One of the coolest places in the state, The Marx Toy Museum, is open again after their annual Winter hiatus. Located at 915 Second Street in Moundsville, their hours are 11 AM to 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
The Marx Toy Museum celebrates the legacy of Marx Toys, once the largest toy company in the world, with one of their main factories located in Glen Dale, WV, near the site of the museum.
Marx Toys was the company that first unleashed green army men and a plethora of plastic playsets on the world, along with the original Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots, Big Loo, Johnny West, Big Wheel, and an entire universe of licensed toys, from Popeye and Dick Tracy to Disney, Hanna-Barbera and Marvel.
We visted the Marx Toy Museum last year and produced a gigantic five-part photo essay, plus we returned to record the Christmas episode of Radio Free Charleston there.