North Dakota July 21, 2018
People Drive From All Over For The Ice Cream At This Charming North Dakota Soda Fountain
Take a step back in time at the only remaining place that has this special ice cream in not only North Dakota, but the whole world! It’ll make you think back to the good old days, and you’ll be able to try out their famous cold treats that people come around for miles just to have. There is no other place that exists like it, and it’s well worth the drive. Take a look:
The charming town of Stanley is a picture perfect example of North Dakota's best small towns. But there is one place on its Main Street that people travel in from all around to see.
What looks like your typical pharmacy and drug store has a special addition most of them don't have these days: a soda fountain, and a world famous one at that.
Located in the back of the store, the Whirla-Whip Soda Fountain in the Dakota Drug Co. is still going strong as a classic soda fountain right from the '50s and '60s.
This soda fountain is not only special because of its location, but also because of the unique ice cream they serve. This is the very last remaining location to have a Whirla-Whip machine.
If you don't know what a Whirla-Whip is, it's basically delicious soft serve ice cream with any sort of mix-in you could imagine. And trust me, Dakota Drug Co. really does let you mix in nearly anything!
Flavors include classics like Oreo, strawberry, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, but also include weird yet oddly tasty options like dill pickle, bacon, and grape Jello. The options are seemingly endless, and you can even mix up to three of the options to get an ultimate combination of your choosing.
After you try their Whirla-Whip creations, you'll understand why they are so well loved and traveled for. You can even get a special t-shirt to commemorate the occasion. They're just that great!
The Dakota Drug Co. is located at 107 S Main, Stanley, ND 58784. For more information,
While you can’t actually jump in a time machine to go back to the days where soda fountains were all the rage, a Whirla-Whip from this soda fountain certainly will get you close. The best way to peek back into the past is photographs, and North Dakota has some
truly fascinating ones of what all small towns had back in the day.