LARK Toys

LARK Toys A step out of time to revive, refresh, and reconnect. Toys, books, games, fudge, a unique carousel, a museum, and more! Family owned and operated.

GPS setting: try entering 171 Lark Lane. Our street address is correct, but GPS doesn't always like that as well as our original address. Driving from Rochester between July and Oct 2017? There is bridge construction just before the junction of MN 42N and Hwy 61. Save time by taking the following small detour: • driving on 42N, pass Plainview • pass SVJ statues at top of hill on left • pass sign reading mile marker 26 • turn left onto the next gravel road - 170th Ave • drive carefully since there may be deer • follow this road to the parking lot of LARK Toys on your right

Meg and Calvin are growing but still adorable babies. Meg has a little white one her nose and a squishier face, and Calv...
06/06/2019

Meg and Calvin are growing but still adorable babies. Meg has a little white one her nose and a squishier face, and Calvin has a slender face and beautiful black ears. So fun to watch.

More progress on The Wing today. Sheetrock sanded, ceiling done, and outside siding begun. It is beautiful, we think!
06/04/2019

More progress on The Wing today. Sheetrock sanded, ceiling done, and outside siding begun. It is beautiful, we think!

OOOOOO!!!!! For their June issue, Oprah's team put together a to-do guide, featuring one place to visit from each state....
05/30/2019

OOOOOO!!!!!
For their June issue, Oprah's team put together a to-do guide, featuring one place to visit from each state. For MN: LARK Toys! Thanks Oprah!

Feeling grateful to live in such a beautiful part of Minnesota on a lovely weekend. Hope you can come for a visit soon!
05/25/2019

Feeling grateful to live in such a beautiful part of Minnesota on a lovely weekend. Hope you can come for a visit soon!

Memorial Day Weekend
05/25/2019

Memorial Day Weekend

Here's the next chapter. We enjoyed watching a very skilled guy named Nicholas do all this sheet rocking. Now the walls ...
05/25/2019

Here's the next chapter. We enjoyed watching a very skilled guy named Nicholas do all this sheet rocking. Now the walls and ceiling have form.

It was a MARBLE MORNING! We refilled our beautiful marble display with some repeats and some new ones. Marbles are treas...
05/25/2019

It was a MARBLE MORNING! We refilled our beautiful marble display with some repeats and some new ones. Marbles are treasures whether you play old-fashioned marbles, refresh your Chinese Checkers or other marble games, or just fill up a pretty bowl or jar! In addition to all these, we have some special hand-blown marbles in the Curiosity Shoppe: clear outside while inside there is: a flower, a starfish, a spider, beautiful swirls, hearts, and many other designs. They make a lovely little gift for a special friend.

We are now insulated! We are planning to be comfortable in the new building with in-floor heat, air conditioning, air ex...
05/21/2019

We are now insulated! We are planning to be comfortable in the new building with in-floor heat, air conditioning, air exchangers, and ceiling fans. Next: an inspection and dry wall.

New tin lunch boxes that we love: Roald Dahl best stories, Frida Kahlo, Mr. Rogers, and Where's Waldo!
05/21/2019

New tin lunch boxes that we love: Roald Dahl best stories, Frida Kahlo, Mr. Rogers, and Where's Waldo!

Simply the prettiest, coolest soccer balls we've ever seen! Miranda is so happy with another "Ball Wall."
05/16/2019

Simply the prettiest, coolest soccer balls we've ever seen! Miranda is so happy with another "Ball Wall."

What a beautiful week we are having—at last, spring. This evening we planted the memorial pots in front of LARK, for G...
05/16/2019

What a beautiful week we are having—at last, spring. This evening we planted the memorial pots in front of LARK, for GG and Joe Joe (Gwendolyn and Joe).

Don't you love this Spanish version of Yertle the Turtle? It just arrived.
05/15/2019

Don't you love this Spanish version of Yertle the Turtle? It just arrived.

Mother's Day= free carousel rides at LARK Toys. Bernie reported that around 150 moms enjoyed a ride with about 200 of th...
05/12/2019

Mother's Day= free carousel rides at LARK Toys. Bernie reported that around 150 moms enjoyed a ride with about 200 of their kids, spouses, and friends! It was a big and happy carousel day! What a good thing to have an occasion to focus on our mothers, those that have left and those that are still with us. Gratitude for the love and sacrifices and gifts moms have given us, along with their moms and their moms.

