Initial Visit: January 14th, 2015
Rating: 4.25/5
Price: Free or $$$

Description: Urban Artifacts is the store to go for novelty old-timey signs…

Just make sure you bring plenty of cash. While the use of the word ‘novelty’ conjures up the thought of reproduction items to represent things from the past; when it comes to Urban Artifacts, these things are from the past.

My friend Matt is the one who introduced me to this store as I had never heard of it. Which is kind of comical, as we visited Broken Tree Coffee a few times and Urban Artifacts is just a few shops over from there.

On to Urban Artifacts! The store is a lot bigger than it appears from the outside. My friends and I spent a solid hour browsing and I know we didn’t see everything they offered.

There were quite a few awesome things I wanted to pick up in there, but the price for these novelty, if not nostalgic items, were a bit higher than I wanted to pay. Prices may be high, but the items they carry are in great shape.

Overall, a really cool store. A neat ‘blast from the past’ up and down each aisle. If you love browsing thrift stores and stumbling upon things from the past, this shop is for you. If you need coffee or some pizza, hit up Broken Tree for either of those. Do keep in mind that they both have odd hours, so call before you make the adventure there.

925 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61606

(309) 361-7430


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