Antique Shopping
in the Middle Mississippi River Valley

   
If you are interested in antiques and other collectibles you should plan on spending some time in the Middle Mississippi River Valley. Each of the regions that greatriverroad.com covers has at least one great spot for antique lovers can find antique shops, specialty shops, great food, and a little history and scenery. Because the days and hours that the shops are open vary, we suggest that you call in advance if you are planning on visiting specific shops. 
   




Regional Directories
Madison County, Illinois   Alton alone boasts of over 60 different shops and has an area of town known as the Antique District, which is close to the waterfront, a variety of restaurants, and most major roads.
Jersey County, Illinois   A trip up the Great River Road will take shoppers to the river town of Grafton which has a number of antique shops as well as other specialty shops and places to eat. The flea market at the Historic Boatworks on Front Street is held every fourth weekend from April through October with 70 plus dealers with all types of antiques, collectibles, and goods good old-fashioned junk!.
French Colonial Country   Ste. Genevieve is the major destination for antique shoppers in French Colonial Country. Most of the shops are located in the historic downtown district making this quaint town a great day trip thatís just an hour south of St. Louis. This section also contains listings for St. Clair, Monroe, and Randolph Counties in Illinois.
St. Charles County, Missouri   The Historic Main Street District of St. Charles contains over 30 notable historic structures that now house a number of antique shops, specialty shops, and a variety of restaurants. Other cities in the county also have a number of antique shops.
Missouri's Lincoln Hills   About an hours drive along the Great River Road north of St. Louis is the Little Dixie Scenic Byway. The riverfront districts of Clarksville, Louisiana, and Hannibal are great places for antique shoppers.
Tri-State Area   The Illinois and Iowa sections of this region provide antique shoppers with a number of options. Travelling from north to south antiwue shoppers can find shops in Fort Madison and Keokuk in Iowa and Nauvoo, Carthage, Hamilton and Quincy in Illinois.
Meeting the Ohio River   About an three to four hours drive along the Great River Road south of St. Louis is the Mississippi River meets the Ohio River. Cape Girardeau, Missouri is the focal point of the antique dealers in the area with a few shops scattered throughout the communities of the region.
The Upper Delta Region   Jonesboro in Arkansas and Covington north of Memphis in Tennessee are the focal points of the antique dealers in the area with a few shops scattered throughout the communities of the region.
   
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