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Blue Bell Creameries

1101 South Blue Bell Road, Brenham, TX 77833
800-327-8135
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Brenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This ice cream has been a Texan treat since 1911.
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Corpus Christi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I took the tour and it was pretty standard factory tour stuff but it's informative and paced well-enough for young kids and grown adults. I didn't find the tour long or lagging and it was cool to see how all the ice cream is processed and packaged. The staff are ever so nice and very proud of this heritage so... More

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Katy, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I was invited to join four of my grandchildren in a tour of the Blue Bell Creamery in Brenham, Texas. Having lived in Texas for most of my life, I don't know why I have not already done this but my grandkids taught me something. The tour was guided by a young man who knew the answer to every question... More

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St. George, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful place to visit. The Ice cream is the best. I wish it was sold in the grocery stores in Utah!

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The tour was good. Standard factory stuff. Nicki our guide did a fine job of keeping it light but informative. The best part is the end, where the icecream parlor awaits.

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Cypress, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a great day trip for kids and adults: inexpensive, informative and fun. The drawbacks are few, but important: (1) only open on weekdays (NO WEEKENDS, HOLIDAYS), (2) it can get crowded so get there early or be prepared to wait for upto and hour for the actual tour which takes about 40 minutes. Free dish of ice cream... More

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College Station, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have been to Blue Bell several times through the years and it is always fun and always informative. The attendants and docents are smiling and seem to enjoy their jobs and visitors, which is refreshing. Their visitor areas are also well done with fun, historic marketing ads and pictures which tell the family story of Blue Bell. The only... More

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Houston, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a great day trip to visit Blue Bell Creameries and learn how they make their ice cream and other treats. I can't remember for sure, but I believe last year when we went the tour was free. We went a few days ago and it was $6 adults, $4 children. Still a good price. The tour is about... More

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Beaumont, Texas
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235 reviews 235 reviews
50 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My family and I enjoyed our tour of the Blue Bell Creameries today. We arrived at 10:30 am, bought tickets and were on the 10:55 am tour. The tours were every 10-15 minutes; I assume the times are adjusted based on the number of people buying tickets. Our tour guide was energetic and informative. The tour was about 40 minutes... More

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Tucson, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Blue Bell creamery tour in Brenham, TX, has become one of my favorite tours. I learned why popsicles are sprayed with a light spray of water before packaging and several other interesting factoids. This is an inexpensive tour and INCLUDES A GOOD-SIZED SCOOP OF ICE CREAM at the end of the tour. I'd definitely do this again since different... More

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Seabrook, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We arrived at about 10 on a Friday. It was packed and few parking spots were left but we managed to find a spot. We waited about 10 minutes to get tickets and the first tour available was an hour later. Tours were leaving every 5 minutes. We decided to get our ice cream while waiting and weren't disappointed. You... More

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