Amatos Toy & Hobby Store 395 Main St, Middletown, CT06457 Amatos' two stores – there's one in New Britain, too – have over 30,000 hobby and toy products from…More which to choose, including: model toy trains (G to N scale); radio-controlled race cars, truck, airplanes and helicopters; children and adult puzzles from around the world; supplies for the budding artist; Boy and Girl Scout uniforms; princess gowns, dolls and stuffed animals; puppets; car, plane, boat and military model kits; dinosaurs and knights; and building sets and science experiments. Amatos is also the only store in Connecticut licensed to repair Lionel model trains.
US Air Force Recruiting Office 170 Main St, Middletown, CT06457 The Air Force traces its origins to Aug. 1, 1907 with the creation of an Aeronautical Division by the US Army Signal…More Corps. At first, the division was interested only in dirigibles and balloons for aerial observation. But in 1909, six years after the flight of the first powered airplane in Kittyhawk, N.C., the division got its first powered aircraft from the Wright brothers. The rest, as the saying goes, is history. Recruiting offices for the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force are housed in the Armed Forces Career Center which is on the lower level of Middletown's Metro Square.