Iowa August 23, 2017
The Oldest Ice Cream Fountain In The Country Is Right Here In Iowa
This ice cream parlor is located in the small Iowa town of Wilton, home to just over 2,800 people.
It's been open for over 150 years and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Nopoulos family owned it from 1910 until 2016, when Brenda and Lynn Ochitree took over.
George Nopoulos 1920-2015
The Wilton Candy Kitchen is just 4 miles off of Interstate 80, exit 271.
They are famous for their old-fashioned menu, which includes soda fountain drinks and ice cream.
The address is 310 Cedar St., Wilton.
This amazing place is open every day between 10am and 6pm March 15 through November 1.
Their winter hours are 10am to 6pm Wednesday through Sunday.
The Wilton Candy Kitchen hasn't changed a whole lot over the years.
The 1856 building has nearly always been a place that serves tasty treats to the community of Wilton.
Inside, you'll see leaded-glass lampshades and marble-trimmed booths.
The pressed-tin ceiling is original, as is the antique phonograph in the corner and displays full of Thelma Nopoulos' hand-lettered menus.
The most popular items on today's menu include The Green River, made with lime and lemon syrup and The Red River, with cherry and strawberry syrup.
Phosphates are traditional here, with homemade soda pops, carbonated water, and ice.
For a real treat, try a Dipsy Doodle with five fruit flavors.
Have you been to The Wilton Candy Kitchen? What did you think?