Fun Foodie Destinations for Summer 2014

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If you are looking to take the family on your own “food tour” this summer, check out these unique and fun destinations around our great country!   Foodie Museums are a fun way to spend time learning about your favorite foods and different from other museums because you can eat as part of the tour.  You definitely wont see signs for “No Food or Drinks” allowed.

Here are just a few of my favorites I found on the internet.  You can search out your own foodie destinations by specific food type and location.  Next week I will share more “Must See” Foodie destinations that are located in Texas.

National Apple Museum
154 W. Hanover St., Biglerville, PA.
www.nationalapplemuseum.com

Housed in a antebellum bank barn, visitors to this museum are served apple juice and cookies.  Exhibits include apple peelers, cider presses, a re-created 1880’s farm kitchen, a collection of apple-related post cards and the Apple Core Band.

The Jell-O Museum
23 E. Main St., Le Roy, N.Y.
www.jellomuseum.com

Jell-O was invented and manufactured in this small town from 1897 to 1964. The Museum is a stone building that has the Jell-O molds, cookbooks, toys, Jell-O still lifes, Bill Cosby videos, and a “Jell-O-meter” used in the factory test kitchen to make sure the gelatin has the right jigglyness.

Spam Museum
1937 Spam Blvd., Austin, Minn.
www.spam.com

OMG a 16,500 square foot museum with a towering wall of 3,390 cans of Spam as you enter the museum lobby.  They show you the process of making the product and share the history of SPAM.  Free Admission

Hershey Museum
170 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pa.
www.hersheypark.org

This museum’s exhibits include the story of Milton S. Hershey’s life;  Kisstory, the history of the Hershey’s Kiss; and old-time candy kitchen and a chocolate-factory machine from the 1930’s.  Classes and tours available.  BONUS:  They have an amusement park and Hershey Hotel on property.

Wyandot Popcorn Museum
169 E. Church St., Marion, Ohio
www.wyandotpopcornmus.com

This museum features restored antique popcorn machines, from wagon-mounted to stand-alone.  Visitors are given a freshly popped bag of popcorn as they leave.  Marion is the site of an annual popcorn festival in early September.

Ice Cream Museum at Ye Olde Mill
11324 Mount Vernon Rd., Utica, N.Y.
www.velveticecream.com

Housed in an 1817 gristmill with a water wheel set on 20 rolling acres, the museum includes an 1817 ice cream parlor, scoops and other ice-cream-making supplies.  Next door, tour the Velvet Ice Cream factory.

World of Coca-Cola Museum
55 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Atlanta, Ga.
www.woccatlanta.com

This museum includes a 1930’s Barnes Soda Fountain, where a soda jerk demonstrates how early Coca-Cola was prepared and served.  Listen to early songs, ads and radio programs sponsored by Coke.  The International Lounge offers a sampler of 20 exotic beverages Coca-Cola makes that aren’t available in the U.S.

If you visit any of these places share your photos with us on Facebook & Twitter!

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