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U​ncle Don's Hobbies, is located in the Town Center Shopping Plaza next to Trader Joe's on Fred Waring Drive and Town Center Way in Palm Desert, California.  Uncle Don's Hobbies calls the beautiful Southern California Coachella Valley home and is here to stay. Uncle Don's has been in this location since 1989 serving a wide range of diverse dedicated drivers, flyers, train engineers and modelers.  We cater to both the young and old whether you are experienced or just beginning.  If you were around you surely remember us in Palm Springs.  Starting in 1955 Uncle Don's became a destination for all of us.  


Uncle Don's enjoyed a renewed sense of passion when Kevin Koch bought the store in 2007.  In September 2010, Uncle Don's Hobbies moved one door over to a newly expanded and custom built location. Now twice as large, Uncle Don's Hobbies offers more selection and more of the unique products it is famous for.

In October 2011, Uncle Don's expanded again. Now 3x larger than the original Palm Desert Store, our new showroom is open, inviting and fun to see.

While the beloved hobby horse and cowboy                have been replaced with a new logo, Uncle Don's retains the fun feel and selection you remember. Keeping the past in the future is our goal while bringing the latest and greatest for your enjoyment. 

Come find why we call it Imagination at Play.


Uncle Don's stocks a full line of Drones, Quadcopters, Electric & Gas RC Cars, Trucks, Planes, Helicopters, and Boats and we have a big selection of Hobby Tools and Supplies including batteries, chargers, fuel, motors, engines, radios, servos, electronic speed controllers, wheels, tires, bodies, propellers and more. 

Interested in trains?, Uncle Don's Hobbies has N, HO, O and G scale train sets with a nice selection of accessories for the engineer in you. 

Hot out or looking for  project to do with your kids or for yourself? Traditional plastic, metal and wood models keep your child or the child in you together for hours.   Into puzzles? 50-3000 pieces can be yours along with many other unique and interesting toys.

Windy and like kites?  Go from the diamond pattern you remember, to a stunt kite testing your strength and skill or try our Estes Rockets. 


Please come on in and say "Uncle" to Fun