3 of the Best Places To Go Antiquing in Nebraska

Shannon Peterson
| February 1, 2024 | 4 Minute Read
Multiple grain bins line a dirt road at Lone Star Road Antiques. Some have antiques displayed outside. Visit North Platte

Whether you’re a seasoned enthusiast or a relative newcomer to the art of antiquing, Nebraska is home to a world of collectibles waiting to be discovered. Here are three charming shops that stand out as true gems.

Grain Bin Antique Town, North Platte

Tap into your spirit of adventure as you head to Grain Bin Antique Town about eight miles south of North Platte. A portion of the curvy road isn’t paved (above), but the destination is worth a bit of rough terrain. In fact, the antique town was featured as a 2023 Nebraska Passport Program stop.

Once you arrive, you’ll discover 20 grain bins connected by a wooden boardwalk. The grain bins, along with a large central shop, are filled with authentic antiques, restored furniture, crockery, glassware, old steel wheels and more. Add in the quaint setting in the rolling hills, and you have a standout destination.

Shop shelves filled with antiques such as china, silverware, pottery and more.                                Visit Lincoln

Burlington Antique Mall, Lincoln

Nestled in the Haymarket District of Lincoln, Burlington Antique Mall (above) has delighted collectors for more than 35 years. When you enter the historic Burlington Northern Train Station, now called the Lincoln Station, you will find 5,000 square feet of goods from 20 antiques dealers and receive a warm greeting from CEO Sophie—the store’s canine executive officer.

The variety of merchandise makes Burlington a don’t-miss destination, offering everything from clothing and jewelry to vinyl albums and books, plus traditional China, glassware, furniture and vintage holiday decorations. Their gallery wall features ever-changing art from local Metro Gallery.

Platte Valley Antique Mall, Greenwood

Another highlight of the Nebraska antiques scene is the Platte Valley Antique Mall in Greenwood, right off Interstate 80 midway between Lincoln and Omaha. Here, antiques aficionados can explore a 16,000 square foot mall featuring items from about 125 dealers.

The mall strives to offer only authentic antiques and collectibles—no reproductions or crafts. Plus, you can take a break while shopping and grab a meal and drink at the onsite Café & Pub. Dig into the famous roast beef sandwich or a beer brat and indulge in an apple dumpling with cinnamon ice cream before you finish browsing the expansive space.

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