It’s time to edit your list of Southern pilgrimage destinations, because Blue Bell’s Little Creamery belongs up there with Dollywood, Disney World, and the Grand Ole Opry.
The beloved ice cream brand has two creamery locations you can visit—one in its hometown of Brenham, Texas, and another in Sylacauga, Alabama, outside Birmingham. And you can get a taste of your favorite Blue Bell flavors made fresh, right there on the premises. Just don’t forget to wear your stretchy pants!
At the original Blue Bell in Brenham, a small town about halfway between Austin and Houston, you can get a scoop of ice cream at the Ice Cream Parlor, view where the ice cream is made from the famous Observation Deck, shop in the Country Store, and learn about the creamery’s 100-plus-year history at the Visitor Center. The Observation Deck, the creamery’s most popular attraction, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Visitors can see how our products are made like half gallons, pints, three gallons, and three-ounce cups. With the summer crowds, we’ve seen several hundred each day,” spokeswoman Jenny Van Dorf told The Dallas Morning News in 2017.
At Sylacauga, visitors can indulge at the Ice Cream Parlor, check out where the ice cream is made, and do some shopping at the Country Store.
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Visit BlueBell.com for more information.