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23 Famous General Stores Worth Stopping For

The Active Times Logo By Kaitlin Miller of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 24: Historically, general stores were the one-stop shop for rural communities, carrying everything from cow feed to penny candy. While many went out of business as cities expanded and chain big-box stores came to town, a few gems have managed to survive the era of online shopping because of their historic charm and unique items. Whether they're in a big city or tucked away on an old stretch of Route 66, these classic American stores are worth taking a detour to enjoy.

23 Famous General Stores That Are Worth Stopping For

Historically, general stores were the one-stop shop for rural communities, carrying everything from cow feed to penny candy. While many went out of business as cities expanded and chain big-box stores came to town, a few gems have managed to survive the era of online shopping because of their historic charm and unique items. Whether they're in a big city or tucked away on an old stretch of Route 66, these classic American stores are worth taking a detour to enjoy.

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