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About Us


The first Once Upon a Child store in Lincoln opened in August of 1996 by Jim and Sue Ruigh on north 48th street by Target. After building the business for over 20 years, they eventually sold the store in April 2017 to Al and Kris Koerperich.

We are currently located in the Van Dorn Plaza at 48th and Van Dorn.  Many things have changed over the years. But the one thing that has not changed is our commitment to serving our customers well. We have the best customers in town and we hope to always give them a reason to come back.

Once Upon A Child customers know a great bargain when they see one and they expect and appreciate our fast, easy, and convenient service.  

Once Upon a Child offers payment on the spot for items we select that meet current style, safety and condition requirements. We maintain high merchandise standards by thoroughly inspecting all toys and equipment for any safety recalls.

We offer a fun and convenient way to sell your gently used items. Whether it is to sell us your gently used kids' stuff or buy things at great prices, we would love to help you find what you’re looking for. 

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Our Locations

Once Upon A Child Lincoln

2600 South 48th St
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-464-4443 - Map - Hours
Mon10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Tues10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM-08:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM-05:00 PM
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