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The Animal Kingdom

103 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4737
+1 814-237-2402
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Love the toys, not sold on the management

My family loves the stuffed animals available at this cute shop, but the management is a little to... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2016
Happycookingmama
Just the cutest place--wished I lived closer to do my Christmas shopping..

What an adorable store. Custom shoe sizing for little ones, which was a bonus. The store has all... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2016
annehassel
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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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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
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
Nov 25, 2016
“Love the toys, not sold on the management”
Oct 10, 2016
“Just the cutest place--wished I lived closer to do my Christmas shopping..”
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103 S Allen St, State College, PA 16801-4737
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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.

Thank Happycookingmama
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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!!!

Thank annehassel
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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.

Thank Mary M
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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...More

Thank randocalrissian
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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...More

Thank 15co5286
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Lindsay W, Owner at The Animal Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2015

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...More

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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...More

Thank 1947Carlo
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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.

Thank StarvinGrad
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

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

Thank Will_It_Blend
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Lindsay W, Owner at The Animal Kingdom, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2015

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

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