Blue Bell Creameries

Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham: Hours, Address, Blue Bell Creameries Reviews: 4.5/5

Blue Bell Creameries
4.5
Speciality Museums
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This ice cream has been a Texan treat since 1911.
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LittlePaint
Urbandale, IA666 contributions
Solo
The museum had lots of open space, is well thought out and designed. I especially enjoyed the section on the history of the creamery.

The ice cream parlor had an old fashioned look to it with lots of room to spread out. At only $1 per scoop, you can try lots of flavors. My personal favorite was the Sea Salt Caramel.

Next time I'm in this area, I'I'm hoping the tours are offered again.

Note: there wasn't any oversized vehicle parking. The day I visited was not crowded and they didn't mind that I took 4 parking spaces in front of the building. There's another parking lot behind the museum building (on the north side, I think) that might have more space.
Written January 29, 2021
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John C
Griffin, GA21 contributions
Friends
Some of the things that we had hoped to be able to do such as the tours have been discontinued but the museum offers a nostalgic walk through the history of Blue Bell ice cream and the creameries. Lots of interesting photos on the walls and memorabilia to see. Some videos to give you some history about the company. There's also an ice cream parlor to try many flavors of their ice cream. Several that are available at the ice cream parlor. There's also a gift store to get some clothing, mugs, bowls, etc at reasonable prices. All of the team members were very friendly with the staff being mainly young women in the parlor. You won't spend more than an hour here, but you will have the chance to try different flavors for only $1/scoop
It's a generous scoop too!
Written August 12, 2020
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GadgetBobTCP
Dallas, TX2 contributions
Seeing this iconic business up close to understand how their famous ice cream is commercially produced and packaged is very interesting. Plus you get to sample their many flavors for a very reasonable price. And on top of that browse their wonderful fully stocked gift shop staffed by the nicest, knowledgeable team, make this a don't miss stop on any visit to the Brenham area. Also, I learned you have to sing to their cows first, to get them to join into the chorus!
Written October 7, 2021
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark481 contributions
The creamery is located in the town of Brenham, about halfway between Houston and Austin.

Due to covid-19 measures usual tours were cancelled during our visit, but it was possible to watch the production from the Observation Deck. Also, an interesting exhibition about the history of the company was on show, and – most importantly – the Ice Cream Parlor was open!

We really enjoyed our visit and would love to come back.
Written May 22, 2022
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Dale R
Pasadena, TX134 contributions
We have lived a short distance from this Texas landmark for many years but never visited. Only the ice cream parlor and store were open on Saturday but that was what we came for. For a dollar you can get a huge sample of any of their ice creams. We tried banana pudding, strawberry cheesecake, and sea salt caramel. All were excellent of course. Fast service and a clean dining area as well. Perfect.
Written August 31, 2021
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TABristolUK
Bristol, UK59 contributions
We stopped by along with a visit to Brenham itself. Being from the UK we only know BlueBell from the supermarkets in the southern US but the little museum, history and advertising built up the picture of how this brand is not just about ice cream but all the memories of families and summers and first dates that have been built around it. And of course the ice cream is delicious with generous dollar scoops and a cute shop. The observation deck is pretty limited and you do need to ask the staff what's happening as curiously the explanation of the process itself is in a separate building. What a lovely piece of American culture but don't forget to visit cute Brenham as well
Written January 8, 2020
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candegurrl25
Flower Mound, TX153 contributions
Couples
This is my husbands favorite ice cream so we had to stop in during a road trip. Unfortunately the curse of covid doesn’t allow u to take the tour. You still can walk through the visitors area, gift shop and get a scoop of ice cream or 2. Gift shop had a lot of fun blue bell swag items. They have a ton oh ice cream flavors to choose from and it’s $ 1 for a large a scoop. Bring the kids and enjoy. Large parlor room that seats a lot of people while keeping your covid distance.
Written January 5, 2021
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Adrian I
Houston, TX6 contributions
Couples
The site is a good little stop on a road trip and gives you a good glimpse on the process Blue Bell has. You can snap a couple pictures with some statues and get to view the process on the observation deck and enjoy $1 ice cream cups. It’s a great stop to stretch your legs and learn a bit about Blue Bell at the same time.
Written January 1, 2020
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Kate
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We were on a business trip to Austin so I decided to surprise my husband with a trip to the creamery since it’s his favorite ice cream. It’s a small section that you see as far as the factory but they also have a lot of info about the creamery along with a ice cream parlor. Be sure to sample the flavors only available in parlors and the $1 scoops of ice cream are huge. Enjoyed this visit.
Written January 26, 2020
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DaveR3232
Lexington, KY116 contributions
They no longer offer a formal tour, so all that's left is to watch from a balcony. Very nice people, best ice cream on the planet, historic location. So the question becomes "Is it worth driving to Brenham TX for a $1.00 scoop of Blue Bell?" Sadly, I vote no, and this is our second trip there.
Written January 10, 2020
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  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM