!





    Floor one had the antique shop, a few toys and a garage of old cars.
    The first floor was filled with old ride on cars. It also had a few old shooting games and a few bumper cars!



    Old time and fake Mickey and Donald




    There was also an old friend hanging around (and my parents)


    The third floor had case after case of toys!! It also had a working carousel, an alive tree, a coke corner and an old time moving toy.

    Here's Daffy Duck, Goofy and the old time moving toy (boy pedals bike).


    Open up!!!


    I tried to take pics of every Disney toy I saw. Here are a few of the pics -they're all at my Flickr.



    They had newer toyd as well as old toys!


    Not creepy at all!


    Wooden cars...






    Jungle Cruise boat!


    for the DonLD LOVERS...



    now Mickey...






    Pluto...












    They also had quite a collection of lunchboxes...






    Dwarves...


    CREEEEEPY Dwarf masks....


    Mr Peanut Peanut Butter Maker = AWESOME



    They also had a big train set on the 3rd floor.


    Mickey in the Box!


    Jeff and I really want to start a board game museum now!


    Viewmaster:


    Yay Robin Hood!




    I found this motorcycle with the naked pink baby fascinating.


    Disney tea set for sale in the antiques shop:


    And a cookie jar that is Minnie on one side and Mickey one the other:


    OF COURSE we had to have ice cream in the shop. Delicious!


    his toy - the cutain would opn and the band would play. Neat!!


    Again....all of the pics, inlcding many more are in my flickr set

    Hope you enjoyed!!
    Good morning, son
    In twenty years from now
    Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
    And I can tell you 'bout today
    And how I picked you up and everything changed
    It was pain
    Sunny days and rain
    I knew you'd feel the same things...


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    Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

    My grandma collected The California Raisins! :lol:

    Cute trip report!
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    'Cause I'm just trying to be happy." ♥


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      Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

      I used to have the rubber 7 dwarves toy set!
      Lost them all years ago when I was a kid.

      Cool TR!
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        Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

        Wow!!! This looks like an incredibly fun place to visit! Thank you so much for the report and photos!

        On a sidenote, I think from now on whenever people ask why I'm collecting so many toys, I'll just tell them that I plan to open a museum one day

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          Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

          Originally posted by PiG_GuRl View Post
          My grandma collected The California Raisins! :lol:

          Cute trip report!
          That makes me feel a hundred )

          Originally posted by DisneyFan28 View Post
          I used to have the rubber 7 dwarves toy set!
          Lost them all years ago when I was a kid.

          Cool TR!
          Very cool!

          Originally posted by brand42 View Post
          Wow!!! This looks like an incredibly fun place to visit! Thank you so much for the report and photos!

          On a sidenote, I think from now on whenever people ask why I'm collecting so many toys, I'll just tell them that I plan to open a museum one day
          It was awesome!

          That's a good idea! The guy said he'd had a storehouse just full of many of the toys.
          Good morning, son
          In twenty years from now
          Maybe we'll both sit down and have a few beers
          And I can tell you 'bout today
          And how I picked you up and everything changed
          It was pain
          Sunny days and rain
          I knew you'd feel the same things...


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            Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

            What an amazing place. I'm afraid I would have just been overwhelmed and looking in every nook and cranny for interesting finds.

            Thanks for sharing.

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              Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

              Wow!! What a wonderful place to visit! I had never heard of this place, if I ever make it back to that part of the world I will so have to check it out! How fun to see so many old and new toys!!




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                Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

                wow. that place is great. I saw a few items I used to have in my younger days. thanks for posting!
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                  Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

                  That's rad! I'll have to check it out some day.


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                    Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

                    Wow what a cool little place! Thanks for sharing :clap:



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                      Re: Trip Report: Carter's Toy Museum and Ice Cream Fountain

                      Great museum - but I'm a little perplexed as to what French Fried popcorn is - there was a box of it next to Mr. Peanut.
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