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Le Mars - 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.


Robin Suing

Friday, April 6, 2018
The first thing I notice when walking in this place is the wonderful smell! It just smells like vanilla ice cream or the cones or something! The architecture is amazing, with a grand staircase right when you walk in to the 2nd level for seating and also a history museum of Wells Blue Bunny. They have tons of flavors of ice cream and partner with Habitue coffee across the street, as I love a good cup of coffee with my ice cream. Love to stop there every time we're in LeMars!

Barbara Trollman

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
It was truly quaint and a lovely slice of Americana charm. The ice cream is freshly made by them, but I wished for a darker, richer chocolate flavor, like Ben & Jerry's "Chocolate Therapy" and Coldstone's "Dark Chocolate", but Blue Bunny's "Salted Caramel" was pretty outstanding and the serving size was HUGE and priced very fairly. If you're visiting the "Ice Cream Capital of the World", you should get a bite here. :)

JRob Zetelumen

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
Somehow the ice cream tastes better here then it does in the store. I preferred the old location but this is nice too. I miss the attached museum, but I like the view screens at the tables that explain the history. It's not easy to drive past Le Mars without succumbing to the desire to stop for ice cream.

Jim Gergeni

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
It is the greatest place to take my Grand Children. They have so much fun and so do I. They always want to go up stairs to eat. Thank You Wells for this place

Blue Wolf Warrior Ghost

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
Love it, really nice place and a very good variety of ice creams I would have to pick my favorite ice cream as the mint chocolate chip but I love almost all of the wide varieties of ice cream definitely stop and snack and even check out any neat little booths to help you learn other things and maybe get a little souvenir

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