About Us

Progress Down the Oregon Trail>>>

We originally opened in October of 1984 as Horizon Hobbies, a small hobby shop to provide fuel and building supplies to the local RC airplane builders.  Soon we were selling models, trains and RC cars, tools, dollhouses and rockets.  Within 3 years we tripled our square footage and kept adding more inventory.  It became necessary to change our name because of confusion with the new national Horizon Hobby Distributors.  We were receiving their phone calls on our 800# and even received some of their shipments, especially when they opened a warehouse in Ontario, California.  We changed the name to Oregon Trail Hobbies being located on the old historic Oregon Trail.  Expanding to a new location in May 2005, we added White's Metal Detectors and more varied inventory including gifts and seasonal flags.  Finally in August of 2008  our recent move took us to a permanent location in the center of downtown Ontario, Oregon.  This move allowed inclusion of Melissa & Doug Toys, Webkinz, and Fine Art Supplies as well as more home decor items and consignments for local artists and craftsmen.


 Snake River Valley Modelers Flying Site
Snake River Valley Modelers
    Flying Site at Malheur Butte
Ontario Chamber of Commerce 
Malheur Gem and Rock Club
Treasure Valley Art Guild
Experimental Aircraft  Association Chapter #837