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Candy Heaven: The Wakarusa Dime Store


My wife and I discovered this gem of a place while we were on the Elkart County Heritage Driving Tour last month. The Wakarusa Dime Store was founded over a hundred years ago and to this day sells a dizzying array of candy from all over the world.

Their claim to fame is the fact they sell the World’s Largest Jelly Beans. They are truly a tasty site to behold.


In addition to a huge selection of jelly beans, the store also has a wide variety of candies. Feeling nostalgic for the candies from your childhood that you can’t find anywhere else anymore (like candy cigarettes)? Then The Dime Store is the place you’ll find them.

They also have a fine selection of fresh chocolates and fudges made on site. It’s a veritable candy heaven! It’s also a great place to pick up Birthday balloons and greeting cards.

So, if you’re ever in Elkhart Country and have a sweet tooth, The Wakarusa Dime Store is the place to stop. If you can’t make it to the store, they’ll ship orders anywhere.

The Wakaruse Dime Store is located at 103 E. Waterford St. in
Wakarusa IN, 46573. Check out their website for contact information and their store hours.

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Written by : Jonathan Thomas is a blogger based in Northwest Indiana. He's passionate about the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan and wants to share all the fun possible in the area with the rest of the world. When not blogging for Travel Indiana, he hangs his hat at his Anglophile blog - Anglotopia and Niche Blogger Today. If you want to connect with him, you can contact him on Twitter @jonathanwthomas Jonathan receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development in exchange for blogging. For more information, please see our FTC Disclosure page.