Hobbyists looking for homes in Boise will never be disappointed. Whether they enjoy model trains, airplanes, autos, sewing and quilting, scrapbooking, collect comic books, or are still playful at heart and collect toys, Idaho is the place to be...and Boise has a plenty of locally-owned shops that will please and delight people of all ages and interests. Below is a brief overview of five of the top hobby shops in Boise and the surrounding area.
On South Vista Avenue, just west of Boise State University, sits Captain Comics—offering plenty of comic titles, collectibles, PC & Video games, toys, and card games (Magic The Gathering, Pokemon, etc.). They also offer buy back and have stacks of back issues for those who have been away from their favorite series for a while.
Lovers of quilting and sewing will enjoy this place, located just northwest of Central Rim on West Fairview Avenue in Boise. Fabrics, repair services, embroidery, and sewing machines can be found at this hobby shop.
Treasure Valley CHOO CHOO Trains
Located on West Fort Street in the East End District of Boise, Treasure Valley CHOO CHOO Trains is an authorized factory for Lionel trains, offering support and service for the model train enthusiast. They have many models available, as well as parts and accessories.
Model Train Warehouse
A special place located on East State Street in Eagle, the Model Train Warehouse has a large selection of hard-to-find gauges, as well as the ability to special order different models. They also do DCC Locomotive Decoder Installation.
All over Idaho, locally owned businesses throughout Boise, Eagle, Nampa, and Meridian are pleased to welcome fellow hobbyists to the area. Boise home owners, as well as those within the surrounding areas mentioned, are sure to find the materials needed to keep their hobbies alive and well.