Timmy
05/12/2019

Timmy

LARK in Times Square!

Progress this week was all about wiring: for electricity and for sound. So many calculations and wires and thoughtful ch...
05/10/2019

Progress this week was all about wiring: for electricity and for sound. So many calculations and wires and thoughtful choices!

It was a stocking day, not the kind for your feet, but the kind that fills up shelves with toys and gifts we think are t...
05/10/2019

It was a stocking day, not the kind for your feet, but the kind that fills up shelves with toys and gifts we think are terrific. Playmobil has some great offerings this season, including: pets, aquarium, space, and more.

The skill of Russian nesting doll makers never fails to amaze us! Just got a lot of new ones.
05/06/2019

The skill of Russian nesting doll makers never fails to amaze us! Just got a lot of new ones.

It was shearing day. All the llamas came through fine—even Francis, though he does NOT like the experience one bit. Al...
05/05/2019

It was shearing day. All the llamas came through fine—even Francis, though he does NOT like the experience one bit. All five are clean and cool and ready for summer. Thanks, Natalie!

Happy birthday to Ron, Kathy's square dance partner.
05/03/2019

Happy birthday to Ron, Kathy's square dance partner.

"But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them."― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
05/03/2019

"But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them."
― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

Some friends came over to say good morning.
05/02/2019

Some friends came over to say good morning.

LARK Toys spent Saturday evening at the National Eagle Center, sharing our fudge at the Taste of Wabasha celebration. Ma...
04/28/2019

LARK Toys spent Saturday evening at the National Eagle Center, sharing our fudge at the Taste of Wabasha celebration. Many local restaurants offered tastes of their delicious specialties, and some fundraising took place for the NEC. We spent a few moments contemplating the eagles in the mews and enjoying the wonderful environment created by the Eagle Center. It is an extraordinary gift to our community and to our country. We are proud to be neighbors.

Reunion! Jenny and I (Miranda) were 3rd & 4th grade friends in 1985-1986 and reconnected in person for the first time si...
04/27/2019

Reunion! Jenny and I (Miranda) were 3rd & 4th grade friends in 1985-1986 and reconnected in person for the first time since then today. It was so fun to reminisce, spend time together, and meet her beautiful family. First photo: rocking’ out at the talent show with Shannon Simonson Bennett and Kathy Gray on piano
Second photo: at LARK Toys today, all grown up!

Yesterday's new friends from Papua, New Guinea left some pins in our world map. Now we know where New Guinea resides on ...
04/23/2019

Yesterday's new friends from Papua, New Guinea left some pins in our world map. Now we know where New Guinea resides on the globe. And now, when we look at the map, northeast of Australia, we will think of Rocky and Patrick, Kelly and Lydia. Both dads grow coffee and tea, they told us. (They also said their coffee tastes better than ours!)

Spring in the main toy store! We're feeling a little giddy at the idea of green grass, leaves on the trees, kites, balls...
04/23/2019

Spring in the main toy store! We're feeling a little giddy at the idea of green grass, leaves on the trees, kites, balls, sand boxes, and outside play!

We made new friends today at LARK. Patrick (16) and his dad Rocky; Lydia (7) and her dad Kelly visited from Papua, New G...
04/22/2019

We made new friends today at LARK. Patrick (16) and his dad Rocky; Lydia (7) and her dad Kelly visited from Papua, New Guinea. Both kids had recent heart surgery at Mayo, and as they are healing, they came for a carousel ride, some ice cream, and even a few llama kisses. We are so blessed to be part of the celebration of healing children, and we wish these families healthy and happy lives. Thanks to Jeff Cabalka and Pam for bringing them.

Charles Wallace got a new collar and leash and a new toy. Happy 4th birthday, pal.
04/19/2019

Charles Wallace got a new collar and leash and a new toy. Happy 4th birthday, pal.

Thursday photos: (1) The Turkish pottery is out in the Curiosity Shoppe;  and (2) Miranda and Scott stepped onto the sta...
04/19/2019

Thursday photos: (1) The Turkish pottery is out in the Curiosity Shoppe; and (2) Miranda and Scott stepped onto the stage in our new building. We spent the morning choosing the cabinets and countertops for the new building's kitchen. Exciting stuff!

Puppets are some of the best play helpers! So glad to share some with our friends at the National Eagle Center!
04/18/2019

Puppets are some of the best play helpers! So glad to share some with our friends at the National Eagle Center!

