Whether you’re an avid toy collector or just keen to take a nostalgic journey down memory lane, Toy Shack will probably succeed in getting you excited. Though the shop’s floor-to-ceiling displays feature new items, their specialty is most certainly vintage and antique toys, which will inevitably induce a few blasts from the past. Think: old-school treasures such as Barbies, GI Joes, and a massive collection of Hot Wheels — but really, you can probably find just about any toy or game here, and if you don’t, just ask.
Toy Shack is especially famous for its inclusion in the History Channel’s Pawn Stars show: In fact, you might even come across the store’s owner Johnny Jimenez, who also stars in the show, and is famously gracious and friendly with visitors. A visit here promises more than just toys but also an opportunity to check out the surrounding Fremont Street Experience, a dazzling stretch of street-turned-outdoor mall that is covered in a canopy of lights and spans this part of downtown Las Vegas.
The Toy Shack is located a short drive away from the strip, but is easily reachable via the hop-on hop-off bus tour (stop: El Cortez (East Fremont Street)). If you’re into collectors’ items or Pawn Stars, consider joining a tour to visit similar stops, such as the Shelby American Museum, Ultimate Sports Cards and Memorabilia, and others. Meanwhile, get to know this historic part of Las Vegas better on a tour by foot, Segway, or even open-air Jeep.