HobbyTown Orland Park opened on September 12, 2005 in a small 2900 square foot store. After 5 years at their first location, HobbyTown Orland Park expanded into an 8000 square foot facility in January 2010. Today they are the largest hobby store in the Chicago South Suburbs.
Owners Steve and Kim Noel, along with their knowledgeable 7-member staff, have worked side-by-side for 12 years to grow and improve their store. They work hard to provide great customer service in a friendly environment. They are regular attendees of the HobbyTown Convention, the NY Toy Fair, even the Sweets and Snacks Expo in search of new unique and fun items to introduce to our customers. As a result, they are constantly adding new and exciting products to their shelves.
They are focused on increasing the number of events that they have at their shop. During the summer, HobbyTown Orland Park races outdoors on Saturdays and Sundays. Saturday racing has a small fee that is paid by the racers to Sidewinderz, the race group that organizes the racing, to offset their expenses. They provide the facility and organize the races with their state-of-the-art parking lot track, AMB scoring, and live video of the races. Sidewinderz also has a dedicated Facebook page to post racing schedules, results, news, and product info.
Beginners are encouraged to race on Sundays with 1/18-scale racing. It is free to participate, and everyone is welcoming to new racers. Trained staff also will help beginners drive around the track smoothly and comfortably. Indoor, year round, they host Tiny Whoop FPV Racing on Saturday nights for free. They have many unique gates and obstacles, and the course layout is changed weekly. HobbyTown Orland Park also holds plastic model contests, Pinewood Derby clinics, and board game nights.
HobbyTown Orland Park is also expanding their repair department. They fix RC cars, trucks, boats, airplanes helicopters, and drones. They also repair model trains and are an Authorized Lionel Repair Center.
If you are in the Chicago Suburbs, visit HobbyTown Orland Park! You can also find them online here:
Website: www.hobbytown.com • Facebook: Hobbytownusaorland • Twitter: @hobbytownorland • Instagram: hobbytownorland • YouTube: hobbytownorlandpark
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