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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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Description: 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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Great Spot To Stop

On our way back to Southern MN from Sioux City, IA our ice cream devoted family wanted to stop. Nice 2 story building with a cute ice cream parlor, lots of ice cream selections... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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137 reviews 137 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

On our way back to Southern MN from Sioux City, IA our ice cream devoted family wanted to stop. Nice 2 story building with a cute ice cream parlor, lots of ice cream selections including sherbert, sorbet and yogurt. They have a cute gift shop on the main floor with lots of ice cream gifts...candles, shirts, sweatshirts, ornaments, etc. Upstairs... More 

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San Clemente, California, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It close to the highway and good for a smack and some shopping , very nice folks and worth an hour or so of your time

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There's only so much you can showcase about ice cream; good to hang out to try different blue bunny ice creams.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So much fun!! And the size of the sundaes were nice and big, just like they should be. The old fashion charm just made it that much better. And the ice cream was fabulous! Don't forget to drive around town and find the ice cream statues!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

While stopping in Iowa, we wanted to find something to do in Le Mars, and were satisfied with the Ice Cream Capital of the World. There is an upstairs level with history about Blue Bunny ice cream, and downstairs you can buy your own ice cream from an extensive menu. And of course, there is a gift shop with some... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Probably some of the best ice cream you will ever eat. The store is a fun place to visit. Give great helpings

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Alcester, Sd
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

very fair portions for the price...good atmosphere! loved the décor. it is a hoppin-poppin place for sure for ALL ages.

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Liberty, Missouri
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a great place to visit if you are an ice cream junky. Beautiful historic building with an ice cream parlor and gift shop. I taught at Le Mars Community High School for nine years back in the 80's and it blows my mind with how much Wells Blue Bunny has grown from a local favorite to sales that... More 

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Hot Springs, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Don't miss this attraction in downtown LeMars, IA. Great fun, a long ice cream "bar" with a soda fountain from the 1920's. First rate, and an interesting Museum about Blu Bunny Ice Cream. Make this at least a two hour visit, plus ice cream. Yum!

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Sioux Center, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We just moved to northwest Iowa and were getting our bearings. We heard that the ice cream capital of the world was just a few miles south of where we move to and we love ice cream so we had to go. My wife and I enjoyed the little bit of history that was a part of the parlor experience.... More 

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