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North Platte’s Canteen District is home to a hidden gem that’s about to take center stage in the 2024 Nebraska Passport program: the CR Rustic Antique Mall. As one of the two selected businesses in Lincoln County, CR Rustic is gearing up to offer travelers a journey through time with its eclectic collection of collectibles dating back to the mid-1800s.

For the owners of CR Rustic, being part of the Nebraska Passport Program isn’t just about marketing—it’s an opportunity to share their passion for vintage treasures with a broader audience. Nestled in the heart of the Historic Canteen District, the store invites visitors to explore its diverse array of antiques, vintage items, and custom-made products.

Whether you’re searching for unique Christmas decorations or simply want to unearth a hidden gem, CR Rustic has something for everyone. With over 20 vendors contributing to the eclectic mix of merchandise, visitors can expect to find everything from one-of-a-kind furniture pieces to rare collectibles that tell stories of bygone eras.

What sets CR Rustic apart is its commitment to offering more than just a typical antique shopping experience. In addition to browsing through the carefully curated selection, visitors can also take advantage of custom painting services for furniture and other goods. Moreover, the store hosts monthly in-house classes where attendees can roll up their sleeves and get hands-on experience with various painting techniques, using the paint lines stocked in-store.

But the excitement doesn’t stop there. CR Rustic goes the extra mile to engage with its community and customers through its weekly Facebook live show, airing on Friday nights at 7:00 PM Central. Filled with lively instruction and entertainment, the show offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at a wide variety of projects, further enhancing the interactive and immersive experience of CR Rustic.

As CR Rustic prepares to welcome travelers as part of the Nebraska Passport program, it invites visitors to embark on a journey of discovery through the annals of history and creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned antique enthusiast or simply curious to explore the treasures of yesteryears, CR Rustic promises an unforgettable experience that celebrates the charm and nostalgia of days gone by.

Don’t miss the opportunity to uncover hidden treasures at CR Rustic in North Platte’s Canteen District. Join fellow travelers in celebrating the beauty of vintage craftsmanship and the stories they hold, one passport stamp at a time.

CR Rustic

108 E 5th street
North Platte, Nebraska 69101


Bryce Harvey

Bryce Harvey is Owner and lead creative at Avid Media. Bryce advises businesses, and brands on digital content strategies, marketing materials and website design.