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Antique Archeology

115 1/2 Davenport St., Le Claire, IA 52753
(563) 289-1530
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Le Claire
Type: Antique Shops
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Bloomer, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I'm not really a collector so I wasn't looking to buy antiques. But I am a fan of the show and was curious about their shop. It seems so much larger on television than what it is in person. One member of our group is convinced that this is a decoy location and not the real deal. Ha! Guess you'll... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit, but don't plan on spending too much time or money, unless you want overpriced souvenirs, like t-shirts, hats and mugs. It's interesting to see and the staff are friendly; but, don't expect to see Mike, Frank or Danniella (sp.), as they only come in for filming. It was my second visit this year and I'll probably go... More

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I LOVE the show. Their website suggests that there are wonderful items waiting to be bought in Iowa. No internet sales. Must be special. I took a weekend trip - 325 miles one way - to explore the riches. We got there as they opened on Saturday. What did we find? NFS (Not For Sale) was marked on almost ALL... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is not an antique store you can buy cool stuff. They have mugs, t-shirts, totes, shot glasses with logos of American Pickers. The rest is Mike's personal collection of motorcycles that are not for sale. You can't buy anything there, but promotional stuff and restored cool looking hanging light fixtures. Considering we drove there from Des Moines, Iowa that... More

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Indianapolis
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On my way home, I saw the sign on the interstate and had to stop. I am a fan of the show and purchased a couple of souvenirs, took pictures, and looked at a few dream items that I would not have minded making an offer on.

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Columbia, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Even though it looks very large on TV it is a very small place and looks like they are trying to sell their own souvenirs....the town of LeClaire where it is located is a lot of fun. The other small antique shops were great to wonder in. All the restaurants looked good.

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MORRISON
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There wasn't much to see. It felt like a tourist trap. It was basically just a souvenir shop where you could buy stuff that had to do with the pickers.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We planned our trip out West with a specific overnight stop in LeClaire so that we could drop by Antique Archeology and tour their facility. We watch the show and were anxious to see some of the items the guys had "picked." Unfortunately, there was a sign out front "Closed for Filming" and a guy in the parking lot enforcing... More

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Florissant, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Last time I was here they didn't have the new building built, it certainly adds more display space for some of the more interesting items you've seen on the TV show. It does however get pretty packed in there on a busy day with a lot of items in a small space, but still neat to see the stuff. Met... More

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Urbandale, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was fun to see in person, however, it appears there is more t-shirt and key ring selling taking place than what the show is about. It was a fun afternoon, but we only spent less than an hour there and thought it would take a couple of hours. It was fun, however, it is one of those places that... More

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