Odd & Real: Wild Bill’s Nostalgia

Wild Bill’s Nostalgia offers “strange things” – including a collectible bobblehead replica of the famed “Wild Bill” himself, aka Bill Ziegler.

In our daily treks around the region, seeing a bobblehead version of the man – complete with a medallion, top, hat, and offering peace signs – on the dashboard of a car, it only took moments to ask the owner, who quickly noted the source – the store, which has its own page featured on Roadside America where it gets a staff rating of “major fun.”

Wild Bill bobblehead.

Wild Bill bobblehead.

Wild Bill holding bobblehead versions of himself at  the unique store full of odd and unusual things - including major nostalgia collectibles - in Middletown, Connecticut.

Wild Bill holding bobblehead versions of himself at the unique store full of odd and unusual things in Middletown, Connecticut.

A salesman’s sample of a woodstove, flanked by carvings – just a corner of Wild Bill’s.


Find Wild Bill’s at 1003 Newfield, St., Middletown, Connecticut, USA; (860) 635-1226. There is a bookshop, vinyl records for sale – well, you’ll have to go and see for yourself.

At Wild Bill’s.

For a sample of what can be found inside, see this link.

Elvis is in the building.

For a virtual experience visiting the shop and complex, see this coverage by Atlas Obscura – link here.

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