The Sweetest Place on Earth!
A stop at our parlor, located in the heart of Le Mars' business district,
will sure to please both the young and young-at-heart! The Blue Bunny Ice
Cream Parlor offers an outdoor seating area, indoor first
floor ice cream bar and table seating, and a grand staircase that leads to a
second level of indoor seating where informal comfortable spaces are available
for guests to relax and enjoy their ice cream treats. Historical photos, interactive
kiosks and exhibits that highlight Wells company history are integrated
throughout the Parlor. The space also includes a private room that can be
reserved for meetings, events and parties.
The Blue Bunny Ice Cream Parlor is located in the historical George E. Pew
building on Central Avenue in downtown Le Mars. George Pew began his business in downtown
Le Mars in this structure in 1875, just six years after the town of Le Mars was incorporated.
His general hardware and agricultural implements company was one of the first businesses in
Plymouth County and the state of Iowa.
The entire building underwent a transformation in 2011 that married both the integrity of the old
building with some familiar features of today. The Parlor's marble ice cream bar, originally
salvaged from the historic M&M Bakery & Café in O'Neill, Nebraska, as well as the iconic sundae
sculpture are familiar cornerstones to the parlor. The building also boasts a grand staircase,
private room for meetings, events and parties, and a specialty gift shop where guests can find
unique items straight from the Ice Cream Capital of the World®.