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Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor

115 Central Avenue NW, Le Mars, IA - (712) 546-4522
Wells’ Dairy, makers of Blue Bunny brand ice cream, produces more ice cream than any other single company. If you have a special fondness for ice cream, you need to know about this place! The ice cream parlor is a 1920s-style sweet shop with a soda-fountain counter and high-back booths.
90% Approval Rating (10 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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soda
Peanut Butter Panic
ice cream cone
sundae

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"In 1994, Le Mars was proclaimed the Ice Cream Capital of the World because Wells’ Dairy, makers of Blue Bunny brand ice cream, produces more ice cream than any other single company. Founded in 1913, Wells’ Dairy today boasts of being the largest family-owned dairy in ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

115 Central Avenue NW, Le Mars, IA
(712) 546-4522

http://www.wellsdairy.com/VisitorCenter/Default.aspx

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
The Heath Bar sundae features hot fudge sauce, hot caramel sauce, and small chunks of toffee on top of Blue Bunny's butter pecan ice cream.
"The Heath Bar sundae features hot fudge sauce, hot caramel sauce, and small chunks of toffee on top of Blue Bunny's butter pecan ice cream."
Cliff Strutz





A few flavors available one day in the Blue Bunny freezer...
"A few flavors available one day in the Blue Bunny freezer..."
Michael Stern


A turtle sundae on top of a brownie with whipped cream and a sugar cone and cherry.
"A turtle sundae on top of a brownie with whipped cream and a sugar cone and cherry."
Joe Danko


An expertly-made chocolate soda: hard to eat without major spillage, but that's part of the fun.
"An expertly-made chocolate soda: hard to eat without major spillage, but that's part of the fun."
Michael Stern


Seated on a stool at this soda fountain counter, life is always good.
"Seated on a stool at this soda fountain counter, life is always good."
Michael Stern


Mirrors are a common feature in virtually every soda fountain. Is this because people enjoy watching themselves eat something that is such a treat?
"Mirrors are a common feature in virtually every soda fountain. Is this because people enjoy watching themselves eat something that is such a treat?"
Michael Stern


Parked outside the ice cream parlor is this vintage truck from the days every dairy used to deliver its product to people's homes.
"Parked outside the ice cream parlor is this vintage truck from the days every dairy used to deliver its product to people's homes."
Michael Stern


This is the old location of Blue Bunny, which moved downtown on June 15, 2011. The sundae sculpture was moved, too!
"This is the old location of Blue Bunny, which moved downtown on June 15, 2011. The sundae sculpture was moved, too!"
Michael Stern



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