Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Candy Kitchen in Wilton, Iowa is the oldest ongoing ice cream/soda parlor in the world.
Founded in 1860, it has served ice cream, lunches and candy for over 150 years. Its building was constructed before the start of the Civil War and is the oldest building in Wilton.
The Candy Kitchen is located at 310 Cedar Street, Wilton, north of the city of Muscatine on Highway 38.
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For the "scoop" on the Candy Kitchen's hours, menu and history, visit their website.