The largest magic shop in the Midwest calls Illinois home.

I am not afraid to admit when I was a kid I was a big nerd. Actually, I still am. I know it is hard to believe. Well, not really.

One of the many nerdy things I enjoyed was magic. I liked going to magic shows and checking out different magicians. I would always watch the big specials that were on television like Doug Henning and David Copperfield. I loved the Bozo Show when I was little and Wizzo the Wizard was my favorite.

There was a magic and joke shop near where I grew up and I would ride my bike up there all the time. I could never afford the big fancy tricks but I saved my money to buy the smaller simpler ones. I even took a magic class with the local park district and we got to put on a show. That was so much fun.

When I got older, I did not really follow magic anymore but I did watch "Mindfreak" with Criss Angel and that special with the "Masked Magician" where he unveiled the secrets of many famous tricks. I was supposed to go to Vegas last spring for my birthday and had plans to see Criss Angel. Unfortunately, COVID put a damper on that trip.

If you dig magic, then there is a place you might want to check out that is located in the suburbs of Chicago.

According to,

"The Midwest’s largest magic shop is a treasure trove of unusual props and traditional tools all magicians need to master their craft. Located in Franklin Park, this little-known store is a world of wonders that will bring you hours of fun. Midwest Magic in northern Illinois is a humble shop with more than 12,000 items on sale that will help you perform just about any kind of magic. It claims to be the largest magic shop in the world, so try not to get lost. Midwest Magic is open Monday through Friday between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. as well as Saturday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The store is closed on Sundays, but you can always shop online."

For more info, HERE.

It sounds like it would be a fun family road trip.

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