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Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center

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Address: U.S. Hwy. 75, Iowa Hwy. 3, Le Mars, IA
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Named the 2000 Iowa Tourism Attraction of the Year by The Iowa Division of...

Named the 2000 Iowa Tourism Attraction of the Year by The Iowa Division of Tourism, this visitor center includes interactive exhibits, an ice cream factory, a museum and an ice cream parlor.

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A great place to visit.

This isn't a huge museum but plenty to look at while you are enjoying your ice cream. (Which is fresh and fabulous! ) This visit the kiosks were not on. I enjoyed those on the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
jlutt87
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Sloan, Iowa
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Sloan, Iowa
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119 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This isn't a huge museum but plenty to look at while you are enjoying your ice cream. (Which is fresh and fabulous! ) This visit the kiosks were not on. I enjoyed those on the last visit. 1 star deduction.

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Robinson, Kansas
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of last stops on way back home from road trip honeymoon. Nice afternoon stop to stretch h legs, read history, watch film and enjoy snack.

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Le Mars, Iowa
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49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tons of flavors, huge portions, different types of cones to pick from, as well as, dish combinations like one called the Avalanche.....oh soooooooo good!! And huge is it like something that 3 or 4 ppl can share. My son and I used to share it when he was younger and we were both so full when we were done lol.... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

What a great little place. Old fashioned ice cream parlor meets a beautiful new building. They are seating on two floors and history all over the walls a d displays. Plus a cute gift shop. Bonus was the ice cream was very reasonable. Must stop for all ages.

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Thank tamaroc88
Osage
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is the ice cream capital of the world, according to their own advertising, and for all I know, it may well be. The ice cream is certainly good and many flavors to choose from. I would have liked to have had an opportunity to sample a dozen different flavors and would suggest offering a sampler that has a tablespoon... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Blue Bunny Ice Museum and Parlor is open late every evening. Old fashion parlor with classic varieties of ice cream. The Huckleberry is highly recommended.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Learn info on the history of the Blue Bunny ice cream with all of their delicious flavors. Plenty of space for parties.

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Le Mars, Iowa
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

This place is really nice. It is relaxing and inviting. They have all kind of flavors of ice cream - any way that you could possibly want it! Awesome!

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Thank DianeA667
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This is a GREAT place to visit! Downstairs is separated into an old-fashioned ice cream fountain parlor right out of "The Music Man" & a gift shop. Upstairs is an "open air" feeling with a chronology of how Well's BLUE BUNNY got it start.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We stopped here on our way back from Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. There was convenient parking across the street at the Tahitian Village for an RV. The museum was fun to walk through, and the ice cream was delicious! We loved seeing all of the ice cream statues on our way into town.

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