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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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Blue Bunney Ice Musem and Parlor

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 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 stars Reviewed December 7, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 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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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 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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1 Thank greg1003
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 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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Colorado Springs, CO
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The "Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center" and "Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor" are one and the same. Listed as #1 and #2 of things to do in Le Mars, IA They are in the same location, same address, use the same front door. The parlor and gift shop are on the first floor, if you go up... More 

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1 Thank nowincolorado
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

What a fun, fun off-the-main highway experience with three adults and three kids. The staff and even the soda jerks are steeped in Blue Bunny ice cream commerce and knowledge. We laughed, we slurped. Even the dairy-free eater in our crowd was wooed into submission by a sorbet parfait masterfully crafted by a man who not only knew what he... More 

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Omaha
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited today for Ice Cream Days after seeing the parade (3rd weekend in June!). The gift shop has lots of fun stuff - a huge assortment of Blue Bunny shirts, pens, candles and other branded merchandise. The best part of the museum is definitely the ice cream parlor! Lots of flavors from which to choose - or you can... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

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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2 Thank Kdahlers
San Clemente, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

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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