It all started in 1948 with the purchase of a small doll hospital in Detroit. The new owner? Tiny, 4'11" Kay Parish......Our Grandma! She was a true entrepreneur and business woman and paved the way for the generations to come. Kay passed away in 2006 at the age of 95, but we still have customers who fondly remember trips to visit "Dr. Kay" at the doll hospital as little girls. Today they still shop with us for their own children and grandchildren!
The Doll Hospital has remained in the family for the past 60 years and is currently run by 3rd generation family members assisted by a talented staff of 50 plus employees. Our company has grown from a tiny one room doll hospital into a 30,000 square foot wonderland of unique playthings and one of Southeast Michigan's most exceptional niche businesses . We can say with confidence that we are a true "Destination Location!". With our amazing selection of dolls, specialty toys, wooden play sets and educational materials we have something for everyone!
We pride ourselves on carrying only good quality, safe specialty toys. During a visit to our store, you will find less than 1% overlap with any of the mass market toys that you see in any large chains. You will find many of the classic toys that you remember as a child.....toys loaded with play value where the driving force is your child's imagination! No TV toys or video games here! We like to think of our company as an old-fashioned toy store with a "high tech" flair. In 2003 we launched our ecommerce website www.ReallyGreatToys.com which has grown exponentially over the past several years. We now have a dedicated staff of workers that make up our "internet team" as well as a vast fulfillment area that encompasses the upper level of our building. We run our website with the same emphasis on quality products and outstanding customer service that we have held dear for the past 60 years.