Hot Sam's in the News

It’s part photo park, theme park, artist’s haven, junkyard, antique shop. It is undeniably unique. And how you perceive this place depends on your individual preferences. If you like the odd, unusual and quirky, you’ll appreciate Hot Sam’s.

Trail Pairings: A Visit to Lakeville

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When you come to Lakeville for the first time, you’ll notice that trails are everywhere. In the neighborhoods, along I-35, through the parks and around the lakes and beaches, ribbons of separated bike and pedestrian routes crisscross the town and connect people to exercise, shopping, dining, school, work and recreation.

Step Inside Junk Man Jake's Paradise

...otherwise known as Hot Sam's Antiques and Foto Park.

If one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, then Hot’s Sam’s junkyard theme park would be the ultimate vault. From planes, trains and automobiles to rockets, spaceships and landspeeders, owner and creator Jake Hood – the self-proclaimed “Junk Man” – says he’s always been a sucker for junk. Jake has been in the junk game for so long that junk now has a magnetic way of finding him.

Support Our Shops: Hot Sam’s Antiques

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If you’ve ever driven down to 35W south of the Twin Cities, you may have driven past a rocket ship and giant shark on the side of the interstate.  If you’ve wondered what exactly that’s all about, we did too.  Reporter Kristin Haubrich had to find out what was inside Hot Sam’s Antiques.

Photography Classes at Hot Sams Foto Park

Come and join us at this amazing venue located in Lakeville, MN

Hot Sams has a large collection of antique buildings cars, planes, movie props, and other things.  The reality is that you could probably spend a month shooting at this location and never run out of ideas.   I am really excited about teaching these classes.

Featured New Book: Hot Sam's as the first story!

A tour of Twin Cities history and culture through the lens of the unusual.

Weaved into delightful narratives by local writer Julie Jo Severson, Secret Twin Cities is a treasure chest of offbeat, extraordinary gems and legacies. Whether you’re a local or here for a visit, you’ll broaden your Twin Cities itineraries, bucket lists, and trivia vaults.

Finding Minnesota: The Shark, The Rocket & Other Oddities Along I-35.

Hot Sam’s Antiques & Used Furniture - Review Highlights.

Planes, trains and automobiles: 'Antique theme park' in Lakeville lures smiles.

Lakeville, Minnesota: Hot Sam's: Big Weird Junk by Bobbie Jake Hood

Hot Sam’s Art, Antiques & Oddities In Rural Lakeville Minnesota.

Hot Sam’s Art, Antiques & Oddities In Rural Lakeville Minnesota.