At the junction of Highway T and Interstate 44 in Rolla, Missouri, we spotted what looked like an old western town. It was an antiques mall. There was also an army surplus store at the same exit – something for both me and Mike! We quickly pulled off to explore.
Old Towne Antiques is filled with collectibles, vintage memorabilia and newly made arts and crafts. When I say filled, I mean it. There are six connected buildings that’re jam packed with stuff. You’re even given a map with a pen when you arrive so you can find your way around and mark the spots you want to return to.
The location started with four buildings that sat empty for three years before they were connected and new facades were added to make it look like an old western town. An array of vendors have booth space inside. With restrooms and a small cafe, it’s easy to spend a couple of hours investigating all the nooks and crannies.
The mall is open seven days a week, and people come from all over the country to check it out. The parking lot is RV friendly with plenty of room to park and turn around. I fell in love with a painting, but there was no place to hang it in the RV. Instead, I picked up a vintage looking necklace to add to my jewelry collection.
A visit to Old Town Antiques makes for nice walk break during a day of driving, and you might just find that must-have piece you’ve been looking for!