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Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham

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Learn about how Blue Bell ice cream is made on a tour of Blue Bell Creameries. The manufacturer of this popular ice cream brand open up its production facilities to the public for guided tours via glass windows and hallways. The 45-minute tour covers the basics of ice cream making and highlights other products that Blue Bell makes. The cost of your tour includes a sample of one of several current flavors. Ask about sampling regional flavors (like Cajun Creole) only available in this area. Take a look at our Brenham trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Blue Bell Creameries and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We took the grand kids to see the Blue Bell Creameries.They wanted to see how ice cream is made. There is a nice visitor center where you can learn about the history of Blue Bell Ice Cream. Then you c...  more »
  • We visited the creamery recently since my hubby had never been. We went to the observation deck which overlooks part of the creamery devoted to packaging and flavoring. There were over 25 employees ju...  more »
  • How do folks survive that cannot purchase BlueBell? Funtime plus tasting a huge selection of their prized icecream!  more »
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  • First time being here since they stopped doing the tours. It's really what you make of it. You can still do the visitor center, the ice cream shop ($1 a scoop!), and go to the observation deck until 2pm (the website advises calling ahead), but it's self guided for the most part. They do still have very friendly people who are happy to answer any questions, as well as little photo ops all around. Definitely more of a tourist trap without the tour. Blue Bell is still an institution worth visiting, but you definitely no longer need to dedicate as much time to it.
  • Interesting watching them packaging up the ice cream from the observation windows. A lot of it is machines but they have a number of people doing parts of the process also. There is a person standing by the observation windows for answering questions about the process, so it's very educational. The kids we saw there seemed impressed with the operation also. Afterwards we had a scoop of their ice cream and checked out the gift shop. I would recommend going whether you have children or not.
  • Nothing but the BEST ! Great side adventure driving thru town. Visitor section very informative of the ice cream process and history of company. Parlor & country store and very cute! Observation deck closed at 2pm everything else open till 5 pm ! $1 Ice Cream Scoops!! Staff very friendly , Texas Style
  • What a fun place to visit! Gift shop with many Blue Bell items to choose from. The Observation Deck was closed for maintenance, but the Visitors Center had a great video. They have flavors that are not sold in local stores. While we were there, they served HUGE free samples of their Black Cherry which was delicious!! If ever in Brenham, this is a MUST! Their website has information about the history of the creamery. Such a fun experience!!
  • We took our 3 kids here. They have a visitors area to see the history of Blue Bell and then two doors down is were you can watch the workers make the ice cream. Then you can eat ice cream for $1 a cup. Big variety of flavors. The kids had fun
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