Although Dairy Queen didn't originate in Washington State (it's a product of Illinois) Washington did get its first Dairy Queen just a few years after they started their business.

And that first Dairy Queen in Washington is still open for business.

In fact, someone is probably ordering a Blizzard there as we speak.

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where is the oldest dairy queen in Washgington state?

You'll find the original Dairy Queen and first for the entire Pacific Northwest in Vancouver, WA.

Although Vancouver is now home to several DQ locations, the one in the Shumway neighborhood is open today and has been there since 1948 -- around 75 years.

Found at 2707 Main Street in Vancouver, it's still your humble Dairy Queen though this may be designed a little different than most are used to.

This one has a drive-thru and walk-up window. Perfect for those without cars.

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And, through the years, though the logo has changed and even the building its in may have had a remodel along the way, it's the same one from all the way back in the '40s.

Here is what it looked like back in 2007.

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No matter the look or the menu, it's nice to know that the oldest Dairy Queen is still open for business and, from the looks of it, they don't make a huge deal out of it. It's Dairy Queen. Maybe a piece of history for fans of DQ in the Northwest, but all are welcome.

And, if you're wondering about the original Illinois location, unfortunately, it's no longer a Dairy Queen but the building is considered a landmark so the building still stands in some fashion -- just don't expect to order a Peanut Buster Parfait from that place any time soon.

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