It’s easy to wile away a few hours picking through the old tools, kitchenware and tins at this downtown Faribault antiques store, appropriately located in a building dating back to the 1800s. Noteworthy features include stained-glass windows, nostalgic toys and a wall dedicated to the Tilt-A-Whirl (the popular carnival ride was invented in Faribault back in the 1920s).
Much of the Tilt-A-Whirl memorabilia is not for sale, but there’s lots of other stuff to consider, like colorful wool blankets made at Faribault Woolen Mills and sturdy Red Wing pottery crocks. There’s also an impressive collection of sepia portraits, postcards and pictures that can be viewed in 3-D on a stereoscope. Prices start at about $5 for a bag of antique marbles.
Keepers Antiques is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.