After what felt like a long winter here in Ohio, the warm spring temperatures have finally arrived and with it, a yearning for all things summer; drive-in theaters, hikes in the state parks and my teens’ favorite- ice cream!
And when it comes to ice cream, there is one place that we love to visit. You may remember that the kids’ and I had the opportunity to take a behind the scenes factory tour last year which resulted in a taste test of some amazing ice cream flavors. Do you remember? I’m talking about our trip to the Velvet Ice Cream factory which is manufactured on the grounds of Ye Olde Mill in Utica, Ohio.
A Special Surprise for Ye Olde Mill Visitors on Opening Day
Next Wednesday, May 1st, Velvet Ice Cream’s Ye Olde Mill will celebrate the kick off of the 2013 season with 99-cent opening-day ice cream cones and 1970’s era pricing.
This nearly 100 year old family-owned and operated business was founded in 1914 and produces more than 5 million gallons of ice cream each year. But you’ll find much more than ice cream when visiting the 25-acres that make up the headquarters for Velvet Ice Cream. You’ll enjoy this free attraction that boasts one of Ohio’s only ice cream museums, nature trails, a petting zoo on weekends, and free Velvet Ice Cream factory tours.
Read my article 10 Reasons to Visit Ye Olde Mill that Don’t Necessarily Include Ice Cream and plan your own visit to this popular, historic attraction.
I don’t know about you, but I’m already trying to decide if I want a scoop of Butter Pecan & Cashew, Vanilla Lovers Trio or Buckeye Classic. At 99-cents, maybe I’ll have a scoop of all three!
Plan Your Visit to Ye Olde Mill
Location: About 40 minutes east of Columbus at 11324 Mount Vernon Road Utica, Ohio 43080
Hours: Open Daily May through October, hours vary. Check the website for the most up to date hours.
Cost: Free admission. Free parking with plenty of space for tour buses and RV’s.
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