Group Tours

Ice Cream Parlor Staircase

Wells Visitor Center & Ice Cream Parlor:  Enjoy a sweet treat while perusing a variety of Wells and Blue Bunny items on display or take advantage of the outdoor rooftop patio seating with a view of idyllic downtown Le Mars.  Visitors can learn more about the Wells family, the history of Wells and the Blue Bunny Brand in the handicap accessible theater featuring open stadium seating.  Experience a virtual production line, take an ice cream personality quiz and check out the interactive activities for all ages. Guest can also find unique items straight from the Ice Cream Capital of the World © in the specialty gift shop. 

The Browns Theater Show:  After a Branson Show at the Americana Theater on Hwy 76, and 17 plus years of touring and singing nationwide as a family, The Browns bought a historic 100 year old bank building on Mainstreet Le Mars and turned it into a state-of-the-art live music show venue.  You can pick your day, time, and musical show.  The Browns will send your group home with a song in their heart!
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Up Close and Personal Tour:  Meet the people and explore the buildings that make up The Browns.  Learn the history behind the Browns Century Theater and Central Event Center buildings and delve into the past history of the Le Mars.  Take a tour down memory lane with 17 years of history of The Browns singing group, how they got started, the journey, and what keeps them going!  Also... ask Andrew all the questions you ever wanted to!
Chocolate Experience

Chocolate Experience:  This is the most decadent and delicious experience yet! The Chocolate classroom is located in the newly restored 1880's building dedicated to The Browns love of all things cooking and chocolate!  You will be introduced to the history and making of chocolate from the cacoa pod, to cocoa nibs, to fresh flowing chocolate. You'll also be invited to a tasting of dark, milk, and white chocolate and a few surprises in between! Each participant will have the opportunity to make their own chocolate bar loaded with the toppings of their choice.  What to bring: your discriminating chocolate tasting palate, your camera, and a love for chocolate!  Enjoy! 

Veterans Memorial Park:  A peaceful park that is dedicated to honoring our veterans.  Beautiful monuments, sculptures and tributes to the veterans that fought for America's freedom.  Enjoy a touching recital of the poem "Come Visit My Grave" given by the author who is also a veteran.  
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Alley Art & Historic Murals:  The Alley Art project brings one-of-a-kind life and vibrancy to an often overlooked part of downtown.  Artwork by 38 local artists is painted on the back walls of 40 buildings in eight of our downtown alleys.  Something new is happening all the time!  Seven murals depicting the history of Le Mars add a unique twist to the tour.  The tour may be conducted as a bus drive-through or as a walking tour.
Art Center
Le Mars Arts Center:  Tour the Le Mars Arts Center, located in the Historic Carnegie Library building and view the current exhibit.  Try your hand at "Alcohol Ink!"  This is a step-by-step instructor led art project using this fun, new and easy medium.  Alcohol ink is pigment dye that is suspended in alcohol and applied to a non-porous ceramic tile.  The ink is moved by gravity, air and cotton swabs.  We provide all the supplies and you bring the creativity!  Guests make and take home their masterpiece.  There's also an extensive gift shop filled with local artists work.  Fully handicapped accessible.
Plymouth County Historical Museum:  All five floors of this historical old school building are filled with interesting displays.  Relive memories as you tour the museum exhibits via the historic stairs that once served hundreds of students, or step onto the elevator in the completely handicapped-accessible museum.  Miller's Lunch diner will be awaiting your arrival with those delicious old-fashioned root beer floats!
Round Barn
Tonsfeldt Round Barn:  Located on the Plymouth County Fairgrounds, this barn was built in 1918 and has been listed on the national Register of Historic Places since 1986.  The building is a true round barn that measures 82' x 68' (25m x 21m).
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St. Johns Stained Glass Windows Tour:  St. John's invites you for a private viewing of its renowned 1949 Stained Glass Windows.  Crafted under the direction of Rev. Dr. Belk.
Fiberglass Ice Cream Cone Sculptures:  Grab a map and enjoy yourself on a self-guided tour at your own pace of the 5 foot tall fiberglass ice cream cone sculptures that dot Le Mars.  There are over 50 and all cones are painted differently!
Stage to Stove
Michaela's Stage To The Stove Cooking Class:  Sharing some of her favorite recipes from appetizers to desserts.  This singing Brown sister has studied at the LeCordon Blue Cooking School in Paris, France and the Boston School of Culinary Arts.  Michaela has published two cookbooks and writes a full page article for The Singing News Magazine each month.  Sample delicious gourmet and everyday fare!  Pick the time to fit your groups schedule.
Coffee 101
Coffee Basics 101:  This hands-on time allows participants to learn about everyone's favorite beverage, coffee!  Guests will learn how coffee was introduced to the world by a goat herder and his "prancing and frolicking" goats, where coffee is grown and multiple tips and strategies to brew a great pot of coffee at home.  There is a hands-on brewing session at each table showcasing different brewing methods and how they can taste different.  This session is best enjoyed in the morning and is served with coffee and some baked goods made at Habitue Coffeehouse & Cakes to Remember.
Cakes to Remember
Create a "Cake to Remember" and Lunch:  Using actual bakery tools and techniques, guests will have the opportunity to decorate their own cupcakes.  Experienced decorators will teach and guide visitors in the art of cake decoration on signature cupcakes.  Participants have the ability to take their artfully-created cupcakes home, but we've learned the cupcakes don't often make it back to the bus!  This decorating session will be a real finger-licking treat!  Includes a delicious luncheon in their own private room.