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Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor and Museum

115 Central Avenue North West

The Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor and Museum is now home in the historical George E. Pew building on Central Avenue in downtown Le Mars.  George Pew began his business in downtown Le Mars.  George Pew began his business in this structure in 1875, just six years after the town of Le Mars was incorporated.  His general hardware and agricultural implements company was one of the first businesses in Plymouth County and the state of Iowa

The entire building has undergone a transformation that marries both the integrity of the old building with some familiar features from our former location.  We have also added a few beautiful and exciting new elements to the Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor & Museum to enhance your experience.  The Parlor’s marble ice cream bar, originally salvaged from the historic M&M Bakery & Café in O’Neill, Nebraska, as well as the iconic sundae sculpture are familiar cornerstones to the parlor.  Our new location now boasts a grand staircase, private room for meetings, events and parties, and a specialty gift shop where guests can find unique items straight from the Ice Cream Capital of the World.


Heath Hughes

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Everything about this place is delightful! The town of Le Mars is a quaint, picturesque Midwest town and then you get inside the Blue Bunny Ice Cream store and it's like all your ice cream dreams have come true. You can sit at an old-fashioned counter or booths or regular tables. There are classic sundae options and more creative ones. You can also make your own. The staff are friendly and helpful and if you want to remember your experience even more, you can buy a t-shirt in the connected gift shop.

Pastor Don Fraker

Monday, July 9, 2018
They don't call this the Ice Cream Capitol of the World for nothing! Hot summer evening, friendly, smiling faces behind the counter, serving up free tastes! And, scooping and creating ice cream dreams! If you go, try a hot fudge sundae with hand scooped Salted Caramel Craze! THIS is how you spell summer!

Becky Birch

Thursday, July 5, 2018
Great ice cream! If you spend a little time exploring this place, you'll find displays containing items and photos from the company's early days and a brief history describing the company's beginnings. While the displays were interesting, an accompanying narrative was missing, making the company's story incomplete.

Jerry Greif

Monday, July 9, 2018
Had a fantastic Banana Split there. Pretty neat place to see. There was about 40 people in line in front of me but it only took about 5 minutes to get to the head of the line they work fast.

Galen Slagle

Monday, May 28, 2018
The ice cream parlor is located in a nice downtown area. The building is beautiful with the grand staircase, as you enter. The atmosphere immediately throws you back to an earlier time. The staff is friendly, and the place is clean. This is one place I’ve visited before, and will definitely return as I eat my way through the menu!

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