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Address: 103 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4737
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+1 814-237-2402
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11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:30
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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The Animal Kingdom first opened it's doors in October 1991 on Allen Street...

The Animal Kingdom first opened it's doors in October 1991 on Allen Street in the very heart of downtown State College, Pennsylvania and the home to Penn State University. The storefront's old-fashioned window panes is the perfect backdrop for our classic stuffed animals and unique toys and gifts. It's hard to resist the pull of viewing our delightful assortment through those windows... constantly inviting the young and the young at heart inside for some playtime.As an independent toy store, we have a passion for customer service. We trust that our experienced, knowledgeable staff will consistently go above and beyond to serve our customers. We hope to always offer that "something special" and instill a sense of magic not only in our store but in the lives of everyone we meet.We believe that supporting the community we serve extends beyond our storefront. Participating as lead sponsors of family-centered events, supporting educational and cultural institutions and family-focused non-profits is part of our business model and success. If you're in the area, we'd truly love to meet you! Please stop in and say hello!Store hours: Monday - Wednesday 10:00am - 5:30pmThursday - Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pmSunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

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The stuffed animal authority in town

Definitely worth a trip to check out the stuffed animal offerings. We bring the kid here regularly for special occasions. The shelves are packed, not much wasted space. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 March 2016
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state college, pa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My family loves the stuffed animals available at this cute shop, but the management is a little to elitist for our taste. Feel like you need to make a certain income to walk in the store.

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Thank Happycookingmama
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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549 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

What an adorable store. Custom shoe sizing for little ones, which was a bonus. The store has all sorts of great stuffed animals and toys for little ones. I'll be back!!!

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Thank annehassel
State College, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This store is full of kid clothes and toys! It is located in central downtown State College and is easy to walk to from any parking lot.

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Thank Mary M
state college, pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Definitely worth a trip to check out the stuffed animal offerings. We bring the kid here regularly for special occasions. The shelves are packed, not much wasted space. The prices are pretty good for a smallish local business. I'll buy here any day, way better than sending your money to Amazon, and the kids can test out a potential purchase... More 

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Thank randocalrissian
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Rudest people and staff I have ever met! Used to love this store because they have cool stuff, but their staff is inconsiderate towards customers, I tried to return a gift with a recipt because it was torn, they would not take it back even though it had been bought 3 days before I recived it! DO NOT GO HERE... More 

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Thank 15co5286
Lindsay W, Owner at The Animal Kingdom, responded to this review

Hi there. I'm sorry you seemed to have had a poor experience. If you had a receipt and the item, the return should have been simple. What was torn? The receipt or the tag of the item or the item itself was damaged? Did you ask for a manager or the owner? Did this happen this month or back in... More 

State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Visiting Animal Kingdom is like walking through a quiet zoo. Of course the expected plush lions and tigers and bears are available, but the magic of A K is that a variety of lesser known species can also be found. Example: my husband is a Scorpio, & so for a fun gift I asked, at the counter (totally expecting my... More 

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Thank 1947Carlo
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This store has a variety of animals, as well as dolls, puppets, puzzles, baby toys, and clothes. They are happy to let your child play with the animals while you look at other things.

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Thank StarvinGrad
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Huge selection of high quality stuffed animals and other toys, with very friendly service. Definitely worth checking out!

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Lindsay W, Owner at The Animal Kingdom, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! We hope you'll visit again soon. More 

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