Wakarusa

A Charming Treasure

A single stoplight … surrounded by century-old buildings, friendly shops and tree-shaded sidewalks.

EAT Stan Cook’s sausage stromboli (big enough for two!) served counterside at Cook’s Pizza. Daily specials and the Friday Night Fish Fry bring the locals to the Corner Café. Peanut cashew nut butter pairs perfectly with the fresh breads at Grandma’s Pantry.

SHOP for candy you loved as a kid at the Wakarusa Dime Store, from the “wall-of-a-thousand drawers” at the 109-year-old Wakarusa Hardware or for Amish crafted hardwoods – from cabinetry to carving boards – at Schmidt Furniture Co.

PLAY Piling on pancakes at the annual Maple Syrup Festival, marveling at the miniatures of Indiana’s architectural icons at the Wakarusa Historical Museum or seeing Waterford Street’s brilliantly colored sugar maples en route to the towering Pumpkin Tree in October.

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