Iowa is a picker’s paradise. And what else would you expect from the home of The American Pickers? Our state is just ripe with antiques, waiting for you to pluck them off a dusty shelf! So, next time you’re looking to hit that antique jackpot, check out one of these 10 stores in Iowa!
1. Antique Archaeology, Le Claire
Home store of The American Pickers, Antique Archaeology in Le Claire is an awesome place to check out. If not for the antiques, then to see the spot where their hit TV show has been filmed!
2. West End Architectural Salvage, Des Moines
West End Salvage in Des Moines is yet another pickers store in Iowa that has recently risen to TV fame. They now have a show called West End Salvage that airs on HGTV, and it's definitely one to watch sometime! Besides that, their store is an absolutely amazing, four-story mecca of antiques and exquisites, as well as a coffee shop that makes a mean Chai Latte!
3. Broad Street Market by Carter Station, Story City
Broad Street Market is a hidden gem in the tiny town of Story City. They carry a ton of gorgeous, old antiques, and their store is absolutely incredible. If I could just live in there, I would.
4. Tweaked Too, Oxford
Tweaked Too in Oxford offers some of the finest picking in the state, with an extensive collection of beautiful antiques and pre-loved items.
5. Brass Armadillo Antique Mall, Des Moines
Brass Armadillo in Des Moines is a paradise for any antique shopper. The store is huge, and you can find pretty much anything under the sun there.
6. Primitive Peddler, Independence
Primitive Peddler in Independence is your go to dealer for all things antique, and primitive. Their store is located in the cutest little brick house, and the interior is just charming.
7. Simply Iowa, Fairfax
Simply Iowa isn't your typical antique store. Their shop is a mix of indoor and outdoor, to give you an experience that is truly unique, and an antique selection that is simply amazing.
8. Artifacts, Iowa City
Artifacts, located in Iowa City, offers a wide array of vintage items, as well as antiques and collectibles. Their store is definitely one to check out when you're in the area.
9. Barn Mall, Walnut
Located in Walnut, the Barn Mall is a unique attraction to check out on your trip to Iowa's Antique City. True to its name, the Barn Mall is built in an old barn and offers a wide variety of antiques and collectibles.
10. Granary Mall, Walnut
Another stop on your trip to Iowa's Antique City should be Granary Mall. Granary Mall has a ton of antiques, especially furniture, and a large collection of stoneware crocks, something every good Iowan needs!
With so many amazing antique shops here in Iowa, this list just barely skims the surface. Comment and share some of your favorite antique stores – and let the picking begin!