The Great River Road in Illinois


From vintage finds and home décor to clothing and handcrafted jewelry, shops along the byway are the perfect way to add some retail therapy to your next road trip. No shopping expedition in Illinois would be complete without a trip to Galena’s famed Main Street. Voted one of “America’s Best Main Streets” by Fodor’s Travel, the street is lined with more than 100 19th century storefronts offering everything from home décor and apparel to root beer and popcorn. Set among the city’s historic architecture, Quincy’s The District offers an array of shopping possibilities, including stores featuring locally made products. Art lovers will enjoy a stroll down Makanda’s historic boardwalk. Dating back to the 1890s, it features galleries, quality handcrafts created by local artisans, and a country store. Whether its big box stores or quaint boutiques, the Great River Road offers plenty of opportunities for retail adventure.


Albany True Value Antiques

Alton Exchange Mall

Annabelle Market

Antique & Treasure Trove

Antiques and Accents by Vadna

Antiques Etcetera

Barry Thrift Shop

Carl Johnson's Gallery

Carriage Works

Code 3 Spices

Common Cents Resale

Country Cottage Antiques

Country Fair Mall

Country Meadows

Country Meadows II

Craft & Antique Mall

Crane Hill Antiques

Dar-Jac Antiques & Jewelry


District Designs II Fresh Pix

District Designs II Fresh Pix

Dot's Pots

Elizabeth's Grand Antique Co.

Eshelman Pottery


Farmers Wife Antiques

For Home & Her

Frank Fritz Finds

Fred and Ethel's Fifties Retro Antiques

G.V.'s Stuff Antique & Collectibles Shop

Galena Antique Mall

Galena Canning

George Street Antique Mall

George's Resale

Georgia Mae's Antiques & Collectibles

Grammy's Attic

Great American Popcorn Co

Grumpy Bob's Emporium

Gustafson & Grey, Ltd.

Heritage Market Antiques, Etc.

Homestead Flea Market

Ideas N' Designs

Inspiredesign Jewelry

J & P's Edelweiss

Jackson's Antiques

JJ's Summer Hill Antique Mall

Kindred Styles Antiques

Knotty Ideas Woodworking


Maeystown General Store

Main Street Antiques

Mean Bean Roasters

Midwest Vintage Company

Mill Street Treasures

Mississippi Mud Pottery

My Antique Store

Nauvoo Glassworks

New to You

Odd Bettie's

Old Town Antiques

Oldies but Goodies Antiques & Collectibles

Opera House Antiques

Packrats Paradise Antique Mall

Peace of the Past North

Peace of the Past South

Pinder Pottery

Quad City Arts

Red's Iron Yard

Red's Wholesale Barn & Flea Market

Refabuloused Relics

Restore Décor

Rita's Romantiques

River Huis Traders

Riverview Antiques

Roseberry Farms

Simply Grace

Sis's Memories - Antiques & Collectibles

Skeleton Key Art & Antiques

Skeleton Key Art & Antiques

St. Clair Antique Mall

Stoned Art Studio

Sullivan's Antiques & More

The Old Blacksmith Shop

The Old Grainery

The Picket Fence

The Shop on the Hill

The Tattered Shoe

Tin-Pan Alley

Tinner's Anvil

Village Antiques & Refinishing

Vintage 71

Vintage Market

Vintage Rose

Vintage Varieties

Wild Cherry Spoon Co.

Wilson's Antiques

Wooded Wonderland