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Graeter's Ice Cream Factory Tour

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Address: 2555 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220
Phone Number: +1 614-442-7622
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter...

Handcrafted for Five Generations Since 1870. Louis and Regina Graeter started handcrafting Graeter’s Ice Cream in 1870. Today, generations later, we proudly remain family owned and operated.

This location includes an indoor playground, Scoops and Chutes. Room rentals available for birthday parties, call for information. Stop by and learn more about our history and enjoy some sweet treats!

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Fun ice cream shop

I used to live down the road and visited often. Now, when I visit Columbus, this is a stop on our list. The play area is great for small kids. My kids are 8 and 10 (too tall and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
shelley b
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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Hampton
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Graeters' ice cream is always delicious. The ice cream is good. The factory has left Columbus sadly. My kids still remember watching the workers make fresh ice cream. Now all they have is a video of the history and a great skeleton by the French pots that they use to make the ice cream. It is rather depressing to walk... More 

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Thank Vondere
Cleveland, Ohio
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I have family in Columbus, and they all raved about Graeter's Ice Cream. On our most recent visit, we decided to go to this location because of the "Number One rated Indoor Play Area." If this place was number one, I would be afraid to visit the others on the list. I will say the children stayed entertained, but, I... More 

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Thank Michael D
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I used to live down the road and visited often. Now, when I visit Columbus, this is a stop on our list. The play area is great for small kids. My kids are 8 and 10 (too tall and outgrown this zone) There are plenty of flavors and combos. Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip is a good one! My new favorite... More 

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2 Thank shelley b
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The "tour" is now a tiny museum style history of Graeter's, as there is no factory here anymore. They now have a "big factory", according to the manager on duty. They haven't had tours here for over 2 years.

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8 Thank matthewadams12
Waterford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here with two 6 YOs and boy was it a hit. We visited last year and this year's visit was even better. The mocha chip and black raspberry chip were amazing. The play area is very clean with several different things the kids can play on to work off the sugar. The staff were all very polite. You can... More 

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Thank KearnsFamily07
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

The ice cream is so good. The best mint chocolate chip I've had. I really don't know what else there is to say. If you don't do a tour just find a shop and get a scoop. You won't regret it.

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Thank anjella1988
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If your in Ohio you must stop by a Graeter's for ice cream. You won't regret stopping. Graters has a wide selection of home made ice cream.

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Thank wlmanz74
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

My family went to eat at Greater's we love the ice cream. We let our 2 boys have fun on their play area. Eventually one of their workers came in the play area and started yelling very loudly in front of every one at my 6 year old son to stop. My son was running around like all the other... More 

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31 Thank Christy D
Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My daughter had a salted caramel classic sundae, husband had the one scoop chocolate chunk, and I had the raspberry and mango sorbet (one scoop each). It was good, but for $12+ (for three ice creams?) I would have expected a little more. The "factory tour" is not what we expected. It was more pictures and copies of old menus,... More 

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6 Thank MichiganBean
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

This shop is fun and so kid friendly. You just have to plan your visit to not hit peak preschool your hours. Gets crowded quick. They usually have dry ice to buy. Put it in your cooler and have ice cream at your picnic!

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