Introduction to Le Mars, Iowa
Le Mars History
The city was platted in the year 1869. It was then known as St. Paul Junction. The city was later renamed to Le Mars after the initials of six ladies who arrived there in the late 19th century. By 1925, the Wells family had set up an ice cream manufacturing plant in the city. As a family, they went on to own the world’s largest dairy processor and became the largest ice cream manufacturer in one location. This led to city being nicknamed the "Ice Cream Capital of the World."
Le Mars and nearby Attractions
- Plymouth County Historical Museum
- Adams Homestead & Nature Preserve
- Le Mars Municipal Golf Course
- Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center Museum
- Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse Historic Site
Things To Do In Le Mars
Tourists to Le Mars can enjoy the various facilities offered by the local parks including the Pool Park, Riverview Park, and Le Mars Municipal Park. The First Baptist Church, Assembly of God Church, First United Methodist Church, and Saint Joseph Church are among the beautiful churches in the city. Golf lovers may also enjoy visiting the Le Mars Municipal Golf Course. One can also take a trip to the Milwaukee Railroad Roundhouse Historic Site. In addition, the annual celebrations like the Ice Cream Days, and the Plymouth County Fair also attracts a number of visitors.
Le Mars Transportation
Sioux Gateway Airport/ Col. Bud Day Field provides facilities for air transportation.
Le Mars Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are provided by the University of South Dakota, Buena Vista University, and Western Iowa Tech Community College.