Building a miniature ship inside a bottle is impressive, but not as impressive as forging a giant glass shell around the outside of an aircraft carrier. One-up ordinary hobbyists with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of games, crafts, and hobby supplies at HobbyTown USA.
Continuing its country-wide occupation of Americans’ days off, HobbyTown USA’s Asheville location slings games, models, and science-y kits to amateur and professional hobbyists. Adult and kiddie visages demanding immediate motley makeovers can be carefully dipped in a Klutz face-painting kit ($24.95), and auto enthusiasts can ogle and take home a Revell Ford Mustang boss model ($23.99), naturally theft-resistant thanks to its unsuitability for non-miniature drivers. Star gazers and stranded extraterrestrials rely on a Powerseeker 60 telescope ($46.58–$54.98) to chart the stars, and a Blade Heli scout helicopter ($49.99) can hover over cocktail parties to scare guests out of pocketing hors d’oeuvres. With a wide-ranging inventory and sage-like staff, HobbyTown USA meets multiple leisurely demands and appeals to all age groups, with the exception of couch-potatoing enthusiasts.
800 Fairview Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803Get Directions