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Enjoy Some Antiquing in Galena This Winter

Do you love to hunt for untold treasures? If so, there are plenty of fantastic antique stores in Galena and the surrounding area, including the Galena Antique Mall! You’ll find plenty of one-of-a-kind antiques and hidden gems as you browse through the Galena Antique Mall – and when you’re done, the upscale luxury lodging at our Galena Bed and Breakfast will be waiting for you! 

With such a reputation for history and charm, it’s probably no surprise that Galena is also a fantastic destination for antiquing. Vintage enthusiasts love the range of antique stores in Galena, not to mention modern boutiques, all featuring unique, one-of-a-kind items you can’t find anywhere else. Galena is anything but ordinary, as all the shops in downtown Galena are individually owned – you won’t find chain stores here! 

When you’re done browsing for unique treasures at the Galena Antique Mall and beyond, leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the historic ambiance of our charming Galena Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today! 

Couple browsing antiques at Galena Antique Mall and other antique stores in Galena

Treasure Hunting at the Galena Antique Mall

One of the best places to start your antiquing adventure is the Galena Antique Mall, just a few minutes outside downtown Galena. The Galena Antique Mall has over 50 merchants, all featuring a unique range of goods. From light fixtures to jewelry, the assortment of goods at the Galena Antique Mall is a true feast for the eyes. 

The Galena Antique Mall is just off the highway on the way into town if you’re traveling from Chicago to Galena – which makes it a fun stop to make before you can check in to our Galena Bed and Breakfast. If you miss the Galena Antique Mall on your way into town, it’s an easy adventure while you’re here – and worth it!

The vendors at the Galena Antique Mall are clean and well-organized, offering everything from collectibles and jewelry to antique furniture and old toys. It’s definitely worth the trip outside of the other shopping in downtown Galena – especially given it’s 5 minutes or less by car! 

The Galena Antique Mall isn’t the only place in the area to go hunting for treasures, though! There are several more antique stores in Galena worth visiting, not to mention some in the rural surrounding town of Elizabethtown. We’ll take a closer look at some of these antique stores in Galena below. 

Man browsing antiques at Galena Antique Mall and other antique stores in Galena

More Antique Stores in Galena & Nearby

It makes sense that there’s so much great shopping and antiquing in Galena. At one point in the 19th century, it was a major center for business and culture in the Midwest. It goes far beyond what you’ll find at the Galena Antique Mall, though- even with its many vendors!

Once you’ve had your fun at the Galena Antique Mall, venture out and visit the other antique stores in Galena. They each offer something distinct! We’ve listed five of our favorite antique stores in Galena and the surrounding areas below:

    1. After the Galena Antique Mall, we recommend heading to Red’s Wholesale Barn and Flea Market (formerly Red’s Iron Yard). They were once located in downtown Galena but have since moved to a new location just outside town. It’s one of our favorite antique stores in Galena, carrying a fun range of yard decor, antiquities, keepsakes, furniture, and other objects.
    2. Tin-Pan Alley Antique Mall is a stylish boutique that stocks one-of-a-kind pieces. Featured in their collection are beautiful antique furnishings, many with their original finishes, as well as hand-crafted folk art, pottery, and antique Victorian toys. They have also added a fun collective of Mid-Century Modern and Retro items to their collection, making this one of the most diverse antique stores in Galena.
    3. If you love vintage books, don’t miss Peace of the Past Antiques, one of the best antique stores in Galena. In addition to vintage books, their antique collection includes Mid-Century Modern pottery, vintage cobalt blue glass barware, and so much more. Their inventory is huge!  
    4. Gustafson & Grey is a true treasure trove among antique stores in Galena. This family-run jewelry store showcases a broad range of vintage and modern jewelry and is a fantastic place to buy the perfect gift for the ones you love!
    5. While you’re out of downtown Galena visiting places like the Galena Antique Mall, don’t miss a fun find in our neighboring town of Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s Grand Antique Company is the largest antique mall in northern Illinois and features three incredible floors of fabulous finds.

We can’t wait to see what treasures you find at the Galena Antique Mall and these other antique stores in Galena. Don’t forget to take some tote bags with you! We have no doubt you’ll be coming home to your homey away from home at our Galena Bed and Breakfast with a few bags of fantastic treasures!

A whole new year of adventures is upon us, and we can’t wait to see you. Plan your adventures for the year, and make sure to include a stay at our top-rated Galena Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today!

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