On the drive from Jason’s dad’s cabin to his home in Nebraska, we went through Le Mars, Iowa. When we lived in Sioux City we had gone through the Blue Bunny museum a couple of times and loved the Ice Cream Parlor. I remembered that they gave huge servings! I was excited to take the kids.
As we drove up to the museum, it was obvious the place was deserted. We almost went on, but decided to stop and ask someone about it just in case. Sure enough they had just moved to a new location. Now ice cream parlor is much bigger and contains an upstairs with info about Blue Bunny. There is no longer a separate museum or fee to view the historical information.
Our children were so surprised they could choose two flavors when they only ordered one scoop. What fun to see their faces as they were handed a huge ice cream cone. So fun!
Bobby wanted some of that white stuff too and boy he was mad. You just couldn’t get it in his mouth fast enough. I just know he thinks we’re holding out on him. I guess we are!
If you’re ever traveling by Le Mars, Iowa, I highly recommend stopping by for some ice cream. I know you’ll be glad you did!
I went to college in Orange City, IA but never made it to the ice cream parlor. I’ve driven through LeMars plenty of times too. Maybe we’ll stop next time.
Wow, you are in Iowa, are you still in the Sioux City area? We would love to see you all!! Message me on facebook if you can to get my cell#.
We totally love Blue Bunny! We stopped here on our way home from our cross country road trip. That was a couple of years ago, and the kids still talk about it! Yum Yum!
I’m sad you were so close, and I didn’t get to see you. I don’t know when you were here, but I might have been in Pennsylvania.
I was going to say that Dave might not let me talk to you anymore because I was going to make him take me there, but it’s just a little too far away.
Well what do you know? Right after I read this, I watched “Unwrapped” on Food Network, and they featured the Blue Bunny factory in Le Mars, Ia.
@Mari, I didn’t even think that we would be close to you? How far are you from where we were?
Actually, I didn’t realize this but it’s about 3 1/2 hrs or so. So, I won’t be mad atcha’ 🙂
Esther, you look amazing! So pretty! Especially with your 5 kids around you. =)