A new exhibit at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center is taking visitors on a trip back to their childhood. It's a new toy exhibit titled Child's Play: 100 Years of Toys.
The goal of the exhibit is to showcase childhood memories. The toys range from the mid 1800s to present day.
Before plastic, many toys were made from materials like metal, porcelain or iron.
Just ask curator Devin Brown. "These were the old metal toys that they sat on. There's a seat, there's a handle to hold on. The dump truck, the steamroller, they're all made to ride on and this Lionel train is very old. This is back in the 1920s. Everything is metal and that's the way it was back then," he explained.
You can catch the exhibit at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center most days from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.