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Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor

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Address: 115 Central Ave. NW, Le Mars, IA 51031
Phone Number:
+1 712-546-4522
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00

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The Ice Cream Capital of the World or at least in Iowa

This is a great place to stop if you love ice cream. It's a old time ice cream parlor but newly built plus a gift shop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Russ C
Storm Lake
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Storm Lake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stop if you love ice cream. It's a old time ice cream parlor but newly built plus a gift shop.

1 Thank Russ C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We waited 15 minutes at a table and four servers looked right at us and went back to standing around. This is the second time we've had this happen and we won't be back.

Thank mtcowgirl
Le Mars
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit and enjoy a scoop of a variety of flavors of ice cream - we had the sugar waffle cones - my husband had the chocolate chip ice cream and I had peanut butter/chocolate- we throughly enjoyed every bite!! You won't be disappointed only if you choose not to try it out!!!

Thank Sue H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Mars isn't on the way to anywhere, and the ice cream parlor is off the main thoroughfare. So, one really has to make an effort to get to this delightful reconstruction of an old timey ice cream parlor. The Blue Bunny ice creameries dominate the landscape of Le Mars and it is no surprise they proudly offer their signature... More 

1 Thank chuckpisgah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Was there with my son and we shared a good old banana split. It was very big and very tasty. It was fun to look around the place as well.

Thank Justin B
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Nice ice cream parlor atmosphere, lots of ice cream choices, and a gift shop for the tourists. A few blocks off the main highways, but traffic is not an issue in Le Mars. While you are in Le Mars you should drive through the downtown alleys and see the paintings.

Thank Marc C
Sloan, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

A great place to get ice cream year round! Quality ice cream at a good price. There are a lot of "museum" items to look at and a gift shop. If you are in town, you have to get some Blue Bunny!

Thank jlutt87
Windom, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very cool ..... ice cream is always good. The museum upstairs was great and the interactive touch screen at the table was a neat idea to learn about blue bunny ice cream. Just a neat place to stop

Thank czimmer3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This is a place to enjoy good ole fashioned ice cream. The town is rich in the ice cream history. The parlor is very quaint and adds to its charm keeping the theme to that of the day it was established. To an ice cream lover this is ice cream heaven. A real must stop and see if you are... More 

Thank Hanna T
Robinson, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had a blast at photo booth upstairs. Who doesn't love ice cream and learned history of modern ice cream.

Thank Daniel & Angela... C

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