Swinging by the Mars Chocolate North America ice cream factory in Burr Ridge has become a summer tradition in the suburbs! We have really enjoying going and trying their delicious treats. How awesome that they offer free ice cream to the community! The cherry on top can be heading over to Harvester Park after getting ice cream to play at this great playground with play equipment, sand, zip line, and a small splash pad, which made our list of 10 Best Parks and Playgrounds in the Near Western Suburbs! (You can also check out lists of western suburb playgrounds in every category, including parks with fences, walking paths, geared towards toddlers, elementary-aged kids, and new playgrounds to explore while you are in the area.)
Free Ice Cream Bars
Here’s the scoop: Starting Monday, July 9, 2018 the Mars Chocolate factory in Burr Ridge is giving away free ice cream bars on weekdays! You can go to the plant Monday through Friday, July 9-27, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm and there is a cooler in the entry filled with Dove, Snickers, Twix, and Milky Way brand ice cream bars, cones and sometimes small containers. They ask that you take one per person so there is enough for everyone.
Lobby Immediately to the right, just after entering the building
Mars Chocolate North America
Burr Ridge Ice Cream Plant
15W660 79th Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Once You Get There
Turn into the plant parking lot when you see the Mars Chocolate sign. There will be a small sign for visitor parking telling you to take a left. The visitor spots are right in front of the main door and fountain. Go inside the building and in the lobby immediately to the right there is a cooler where you can choose a free ice cream bar.
Children under the age of 12 will not be given ice cream without an adult with them.
Allergen Notice: Allergens used in the production of ice cream at this facility include milk, soy, peanuts, cashews, almonds, and wheat. Please refer to packaging label available during the give-away for allergens specific to the product you will enjoy.