The Oldest Operating Dairy Queen In Iowa Has Been Serving Ice Cream For Almost 75 Years

Is there a more iconic fast food chain in the midwest than Dairy Queen? Known for its delicious ice cream and filling hamburgers and baskets of chicken, the casual chain has evolved a lot over the years. But at one location in Cedar Rapids, it feels like time has stood still. The 1st Avenue Dairy Queen is the oldest Dairy Queen in Iowa, opening only seven years after the chain launched in 1940. It’s still going strong seventy-five years after it debuted, and its fans say the quality is just as strong as ever. So for ice cream with a delicious side of nostalgia, this is one Dairy Queen that fans of the chain will want to make sure to visit.

Have you visited the oldest Dairy Queen in Iowa? Let us know your favorite meals, treats, and sweets to get at this iconic restaurant. You can check out the chain’s menu and the location’s hours on their website. If you’re looking for another old-school treat in the Hawkeye State, consider paying a visit to this Little Italy mainstay.

Address: Dairy Queen (Treat), 3304 1st Ave NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, USA

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