Greetings, Visitor!

Welcome to the official website of the Candy Kitchen, located in Wilton, IA, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Founded by R.A. McIntyre in 1860, The Candy Kitchen is the oldest ongoing Ice Cream Parlor / Soda Fountain in the world and has been serving visitors ice cream, lunches, and candy for over 150 years. Under the ownership of the Nopoulos family since 1910, it is currently run by George and Thelma Nopoulos.

Feel free to explore the website and learn the history of this special attraction located on the Iowa prairie. Scan the menu, browse through photos, and remember: if you're ever driving through Iowa on Interstate 80, be sure to pull off exit 271, drive four miles south into Wilton, and stop by for a good old fashioned soda fountain drink or some of George's homemade ice cream. Actor Gregory Peck did, and so did Brooke Shields!

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George and Thelma Nopoulos, Owners

Wilton Candy Kitchen
PO Box 95, 310 Cedar St
Wilton, IA 52778
(563) 732-2278

Kim Sloan, Webmaster