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Minnesota Hobby Shops

Or, where can I buy rocket stuff in Minnesota?

You can find small selections of model rocket merchandise at mass market retailers, department stores, and toy stores.  Some examples are Walmart and Toys R Us.  Also, chain stores such as Air Traffic, Michaels (some of them) and Snyder Drug sometimes have a small selection of Estes merchandise.

However, MRN encourages you to patronize locally-owned, Minnesota hobby stores.  They can provide you with personalized service and better selections of rocket stuff.  Local hobby stores - use 'em or lose 'em!

If you've visited a store recently, and it's not on our list, or our information is outdated, please send us an update at:  mrn [at] mn-rocketry [dot] net  Please include information such as:  store name and location, brands and selection of rocket merchandise, and anything else that you feel is important.  Thank you!

These listings provided for informational purposes only.  A listing is not an endorsement by the Minnesota Rocketry Network.  MRN will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the information presented here.  Note that some of these hobby shops may not carry any model rocket merchandise.



Twin Cities Stores

Brooklyn Park

Coon Rapids

Burnsville

Eagan

Lino Lakes

Little Canada

Minneapolis

Minnetonka

Richfield

South St. Paul

St. Paul

Woodbury

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Brooklyn Park

Burnsville

Coon Rapids

  • Toymart
    528 Northdale Blvd NW
    763-757-3036
    www.toy-mart.com
    Last updated:  n/a
    Rocket merchandise: unknown
    Comments:

Eagan

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Lino Lakes

  • Jerry's RC
    8322 Lake Dr
    651-786-1336
    Last updated: 
    Rocket merchandise:
    Estes kits and engines
    Comments: 

Little Canada

  • Hub Hobby Center
    82 Minnesota Ave
    651-490-1675
    http://www.hubhobbycenter.com
    Last updated:  5/1/2010
    Rocket merchandise:
    Estes kits, starter sets, motors, components, educator bulk packs of both kits and motors
    Quest kits, motors, launch equipment, educator bulk packs of kits
    FlisKits kits
    DynaStar kits
    Semroc kits
    Custom kits, educator bulk packs of kits
    Apogee books
    Edmonds Aerospace kits
    Aerotech kits, launch equipment, consumer motors (D-G) and high-power motors (H - J)
    Public Missiles kits, parachutes, some components, motor adapters, Co-Pilot altimeters, Accufire timers, motor retainers
    LOC/Precision kits, parachutes, components
    Balsa Machining Service nose cones, body tubes, parts
    Parachutes and other supplies from Top Flight Recovery
    Comments:  Talk to staff members Alan (estenson [at] mn-rocketry [dot] net)  or Rob for rocket assistance

Minneapolis

  • Phoenix Games
    901 W Lake St
    612-823-3222
    www.phoenixgamesonline.com
    Last updated: 5/8/01
    Rocket merchandise:
    Small selection of Estes kits and motors
    Comments:  "The plus for them is that they have had some fairly old OOP kits, and still have a couple of relatively uncommon kits.  Prices are nothing special to high."-tc

Minnetonka

  • HobbyTown USA
    11319 Hwy 7
    952-931-2267
    www.hobbytown.com/mnmin
    Last updated: unknown
    Rocket merchandise:
    Estes kits, starter sets, motors
    Some Aerotech reload kits
    Comments:  "The owner is willing to order any kit or part that they can get from their supplier, and offers a discount on these special orders. I believe they can get AeroTech and LOC kits."-sm

Richfield

  • Sky's the Limit Hobbies (formerly Hobby Warehouse)
    7138 Chicago Ave S
    612-861-5587
    Last updated:  5/9/2008
    Rocket merchandise: very little
    Comments:  "Since the Hobby Zone in Eagan Closed about a year or so ago, it's been
    tough on this corner of town to get hobby supplies. Needing to get some fiberglass cloth other than the heavy stuff I can get at the big box stores, I decided to trundle over to Sky Warehouse, and see what they had in stock.
    In Richfield, Chicago Avenue is not a major street. And the little strip mall that Sky occupies is rather sleepy corner. One of the stores there used to be the original Eric's Bike shop but is now an Asian Grocery, judging by the Bollywood movie posters in the window. A literalist will have some trouble locating the store because the name of the shop still reads Hobby Warehouse, even though shop keeper answered the phone "Sky Hobbies". Perhaps it's a Prince-like "The Shop Formally Known as "Hobby Warehouse" affectation.
    The store itself is a well stocked R/C Shop, focusing on airplanes, but also cars and boats. I was looking for building supplies and found plenty of adhesives, balsa, glass, wire and brass tubing. Of the materials mentioned, the prices seemed reasonable enough.
    Conclusion, if you are a rocketeer who needs a brass launch lug or some epoxy, and you lack the fuel to go the extra 4 miles to the Richfield Hub Hobby on Penn, Hobby Warehouse, er, I mean, Sky Hobbies will fill the need. "-sm
     

  • Hub Hobby Center
    6410 Penn Ave S
    612-866-9575
    http://www.hubhobby.com
    Last updated:  5/1/2010
    Rocket merchandise:  Estes kits, engines, and starter sets
     

South St. Paul

  • Central Hobbies
    401 15th Ave N
    651-457-4740
    Last updated: 
    Rocket merchandise:
    Comments:   

St. Paul

  • Hobbies Plus
    1536 White Bear Ave
    651-778-1550
    Last updated:  n/a
    Rocket merchandise: unknown
    Comments:

  • Scale Model Supplies
    458 N Lexington Pkwy
    651-646-7781
    Last updated:  5/26/01
    Rocket merchandise: Estes kits & motors, a smattering of other brands
    Comments: 

Woodbury

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Stores in Outstate Minnesota

Duluth

Grand Forks, ND (honorary Minnesotans)

  • Rocket Technologies
    1225 Stanford Rd. #3
    Grand Forks, ND 58203
    Ph 701-746-0880
    Fax 701-746-0884
    admin@rocket-technologies.com
    http://www.rocket-technologies.com
    Last updated:  5/8/01
    Rocket merchandise:
    Estes kits and motors
    Aerotech kits, motors, motor systems, single-use and reloads, some Dr. Rocket cases
    Most LOC/Precision kits, most Public Missiles kits
    igniter kits, motor retainers, PML altimeters
    Comments:  "Rocket Technologies will be at most of the MN launches with merchandise. TM (2nd Sat.) and TSM (4th Sat.) launches every month."

Wyoming (heading north out of the Metro on I-35)

  • King Kong Hobbies
    5390 260th St
    Wyoming, MN
    Ph 866-369-5294
    www.kingkonghobbies.com
    Last updated: 
    Rocket merchandise:
    Comments:

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