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Old-Fashioned Soda Fountain at Cardinal Drug Store

Address: 103 E. Main
Chanute, KS 66720
Telephone Number: 620.431.9150

Website: www.chanutechamber.com
Email Address: information@chanutechamber.com

About this Exploration:

Take a step back in time when you visit the old-fashioned soda fountain located in Cardinal Drug Store in the heart of downtown Chanute.

Cardinal is the home of one of the oldest original soda fountains in Kansas, and probably is in the top three of the 37 left in operation. A rare collection of Coke memorabilia and medicine bottles adds to the historic atmosphere. Jim Chappell, former owner of Cardinal, was determined to bring a soda fountain back to that area of Main Street and went on a years-long quest to find one for his store. He finally came upon the one now in the store and had it moved from Pittsburg, Kansas.

The custom of ordering a soda fountain treat was recently named one of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs so all the 37 operating soda fountains share that 8 Wonders.
 
Cardinal Drug is much like an old five-and-dime store with all types of goods. It also sells handmade fudge that probably has more butter than the law allows!
 
Cardinal Drug Store is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m-2 p.m.



contact info
Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism
21 N. Lincoln
Chanute, KS 66720
Phone: 620.431.3350
Fax: 620.431.7770
 
Jane Brophy
21 N. Lincoln
Chanute, KS 66720
Phone: 620.431.3350
Fax: 620.431.7770
 
 
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