The Massive General Store In Iowa That Takes Nearly All Day To Explore
Dutch Country General Store takes nearly all day to explore and it’s located in a big red barn. You’ll see many barns as you drive through rural Iowa, but keep in mind they’re not all created equal. As you travel through sleepy Bloomfield, keep an eye out for the billboard announcing the Dutch Country General Store. This massive store in Iowa is a one-stop haven for everything you might need. Not only is it a great place to shop for farm-fresh groceries and sweet treats, but you never know what you’ll find within its walls – and you’ll want to spend the whole day exploring! The company runs a smaller sister store in Hannibal, Missouri, but the original has a rustic country-store charm that you can only find in Iowa. Bring your shopping bags, give yourself the time, and you might just walk away with some unexpected finds.
Dutch Country General Store Iowa has a lot to offer. Have you been to this massive place in Bloomfield? Tell us about your finds in the comments section, and let us know your favorite place to spend the whole day shopping!
For more information, visit the Dutch Country General Store website and learn about the other location in Hannibal. Consider booking a Vrbo in Bloomfield. And while you’re there, read about the largest, most conservative Amish community in Iowa.
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