Kansas Day Trip: Westmoreland Soda Fountain

Brian always finds really fun stuff to do and places to go. We are spoiled like that. This day over the Christmas Break it was Westmoreland, with a special emphasis on their Soda Fountain in a pharmacy.

Soda fountain in a Westmoreland

It was about a 25 min drive. I think I was expecting it to be more “tourist-y”…it wasn’t. We stuck out like a steak at a vegan festival but we didn’t care!

Becks birthday stuff

 Becks birthday stuff

These two. They are two peas in a pod.

The ice cream was yummy (we did shakes, malts and a float) and there’s nothing like small town hospitably to top it off! There’s something super relaxing about waiting for your drink to be made. It was refreshing.

Soda fountain in a Westmoreland

We asked where else we should go while we were in town and they pointed us to a “historic hand dug well.” Super cool and much larger than I was expecting!

Soda fountain in a Westmoreland

Soda fountain in a Westmoreland

Overall, super cute town!  There’s a tour you can do that includes this building. How I wish it was still in use!!

Dec 2016

 

3 thoughts on “Kansas Day Trip: Westmoreland Soda Fountain

  1. My Grandfather, Dr Thomas Dechairo, owned and practiced medicine in Westmoreland. He was beloved by all. I partially grew up there. The hand dug well, I believe, is in Dechairo park. Great memories for me. I’m glad your visit was pleasant.

  2. The soda fountain was the highlight for many folks in Westmoreland. Having been born and raised in Westmoreland, working at the pharmacy/soda fountain was fun. I worked there from 1971-73 when I was in high school. Zola Hildebrand initially owned and ran the business. Bill and Tudie Hoffman bought the business and kept it pretty much the same. It brought back good memories of the people who would come in for a cup of coffee or soda. Thank you for sharing.
    Debbie (Lundgren) Hedges

  3. I just looked up Kansas day trips for us to plan family time and you popped up! We are going to check this out!

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