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Blue Bell Creameries

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Address: 1101 S Blue Bell Rd, Brenham, TX 77833-4413
Phone Number:
+1 800-327-8135
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

This ice cream has been a Texan treat since 1911.

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This is an awesome tour

great for kids of all ages. You even get free ice cream. It is the best tour in the area. The tour guides are awesome

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great for kids of all ages. You even get free ice cream. It is the best tour in the area. The tour guides are awesome

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Weatherford, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed that they still are not giving tours. Not much to see or do...a baseball museum of local players and pros. The gift shop is really nice and they have changes in merchandise often but the greatest part is the ice cream from the little Shop. Each scoop is only $1 and they fill the cup. I like trying different... More 

Thank Shannon S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a great tour! We always have to take visitors when they come. Sadly it is just not the same company though since the listeria fiasco.

Thank hr78932
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour and great ice cream I live here and was saddened when then they shut down. The flavors are coming back slowly

Thank Ken M
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We made a quick stop after passing by. Unfortunately there are no factory tours but there is a nice visitor center showing the history of Blue Bell. The ice cream parlor offers $1.00 huge scoops of delicious ice cream, a real bargain! I wish we lived closer or we would be stopping all the time!

Thank Michael V
Spring, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The Blue Bell visitor/history center is somewhat interesting; due to previous production problems, there are no creamery tours; we were told that any tours will not start again until 2017 or 2018; you go to the second floor of the main building to get some ice cream; $1 for generous scoops of oh-so-good ice cream; throw your diet out the... More 

Thank Gerald G
Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Take an informative tour or just head upstairs to the tasting area. You can sample a multitude of classics and exotic flavors then have a cone or cup. Delicious! Fun items in the adjoining store and don't miss the historical display of local baseball players located on the first floor.

Thank Kevin T
Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

BB is not doing tours yet following the recalls, but it is fun to visit the small museum and separate shop, where you can buy ice cream. Cost is just $1 for a generous cup, and some of the flavors are not sold in stores, making it more fun.

Thank Jayne1973Dallas_TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The tour is quick to do and they include a cup of ice cream at the end with admission price. Fairly cheap to do, good day trip.

Thank DSW_TX
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

First of all, l didn't give it a 5 because the tours were no longer available. But, don't let that keep you from visiting BB! The grounds and buildings were clean, neat and inviting. A scoop of ice cream is only $1.00! Can't beat that! Cute gift shop as well!

Thank Perry333

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