Cataract General Store – Spencer, Indiana - Atlas Obscura

Cataract General Store

Spencer, Indiana

Both funky and traditional, it's the oldest of its kind in Indiana.  


Just down the road from beautiful Cataract Falls, and serving rural Indiana since 1860, the Cataract General Store fuses vintage Americana with modern-day knick-knacks.

The store is packed wall-to-wall with traditional general store items like local jams, cast iron skillets, and wicker baskets. There is also a collection of more modern treasures such as funky rubber ducks and toy walkie talkies. It’s also a great place to find items that showcase true Hoosier pride. Outside the store, visitors will find a small library that encourages guests to grab a book.   

The store also plays host to a wide range of vintage snacks and sodas for hungry travelers. 

No matter the reason for stopping by, the Cataract General Store will bring all that visit a sense of nostalgia for a time long gone, when small towns thrived and the general store was king.

Know Before You Go

The store is only open from 10 a.m-5 p.m. Wednesdays. 

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