The morning we arrived at the Creameries we were the only family there visiting. We went upstairs and were greeted by a very nice guy. He walked us back to the window to where we could see how the ice cream was packaged and he told us the history of Blue Bell and how the process goes for making the ice cream and where all the ingredients come from. It was very informative, and after seeing that you get a nice sized cup of ice cream for just a buck. My kids loved the gift shop and bought themselves quite a few souvenirs for them selves and their friends. This is a great place for a family to visit!