People of all ages flock to the old 1860s European settlement (Brenham) to visit this famous little creamery. Founded in the ... More
Blue Bell Creamery
People of all ages flock to the old 1860s European settlement (Brenham) to visit this famous little creamery. Founded in the early 1900s, its reputation has grown over the years while its secrets have remained hidden behind the cool dairy walls. Named for the beautiful Texas state flower, the creamery makes some of the best ice creams ever produced. Take the guided tour and you will be able to verify that fact yourself. The gift shop is a fun place to shop, but the best part is the free scoop of your favorite blend. It is the perfect way to top off a day at this classic ice cream landmark.
I took my 2 young children to the Blue Bell Creamery yesterday (4/5/10), arriving at 1:30. There were no parking places in either of the 2 lots, and I had to drive around for 15 minutes waiting for someone to leave. When we got in, we were told the 2:45 tour was the only one available. The gift store was open, but full of people, and there were very long lines waiting to buy ice cream for $1 a scoop. Every few minutes, a group of about 30 would be ushered into the same line to receive their free scoop. (The dedicated tour ice cream shop was closed). The tour itself was fun and informative, but not quite worth the $5 per adult price of admission. I suppose they raised the price to from $3 recently to keep the crowds down. It hasn't worked so far.
Overall, a once in a lifetime experience... not something I need to repeat.
The Rodeway Inn® Brenham is easily accessible from the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. The hotel is conveniently located just two
miles from the Blue Bell Creameries, where guests can enjoy a guided plant tour, a museum full of Blue ...
Holiday Inn Express Brenham is located approximately five miles from the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory and 80 miles from
Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. This location is also 16 miles from Somerville Lake and the Antique Rose Emporium, ...
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