Rockets, Kites & Metal Detectors

Hobby Shop - Grand Rapids, MI

Outdoor enjoyment for all ages.

Building and flying model rockets is a perfect activity for Scouts, school science classes, summer camps, church youth groups, or just introducing your own child to rocketry.  At Rider’s Hobby Shop we carry a complete line of model rocket kits, pre assembled rockets, starter kits and engines.  We also stock parts so you can design and build your own rocket or repair an old one.

There’s nothing more eye-grabbing on the beach than a colorful kite sailing in the wind. At Rider’s Hobby Shop you can find kites in all shapes and sizes, ranging from entry level kites for children, through high performance 2-line stunt kites. Whether you a planning a lazy day of relaxation with a dragon kite or looking to test your skills on a new stunt pattern, Rider’s has the kite for you.

Metal Detectors are a great way to get outside and experience the world.  Use them to find artifacts from the past, or see what treasures are buried in the sand at Michigan’s many beaches.  We carry Garrett Detectors from entry to advance grade models as well as accessories to make your hunt more enjoyable.

Rider’s carries a wide range of products from many dozens of manufacturers. See below for a partial list of the lines we stock or can order for you.

  • Estes Rockets
  • Custom Rocket Company
  • Garrett Metal Detectors
  • Gayla Kites
  • Premier Kites
  • Sky Dog Kites
  • Whites Electronics

Visit us at one of our two great locations!

Whether you're closer to Flint or Grand Rapids, either of our fine locations will have everything you need to pursue all your hobby passions.

Looking for something in particular?

If we don't have what you're looking for, as long as it's available from the manufacturer, we're happy to order it for you.