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Address: 72 Main St, Phoenicia, NY 12464-5214
Phone Number: +1 845-688-7868
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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It's our FIFTEENTH SEASON! Open Sat-Sun-Mon. Described by Country Living...

It's our FIFTEENTH SEASON! Open Sat-Sun-Mon. Described by Country Living magazine as "a love-at-first-sight wonderland of oddball collectibles, vintage clothing, and objects d'art," Mystery Spot Antiques is part store, part museum, part odditorium, and a whole lot of fun! Named for Homer & Langley, the infamous Collyer Brothers, this obsessive and artistic "Shrine to Clutter" is packed to the rafters with unusual antiques, tons of estate-fresh vintage clothing, 1,000's of used records & killer vinyl, found objects, mid-century lighting, out of print art books, and downright oddities such as the Creepy Doll Exhibit, Petey the Petrified Piranha, and Desdemona, the Devil Girl of Phoenicia. Heck, even when are doors aren't open, customers are welcome to dig through our dollar record bins and our famous yard sale in a box on the front porch, with an honor money drop at your service.

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Had a blast of a time with a blast back to another time.

We were a group of 3 with a 14 year old teenager who loves antiques and quirky items, and we had just a blast looking through the old clothes, albums and other trinkets.... ended... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2012
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Rhinebeck, New York
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Stow
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you are bored and want to do a little sightseeing while in Big Indian, NY, this little antique shop in Phoenicia will help you bide your time for awhile. It has a very good album collection, lots of old clothing, books, and other collectibles; nothing high-end, but worth visiting.

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Rhinebeck, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

We were a group of 3 with a 14 year old teenager who loves antiques and quirky items, and we had just a blast looking through the old clothes, albums and other trinkets.... ended up buying a blouse, vintage maybe of the late 80's which had an interesting MTV story linked to it. Loved the owners photographs, and was impressed... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

'Antiques' is too boring a word to use in a description of the Mystery Spot. Imagine all the stuff in all of the garage sales that ever were. Then imagine selecting the creme-de-la-creme of all that stuff (well, no automotive stuff or tools)--every one in a million item--and placing those exquisite pieces in a store. THAT'S what the Mystery Spot... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2012

We sneaked in just before closing time and the owner was generous to stay open and answer our silly questions. There was a lot of quality stuff in this shop, jewelry, art novelty items and more. The owner was helpful by mentioning other shops we could visit.

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1 Thank perennialtravel
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

My husband and I were visiting his daughter at college when we came upon this lovely shop. The owner was just lovely, and boy did we score some great stuff: vintage vinyl records that we've been coveting forever (in mint condition, and really reasonably priced). We also picked up some great little household items and vintage linens. All in all,... More 

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Thank Regina J
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Mystery Spot is a must for visitors to the Catskills. It is chock full of items and clothing that you never realized you needed! It is also a trip down memory lane for real and recovered memories of items and clothing from days of yore. It is part museum and part museum gift shop. you can easily spend hours here... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

I bought the most AMAZING pair of purple boots here, and the owner even gave me a 10% discount that I wasn't expecting. There is so much interesting stuff to look at it will blow your mind...a true indoor flea market! If you are a collector, this place is a MUST. Truly a one-of-a-kind store in a lovely location in... More 

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Thank hulaedwyn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

My husband and I first stumbled into the Mystery Spot around 7 years ago. Winding our way past shelves of mysterious and strangely meaningful objects, we deduced that they had been collected and arranged by an artist (and we've since learned that we were right.) We return to the Mystery Spot whenever we can because we always find what we... More 

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Thank RobinLE_LI
Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

I live 8 hours away. Anytime I'm anywhere nearby I make a point of stopping in. Great fun. Great shop. Look forward to my next visit.

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Thank David F
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Having been to the Mystery Spot several times over the last few years, I'm finally getting around to mentioning it here. Visiting this shop, amongst several fun places in Phoenicia, is always a delight & lots of fun. My favorite part is the back room filled with vintage vinyl records. The books & even some of the clothing always hold... More 

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