Return to the Antiques & Collectibles Forum | Post a Follow-Up

antique trip to Minnesota

Posted by wildroseiowa50 (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 16, 10 at 15:45

Our Quester group is planning an antique shopping trip
to either Minnesota or Missouri. We have been to Stillwater before and we all loved it. Is there another
place as good as Stillwater for an overnight trip? If so
do you have any ideas about lodging and places to eat?
I mainly lurk over at the Garden Junk forum but thought
maybe some of you have some terrific ideas. I would
appreciate any help!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: antique trip to Minnesota

Well, the Brainerd/Crosby/Nisswa area of central Minnesota has a lot of antique stores; we have a lake place there, but I haven't had much of a chance to explore. There must be someone lurking here who can direct you to a good website. Maybe the Chambers -- try Nisswa, Brainerd and Crosby to start out with. Would advise you to wait until May; it's not much fun slogging through the snow and cold!!

RE: antique trip to Minnesota

Stillwater probably has the most bang for the buck with the huge concentration of antique stores all within easy walking. Plus it is charming! You might combine it with trips into St. Paul and Minneapolis (@20 minutes away). There are a number of good antique stores, consignment shops, and (my favorite) architectural antique stores in both cities. Hudson WI, right across the river, or further south Hastings and Red Wing MN also are fun places to shop with a number of antique stores.

RE: antique trip to Minnesota

this fellow gives you lots of ideas...just read through the old posts....

Here is a link that might be useful: Minnesota blog

RE: antique trip to Minnesota

Thanks for all the ideas - can't wait to go. Between
blizzards, no electricity for 6 1/2 days, etc. I am certainly ready for some fun.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Antiques & Collectibles Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here