Find the real thing at Gurnee Antique Center

The Gurnee Antique Center, LLC houses 200 dealer spaces of quality merchandise in a comfortable and spacious 24,000 sq. ft. environment. The Center offers a wide range of antiques and fine collectibles from the 18th to the mid 20th centuries.

Shoppers will find: Americana and primitives; furniture inc. Early American Country, Arts & Crafts/Mission, and Victorian; folk art; porcelain; pottery; silver; paintings; crystal, depression, and art glass; vintage costume and fine jewelry; mid-century modern; jukeboxes; Native Americana; military memorabilia; World’s Fair and souvenir items; advertising; etc.

You name it – you will likely find it here.

The Center was designed and built by Luan and Jerry Watkins, after years of collecting and exhibiting across America, as the kind of antique center they envisioned as a place they would like to shop. 

A paradise for the collector and decorator, as well as the casual shopper, it boasts wide aisles, spacious bathrooms, excellent parking, and a friendly and service-oriented staff. Every aisle has a pull-cord which, when activated, signals the sales staff that customer assistance is needed – no need to search for a sales associate.

Unlike many “antique” malls, the Gurnee Antique Center strives to sell true antiques and no reproductions. To aid its dealers and customers alike, two showcases of “fakes” and reproductions are prominently displayed at the front of the store; some of which could fool even antique “veterans.” In addition, there is an extensive library available to customers. These reference books may also be purchased. 

A large barn-like red structure visible from I-94, the Center is located in Gurnee, seconds from Six Flags Great America, Key Lime Cove Hotel & Water Park, and the Gurnee Mills Shopping Center – activities for the whole family abound throughout the area. The Naval Training Center, Great Lakes and numerous restaurants and hotels are just minutes away. A monthly Antique & Flea Market is held at the nearby Lake County Fairgrounds.

Now in its 10th successful year, the Gurnee Antique Center welcomes antiquers and seekers of the rare, beautiful, and unusual to the greater Chicagoland area and the Gateway to Wisconsin.


5742 Northridge Drive, Gurnee, IL  60031; 847-782-9094

Mon to Sat:  10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun:  Noon – 5 p.m.; Thurs until 8pm