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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 10 attractions in Brenham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Factory Tours, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This ice cream has been a Texan treat since 1911.
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Houston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

A great place to spend an hour or two. The tour is fun and lasts around 35-40 minutes with the onus of ice cream at the end. Extra scoops are only $1! Tours get booked up early and only run Monday through Friday. Get there early and no later than lunch otherwise you may not be lucky. Tours were $6... More

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Lufkin, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Great tour and for ice cream lovers (like us) a don't miss. We went on a Wednesday and it was fairly busy so allow time for a delay in start of tour. Of course the bluebonnets are out now which may have been part of the reason for the crowd. It is so hard to pick a flavor for your... More

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Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The visitor's area is very nicely done. We had bought tickets online only to realize that we were not going to be able to make it at the time and day that we had purchased them for. We showed up a day early and they said no problem to switch. The tour was a bit sterile...as I am sure it... More

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A must see stop for those traveling to Brenham. See where the best ice cream in the country is made and get a fresh taste at the end of your tour. Check out the gift shop for logo items and a memento of your trip to Brenham. Reservations are necessary for groups and individuals during spring break and peak season... More

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Fort Hood, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This short tour (it was about an hour both times when we were there) was just great! The tour guides were funny and personable. There are little tidbits that keep the tour interesting. The kids loved playing with the empty containers, seeing the faux grocery store freezers and seeing how the ice cream was made. There are about 25 flavors... More

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Pottsboro, TX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is a well organized tour which ends with a sweet treat. I would not recommend going during Spring Break. This creamery started just making butter. I think it is one of best ice creams available with so many choices that should suit anyone's taste. It is hard to beat Butter Pecan in a waffle cone.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We visited the Blue Bell factory over Spring break. It was very busy, however the tour guided did a wonderful job of keeping everyone on schedule. The tour was about 30-45 mins long, and at the end you are able to have ice cream. It was wonderful and affordable for any family! I would definitely recommend!

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austin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I was a little worried based on other reviews, but we thought the tour was great. With little ones, it was the perfect length of time and ends in the ice cream parlor. The staff couldn't be nicer to our family, even our three year old who had a tantrum. We will be back for sure for another tour.

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College Station, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We traveled here on a Tuesday morning, spring break week. We had so much fun! A very inexpensive activity for the entire family! BEWARE....it gets very busy as the day goes by. Go early if you can.

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Montgomery, Texas
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263 reviews 263 reviews
28 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

For years we have used this as a great half day outing with grand kids. A great age is 6 to 12. You can get tickets on line....which I recommend during big tourist demand...summer and spring break. The tour is 45 minutes....very informative...and fun. You get to go into a very cold room....15 below zero like they store the ice... More

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