It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This..

Crazy Franks has been serving the Driftless Region of Wisconsin for over 50 years, bringing in one-of-a-kind pieces that showcase the history of Wisconsin's Driftless Area.  Crazy Franks is your one-stop-shop with over 350 local vendors displaying some of their finest products not sold anywhere else in the country.

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Check what our customers are saying about us

"This is was a fun place to visit. We were on a little road trip and discovered it. So much to see and nicely displayed. We came home with treasures."

Sharon H.

"My girlfriend and I were just out for a Sunday drive and happened upon this place. We will definitely be back. There is so much to look at..."

Randy M.

"What a wonderful place! So many different booths to look through, so many treasures to be found! Each visit brings a new experience."

Kimberly P.

What Makes the Store unique?

Treasure Hunting at Crazy Franks Makes All The Difference

Our Ratings On Google

#1

Largest Flea Markets In Southwestern Wisconsin

The flea markets are always bustling and feature hundreds of items. All three Markets are indoor, making your visit very comfortable. There’s a wide range of new and vintage merchandise, along with plenty of antiques and collectibles for sale.

#2

One-of-A-Kind Pieces Brought In Historically

One-of-a-kind, vintage and antique items can help satisfy your desire to find those special treasures, turning your home into a distinctive space. All markets feature extremely unique pieces ranging from a variety of vendors and their specialties.

#3

Support Hundreds of Local Small Businesses

Small-business owners love what they do, and play an important role in supporting this beautiful Driftless area. With over 350+ dealers and counting, you can admire your purchase while feeling great about supporting this small community.

#4

Largest Variety of Vendors Around

Vendors ranging anywhere from historic collectables to vintage antiques and modern home decor fill each market with never before seen items.  You are certain to find that special gift or keepsake for everyone you know.

#5

We've Been Around for Over 50+ Years

We use our experience to create yours. With over 50 years of having our doors open, you are guaranteed an experience to remember. People travel to these markets to explore the Driftless area and enjoy bringing home unique memorabilia.

Our Story

It All Began In Wisconsin..

Crazy Franks was inspired by the hard work ethic that Frank's father taught him as a young boy. He grew up on a small farm in Kendall Wisconsin where he would watch his father, a carpenter, repurpose wood for other projects. When Frank was little he would play with the scrap wood pieces that were left over from his father's work and as he grew, he was given the job of pulling nails from the repurposed lumber. Mr. Calloway would even have Frank straighten out each nail to be reused, nothing was wasted.

As life continued Frank met a woman named Myrna, who had recently began working for his father. Frank knew that he couldn't let this one get away, so on April 13th in 1964, Frank married Myrna- the woman of his dreams.  At the time the newly weds had owned a burlap factory where they cleaned and sized burlap which would then be sold to feed manufacturers.  They ran their business for 5 years until manufacturers began using different materials for their feed.  Frank and Myrna knew they needed to make a big change..

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Not willing to give up on his dreams of entrepreneurship, Frank thought back to his Uncle George. George Calloway had a successful car business known as "Poor Franks", which inspired Frank to think of other ways that he can make a living. In 1970 Frank and Myrna moved to Readstown Wisconsin, where Frank then purchased the old Readstown School property. This property would soon be developed into the Readstown Flea Market. Myrna asked Frank what they should call this "thing". Being inspired by his Uncle George, he chose to call it "Crazy Franks". Myrna loved the name and found it quite fitting- and in Franks book, it was too exhausting to pretend being normal. It became a successful business and was the place to go to purchase lumber, paneling, insulation, nails, and siding.

Frank and Myrna wanted to continue to provide customers with other items and support the other local small businesses. So in 1988, they bought property in Mineral Point to start another store which their son Miles and his wife Melissa now operate, and in 2008 they built the Crazy Franks on Hwy 61 from the ground up. Frank and Myrna continue to run the Readstown businesses.

Our Locations in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin,

Readstown

Location #1

Store Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Phone: (608) 629-5261

Address: 414 S. 4th Street, Readstown, WI 54652

Readstown 

Location #2

Store Hours: Open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm

Phone: (608) 629-5186

Address: 611 Hwy 61 South, Readstown, WI 54652

Mineral Point 

Location

Store Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm

Phone: (608) 987-3346

Address: 1246 Street Rd 23, Mineral Point, WI 53565

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Readstown Location #1

Store Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Readstown Location #2

Store Hours: Open 7 days a week, 10am - 5pm

Mineral Point Location

Store Hours: Open 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm


If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to fill out the form below or give us a call. One of our staff members can assist you with any of your needs.

Dealer Opportunities 

Various sizes and options available, from shelving spaces to large floor spaces, please contacts us for available options with month to month leases available. 


Readstown Location #1

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Readstown Location #2

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Mineral Point Location

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