When you indulge in your favorite pastime, you don’t want to be hobbled by having to waste time looking for the things you need. Going to a great hobby store is no trivial pursuit. It’s a reward in itself. We bring you this year’s winners for Best Hobby Store on Long Island.
Long Islanders Voted Magic Shop in Hicksville Best Hobby Store on Long Island!
1. Magic Shop
3259A Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown. 516-822-5074. www.magicshophicksville.com
The Magic Shop opened its doors in 1974, making it the longest running magic shop on Long Island. The Magic Shop supplies magic apparatus for both the amateur and the professional. The store is not only a place to see and purchase tricks, but also to learn and to improve technique. The Magic Shop staff is highly skilled, and dedicated to introducing the hobby of magic beginners and to teach new challenges to the expert magician. They sell stage tricks, pocket tricks, magic sets, coin and card tricks, illusions, jokes and gags, and much more. The magic shop makes magicians, not people who do tricks. Also, go to The Magic Shop for your all your Halloween needs; costumes, wigs, and many accessories.
2. Willis Hobbies
300 Willis Ave., Mineola. 516-746-3944. www.willishobbies.com
Willis Hobbies is one of the oldest and largest full line hobby shops in the country- they just celebrated their 60th anniversary! As a birthday present, the hobby store relocated into 15,000 sq. ft. super-store featuring three floors of exciting hobbies!
293 Sunrise Hwy., Lynbrook. 516-599-7080. www.trainworld.com
Trainland first started in 1968 and has grown to become one of the largest discount train stores. With a massive inventory, Trainland continues to be a leader in hobby supplies.