These 10 Charming General Stores In Iowa Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

The general store is a rural or small town store, and Iowa does rural and small town better than any other state, in my humble opinion. So it should come as no surprise that there is no shortage of quaint and charming general stores that hearken back to that simpler time. Whether you’re looking for handmade candy or smoked local sausage, home goods or locally made crafts, Iowa’s general stores have got you covered. So check out these 10 general stores to get a sampling of a simpler time.

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What’s your favorite Iowa general store? For more of a taste of Iowa’s rural culture, check out these 13 Photos That Prove Rural Iowa Is The Best Place To Live.