One of the best aspects of traveling is the fact that you have the chance to pick up unique souvenirs to remind you of your visit. Some people opt for the ubiquitous T-shirt while others prefer to simply take photos.
However, there are those travelers that are on the hunt for something truly special, and these items can take the form of antiques. Browsing through treasure in an antique store is not only a great way to spend an afternoon but you can also get an idea about the history of a place through the items that end up on the shelves of local antique shops.
If you prefer to look for very special items when you travel and have a penchant for one-of-a-kind treasures, these are just a few of the area’s best antique shops to explore on your next visit to Niagara Falls.
Lakeshore Antiques & Treasures
Located in the heart of Niagara’s wine country is Lakeshore Antiques & Treasures. With 6,000 square feet of shopping space located on one floor and items displayed by 15 different antiques dealers, this behemoth of a store offers anything you could ever want and items you didn’t know you needed.
Furniture, china, glassware, art, and much more is on display here and they also offer sales and discounts throughout the year. They accept all major credit cards as well as U.S. and Canadian dollars.
Niagara Coin and Collectibles
One of the region’s most popular antique shops due in part to its appearance on the television show Pawnathon Canada, Niagara Coin and Collectibles offers high quality antiques of all types. From antique coins and paper money to war memorabilia, jewelry and more this shop is a wonderful place to pick up a souvenir of your visit or an extra special gift for a loved one.
With a staff of antiques experts, Niagara Coin and Collectibles also buys high quality antique items if you’ve got something to sell. Regardless, simply browsing in this shop is a great way to spend some time, especially on a rainy day.
Forum Galleries Antiques and Collectibles
Forum Galleries is located in Niagara on the Lake and is one of the most popular antique stores in the region. Interior decorators and designers flock to this store for its beautiful, antique lighting fixtures and other home items, as well as the antique art and other collectibles.
One of this shop’s most unique features is its online gallery where you can view a large selection of the items they have available. While it’s always fun to browse in an antique shop, if you’re looking for something in particular having the option to view items online can make your search so much easier.
Whether you’re on an extended trip or just visiting for a short time, taking in Niagara’s antique shops is a wonderful way to spend a day or two. You’ll find all sorts of treasures that will allow you to always remember your visit to this beautiful and historic part of North America.