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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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Ice Cream Galore

Tons of flavors, huge portions, different types of cones to pick from, as well as, dish combinations like one called the Avalanche.....oh soooooooo good!! And huge is it like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Le Mars, Iowa
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Le Mars, Iowa
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tons of flavors, huge portions, different types of cones to pick from, as well as, dish combinations like one called the Avalanche.....oh soooooooo good!! And huge is it like something that 3 or 4 ppl can share. My son and I used to share it when he was younger and we were both so full when we were done lol.... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little place. Old fashioned ice cream parlor meets a beautiful new building. They are seating on two floors and history all over the walls a d displays. Plus a cute gift shop. Bonus was the ice cream was very reasonable. Must stop for all ages.

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Osage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This is the ice cream capital of the world, according to their own advertising, and for all I know, it may well be. The ice cream is certainly good and many flavors to choose from. I would have liked to have had an opportunity to sample a dozen different flavors and would suggest offering a sampler that has a tablespoon... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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