Cool down at Ice Cream Days in Le Mars

Celebrate summer with a favorite seasonal food and Le Mars specialty — ice cream. If you’re into the sweet stuff, the town hosts its Ice Cream Days June 16-18. Photo: Courtney Cook.

Known as the Ice Cream Capital of the World, the town of Le Mars in northwest Iowa literally smells sweet, thanks to the two Wells ice cream plants in town, as well as the Wells Visitor Center & Ice Cream Parlor, where you can sample flavors such as homemade vanilla, rocky road and strawberry cheesecake.

In fact, the sweet treat is so revered that the town hosts an annual Ice Cream Days tribute, this year June 14-17. There’s an ice cream social (obviously), a parade, car show, art walk, outdoor movie and even a carnival. The full event schedule lists the activities and locations.

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