THANK YOU TO OUR FRIENDS AT LARK Toys - SPONSORS OF THE CAT TALE THEATER

How awesome are the folks at Lark Toys? Pretty awesome! Today we received all new puppets for the Cat Tale Theater courtesy of Lark Toys! The Theater is our childrens' imagination play space at the National Eagle Center where kids can play with animal puppets and explore nature with their imaginations. Look for the new cast of characters at the Theater in the Watershed Gallery this summer! 🤩😍👍

Yesterday we sent special love and appreciation to Mary Eversman, who would have been 66. Happy birthday, dear friend. W...
04/17/2019

Yesterday we sent special love and appreciation to Mary Eversman, who would have been 66. Happy birthday, dear friend. We still feel you are with us, in the walls, the carousel, and in our hearts.

(1) Our annual rainbow flags arrived and Tim and Trevor put them out today! (2) In our new building, framing happened. H...
04/16/2019

(1) Our annual rainbow flags arrived and Tim and Trevor put them out today! (2) In our new building, framing happened. Here's Ron standing on the stage-to-be. (3) Exquisite Turkish pottery came in too. It is all made in one town in Turkey. The colors are so vibrant!

We filled up the kite wall with all kinds of fun flyers this morning, so that must mean that spring will stay now, right...
04/13/2019

We filled up the kite wall with all kinds of fun flyers this morning, so that must mean that spring will stay now, right?

It was Decorate-A-Fudge-Easter-Bunny Day at LARK! We made some extras, so it will be available tomorrow until they are g...
04/13/2019

It was Decorate-A-Fudge-Easter-Bunny Day at LARK! We made some extras, so it will be available tomorrow until they are gone.

Here's what happened in our building last week.It was amazing to watch the skill and strength and hard work of this crew...
04/13/2019

Here's what happened in our building last week.
It was amazing to watch the skill and strength and hard work of this crew installing our cement floor.

Our last Happy Friday of the season, and probably the last one ever in our bookstore. (Our new building is coming!) How ...
04/12/2019

Our last Happy Friday of the season, and probably the last one ever in our bookstore. (Our new building is coming!) How fun it is to share these monthly programs, to connect with local families, and to see these kids growing. A heartfelt thanks to all who have come this season and the 8 seasons past.

04/12/2019

YES, Happy Friday today! 10:15-11 am.

04/11/2019

What do you do during a Thursday wind-sleet storm in April? Well, we set up and got ready for Happy Friday tomorrow (with optimism); we had a family carousel ride; we shoveled; we did some projects; and one more thing. Murdock, who loves all things clown just now, discovered that there's a special page he likes in Dr. Seuss's Foot Book. He enlisted his dad to help him act it out. Here it is.

Happy Friday is this week. It's the last one until October.
04/10/2019

Happy Friday is this week. It's the last one until October.

For gardening season: This is one of the charming prints from the spring Effie's Heart line, available in a tunic top, t...
04/07/2019

For gardening season: This is one of the charming prints from the spring Effie's Heart line, available in a tunic top, this skirt (modeled by Miranda), and a dress.

Some charming new additions to the Curiosity Shoppe, including new purses, new Effie's Heart dresses, tops, and skirts, ...
04/06/2019

Some charming new additions to the Curiosity Shoppe, including new purses, new Effie's Heart dresses, tops, and skirts, and some terrific new Moshiki skirts (including the men's wear fabric ones that you can wear anywhere)!

The in-floor heating for warm toes in our new building!
04/06/2019

The in-floor heating for warm toes in our new building!

Today included lunch, carousel, and ice cream for 54 very nice people from Chippewa Falls, haltering the new llamas and ...
04/03/2019

Today included lunch, carousel, and ice cream for 54 very nice people from Chippewa Falls, haltering the new llamas and giving them a little walk, and watching a floor taking shape inside our new building. (Can you picture dancing in there?)

Progress on our new event center today! The ground inside is finally unfrozen so the plumbers could begin their work.
04/02/2019

Progress on our new event center today! The ground inside is finally unfrozen so the plumbers could begin their work.

All are welcome at LARK Toys, and variously abled people may ride our carousel too! It's wheelchair and handicap accessi...
03/29/2019

All are welcome at LARK Toys, and variously abled people may ride our carousel too! It's wheelchair and handicap accessible.

Address

63604 170th Ave
Kellogg, MN
55945

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(507) 767-3387

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