Wilton Candy Kitchen – Wilton, Iowa

    Wilton Candy Kitchen – Wilton, Iowa

This business, which is located in Wilton, Iowa in WiltonCandy.jpgan 1856 building, is considered to be the oldest continuing ice cream parlor/soda fountain/confectionery in the nation. The candy kitchen was established in 1867. It serves George’s homemade ice cream, phosphates, lunches, and candy. And, in the back in a museum, one can learn some of Wilton’s history.

The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Admission – None

Directions – in the downtown east of U. S. Highway 6 and State Highway 38

Hours – 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. – noon, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, or by appointment

Phone – (563)732-2278


  1. Katie Lindsay says:

    i love the candy kitchen. it is amazing. i love the pink lady, i get that every time. ever since my uncle took me down and i thought i should get it because my favorite color was pink and i was a girl. i hope the candy kitchen never closes down. I LOVE IT> especially how its in our little bitty town wilton iowa.!!

  2. I first had a pink lady fountain drink when I was four and sick with the chicken pox. My sister brought it home for me because she used to work for George and Thelma after school. I can’t even count how many times my siblings and I got on our bikes and rode down the the Candy Kitchen for a fountain drink. I haven’t been there in ages, but after stumbling across this entry, I think it’s time for a trip back!

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