Fall In Love With Sweden In Stanton, Iowa

Sweden comes to life in Stanton, Iowa, without a passport in hand. You will quickly fall in love with Sweden in Stanton, Iowa. Stanton is in Southwest Iowa, a short drive from Omaha, along US Highway 34.

*Thank you to Stanton, Iowa, for hosting me for a meal and an overnight stay.

Swedish history comes to life in several ways, including the “World’s Largest Swedish Coffee Pot” – Who knew?

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Swedish Museum In Stanton, Iowa

As I drove into town, I noticed a beautiful steeple soaring towards the skies. I immediately knew that Stanton was a town that I would adore. The Swedish Heritage and Cultural Center is home to history and an introduction to Stanton, Iowa.

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Museum volunteer
Museum Mural

For a small fee, you can explore this historical site, which focuses on the town’s connection to Swedish history. You can easily spend two hours exploring the Swedish Heritage and Cultural Center. Be sure to sign the guest book when you enter, as this helps the center keep the doors open.

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World’s Largest In Stanton, Iowa

As you look across the parking lot of the Swedish Museum you will see the World’s Largest Swedish Coffee Pot. You will quickly understand how easy it is to fall in love with Sweden in Stanton, Iowa. Did you know that Virginia Christine, Mrs. Olsen, of Folgers Coffee is from Stanton, Iowa?

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Coffee pot
cup and saucer

The World’s Largest Swedish Coffee Cup – and saucer- is a short drive from the museum. You can view the Swedish Coffee Cup and Saucer on the town’s water tower.

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Coffee and Bakery In Stanton, Iowa

The Fika Coffee + Bake Shoppe is where the locals gather for a daily breakfast. Coffee, tea, and other drinks are popular morning choices, alongside baked goods and freshly cooked breakfast. The aroma of freshly baked goods will start your day off with a smile.

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Fika Stanton Iowa
donut holes

Biscuits and gravy were calling my name on my visit.

biscuits and gravy

I watched the locals come in and grab freshly baked goods, with large smiles as they proudly carried their purchases. If you miss breakfast, grab lunch. Sandwiches and soups highlight the menu.

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Chophouse In Stanton, Iowa

Gibbs Chophouse is an incredible restaurant on the main drag in Stanton. I enjoyed a meal with friends and I quickly realized that this is where the locals hang out. I enjoyed a delicious burger, “The Brody Burger” named after the owner’s son, who works at the restaurant.

pork chop meal
Brody Burger
desserts Stanton Iowa

The salmon, steak sandwich, macaroni/cheese bowl, and steaks are all popular menu items. If you are not hungry for a meal, belly up to the bar for a drink of your choice and chatter with the locals. Save room for dessert, you will be glad you did. This family-owned business will quickly win you over as you indulge in a delicious, mouth-watering meal.

Lodging in Stanton, Iowa

OLY Suites in Stanton makes for the ideal place to stay in Stanton, Iowa. I love the fact that I can park within ten steps of the door to this place. After you indulge in a delicious meal from Gibbs Chophouse, walk a few feet and you will find yourself at OLY Suites.

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Bed In Suite
Swedish decor

With a location below the patio of Gibbs Chophouse, in the lower level of a historic building, you have yourself a magical stay. Sweden is all around you as you cozy up for a night stay in your suite in Stanton, Iowa. Book your luxury suite by calling- 712.829.7350

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Stanton, Iowa, is worth a stop. If you enjoy small-town experiences, Stanton, Iowa, will become your go-to place. Every community across America has something to offer and Stanton soars to the top of the “let’s visit” list!

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Sara is a travel enthusiast that resides in North Iowa. You can find her traveling where the plane, train, ship, or car will go. Are you looking to take a road trip? Sara has solutions for you!

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