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“Awesome general store - so much to see!”

Jefferson General Store
Ranked #1 of 9 Shopping in Jefferson
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Chicago, IL
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Awesome general store - so much to see!”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We loved our stop at the Jefferson General Store! There was something for everyone to look at - no one was bored during this shopping trip!

They have everything, from different kinds of dips and spreads, to baking mixes with amusingly Texan names, to T-shirts, to candy and soda pop in glass bottles (even made with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup!). They even have super random things like Dr. Pepper flavored beef jerky.

The old truck out front is really cool, too.

All in all, we are really glad we pulled off the highway in Jefferson, even though we didn't get to do much else in town.

Visited January 2012
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Pineville, Louisiana
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124 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“WHAT A NEAT PLACE TO VISIT!”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

You can't walk out of this place without buying something. A piece of old fashioned candy, pop in original bottles, pretty tshirts, unusual toys. There are dips open for sampling. I mean tons of flavors. This is a jewel of a place and the blue truck out front is something every man would love to own.

Visited August 2011
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“Unique, immersive experience!”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Had a great time there! Walked around with our 5cent coffee and lost track of time. Did most our Christmas shopping and then some.

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Timpson, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow--just when I thought there was no such thing as a time machine!”
Reviewed 12 December 2011

When you are wondering how to "re-capture" the good old days of your youth, the Jeffferson General Store is the place to go. When you walk through the historic front door, it is an immediate sensory overload. The smells, the sights and things from my childhood I never thought I would see (or taste) again are at your disposal. And, making "good better" was the staff---young, eager to help and smiles as big as the scoops of delicious ice cream served at an authentic soda fountain---how great is that?!

Visited October 2011
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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A great place to visit. Authentic soda fountain, memorabilia, interesting nostalgia, merchandise that's hard to find.”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

This is definitely worth stopping in Jefferson to visit. The soda fountain is authentic and offers refreshing drinks and snacks. Memorabilia on the walls, lots of nostalgic merchandise that is hard to find elsewhere. A great stop for everyone from children to oldsters.

Visited November 2011
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