Picking Our Way Through Iowa

Antique Archaeology

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz travel the back roads of America looking for amazing things buried in people’s garages and barns. What most people see as junk, they see as dollar signs. Each item they pick has a history all its own. And the people they meet are a breed all their own. They are the American Pickers and the stars of the reality TV series with the same name. (en.m.wikipedia.org)


Jeff and I enjoy watching their series so we decided to include a stop at Antique Archaeology (Mike’s business and American Pickers home base in Le Claire, Iowa) on our way east to visit family in Indiana and Ohio.

Le Claire is a quaint Mississippi River town and the birthplace of Buffalo Bill.

The store is tucked away on a side street across from the Mississippi River.

We recognize many items from episodes of their shows. Most of the “picked” objects are for display purposes and not for sale.

Antique Archaeology is like a museum that sells souvenirs. You can purchase mugs, t-shirts, key rings, and other pricey paraphernalia.

We enjoyed just looking around…

Jeff was a happy camper!