3 of the Best Places To Go Antiquing in Wisconsin

Rachel Seis
| February 1, 2024 | 4 Minute Read
A table filled with antique blue and white china and candelabras. iStock

Old treasures get new life at these Wisconsin antiques retailers.

Antiques on Pierce, Milwaukee

Milwaukee has no shortage of excellent antiques stores, but none are as big or boast a collection quite as bountiful as Antiques on Pierce. After originally opening as Antiques on Second in 2010, operations moved from Second Street to an even more massive building on nearby Pierce Street in 2015.

Since then, the sprawling antiques mall has brought in thousands upon thousands of items from approximately 200 dealers to fill the 40,000 square feet of retail space, which is split among three floors. Included in the store’s endless and continually updating inventory are items like vintage clothing, furniture, maps, books, classic toys, pop culture relics, retro dishes, home goods, records, modern works by local artists, sports memorabilia and pretty much any other type of keepsake one can imagine.

Antiques Mall of Madison, Madison

Antiques Mall of Madison has been around so long that it’s almost an antique itself. For more than 40 years, this family-oriented resale retailer has been the go-to place in Madison to find all types of rarities. This spacious shop—coming in at over 18,000 square feet—located on the outskirts of Wisconsin’s capital features a diverse menagerie of collectibles from more than 120 dealers. Items one can expect to encounter include fine jewelry, vintage clothing, advertising memorabilia, toys, pottery, baseball cards, vinyl records, fine china sets and furniture.

A vintage ice bucket and set of cocktail tools. Heather Breunig

Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall, Baraboo

Wisconsin Dells might be known as the water park capital of the world, and Baraboo (where this store is located) may be known best for its circus connection, but Wisconsin Dells Antique Mall should also be considered a regional point of pride. It opened in 1997 and expanded to its current size two years later. Currently, the massive marketplace is home to approximately 250 dealers that specialize in a veritable treasure trove of antiques, furniture, vintage media, jewelry, art, coins, home decor, bar tools (above), tchotchkes, baseball cards, gifts and countless other classic collectibles spanning generations.

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