If you find your child begging for a toy every time you leave the house, or every time you travel to a new city, head to the Imagination Station in Juneau, Alaska. You may still be asked for a new toy, but you can rest assured it will be an educational toy that will keep your child learning and entertained for years to come. The Imagination Station is the creation of Roger and Alicia Smith. Inspired by their two young sons, they opened the store in 2003. The store was located in downtown Juneau and clocked in at 800-square feet. It was packed with Alaskan-oriented toys, novelty items, and educational materials. Stuffed to the brim, the store moved across the street in 2008 to its current Franklin Street location, which is larger but just as fun. The toy collection has grown to include science toys, dolls, games, arts and crafts, pretend toys, active toys, toddler and infant toys, building toys, books, and toys that capture the magic of Alaska. The staff is just as helpful and knowledgeable as they were when the store opened, and it is still their goal to educate and entertain children with toys. If you are visiting from out of town and you would like to pick up a souvenir for a young one, choose from the store's variety of Alaskan-made dolls.