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“Off the Beaten Path, but Worth the Trip”

Velvet Ice Cream Co.
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Utica
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Owner description: 100 year old co. making ice cream. Short tour gives info on co, and allows you to see into part of the factory (and tasty samples).
Elgin, IL
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Off the Beaten Path, but Worth the Trip”
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Nice tour of an Ice Cream factory and small business run by the same family for the last 99 years. Lovely setting in the country. The ice cream is freshly made, and 6M gallons is shipped from this location each year. Playground, Buckeye grove, easy access and picturesque setting make the very scenic drive worthwhile. Would return.

Visited July 2013
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yummy”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Factory tour was just okay. Late afternoon was kind of slow in the factory. Tour guide was good, however. But the ice cream was terrific! So many flavors to choose from and all were delicious!

Visited June 2013
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Manteo, North Carolina
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86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Ice Cream Festival”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

We visited here for the annual ice cream festival. We had a really fun 2 hours or so, with live music, lots of vendors, food and an ice cream eating contest. I hadn't ever seen an ice cream eating contest before and frankly could probably do without ever seeing another one. It's fun watching them take it down....not so fun when it comes back up. In any case, this is a classic midwestern harvest type festival and is worth it if you're within an easy day trip.

Visited September 2012
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Whitby, Canada
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294 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Enjoy an ice cream while you watch it being made”
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Interesting spot to stop for a break. Wide variety of ice cream flavours, all made on the premises. Watch a short film on the family that owns/operates the factory, then wtatch through a glass wall as they make their different ice creams and novelties. Ice cream is delicious (I tried several different flavours), but a bit on the pricey side. Outside there is a mill pond with a variety of water fowl wandering around - great entertainment for the wee ones.

Visited October 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Nice Fun for the Grandkids”
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We love the ducks animals and of course the Ice Cream. Everyon had fun. There is also a picnic shelter in case it rains. Plenty to do

Visited August 2012
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