Illinois’ oldest operating Dairy Queen is a direct descendant of the world’s first DQ store, and it’s still serving up delicious soft-serve and other cool treats to this very day.

The history of Dairy Queen is inextricably intertwined with that of Illinois. Do you have a go-to DQ? Have you visited one of the oldest operating DQs in the Land of Lincoln?

Another of the state’s oldest operating Dairy Queens is located in nearby Bourbonnais, and it’s a great place to grab a treat after exploring the caves at Perry Farm Park.

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