Old Tool Shed Antiques in Genoa, Wisconsin (612 Main St.; 608.689.2066) is one of those places where you could lose a lot of time, where patience and a good eye will be rewarded. Housed in an 1867-era building, the store is a packed to the rafters with antique hand tools, hammers, planes, fish scales, old kitchen gadgets, ice hooks, meat grinders, and many other things. Stop by on a weekend when they’re open, and you have time to linger.

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