Giant Ice Cream Statues (page 3)

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Twin Kiss
Manheim, PA
Bar Laitier Le Délice
Saint-Fabien, QC
South of the Border
Dillon, SC
Oxford, ME
The Twin Kiss concrete cone was installed on a trailer when this photo was taken in 2010. It is now on the roof. [map]

The Bar Laitier Le Délice has a giant rooftop cone that appears to be made of metal and cement. There was a similar cone in Labelle, QC which is gone now. [map]

This South of the Border cone is one of many ice cream cone statues at this tourist attraction. These were installed at the ice cream stand building which was demolished in 2021. South of the Border is renovating the property. These cones were probably moved elsewhere at the attraction. For more, see this page. [map]

Konehead features a giant melting cone on its roof. [map]

Knoebels Amusement Park
Elysburg, PA
Knoebels Amusement Park has two giant cones at its concession stands. There is also a giant birthday cake pavilion.

former Wood River Drive Inn
Wood River, NE (now Shelton, NE)
2008: 2022:
The Wood River Drive Inn had been closed for many years. It had been here since at least the 1960s and the cone was there since at least the early 1970s. The cone was moved to the Chubby Monkey which opened in 2011. It closed in 2019 but the cone remains. [map]

Ice Cream Cone
Julesburg, CO (now Chappell, NE)
2008: 2012:
This Ice Cream Cone was located at Sweden Creme when I first saw it in 2008. By 2012, the stand had been demolished. The Cone is now installed in the former owner's front yard. Sweden Creme is a chain with other locations in Nebraska and Kansas. I don't believe any of those stands have giant cones. [map]

Snelgrove Ice Cream
Salt Lake City, UT
2006: 2014:

former Snelgrove
Salt Lake City, UT
2008: 2014:
The Snelgrove Ice Cream was founded in 1929. The 40-foot-wide sign was built by YESCO in 1962. The sign was originally painted pink and the double cone revolved. There were many Snelgrove ice cream parlors in Salt Lake City and elsewhere. This was the biggest one. In 1990, Dreyer's Ice Cream bought the company and the ice cream shop closed in 2002. Dreyer's still operated in the plant next to the sign. The company produced Snelgrove Ice Cream for Utah supermarkets until 2008. In 2007, a truck hit the sign. It bent part of the sign and broke some neon. The neon was later removed and the Snelgrove text painted over. In 2015, the clocks and Snelgrove lettering were removed from the sign and put in storage. The words "Dryer" and "Nestle" were added. The giant cone still revolved at that point. In 2016, the ice cream cone was repainted. By 2022, the plant was demolished but the sign remains. There are plans to build residences on the property which will be known as Sugar Town. The sign will be adapted. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

This former Snelgrove Ice Cream location has a smaller giant cone sign. When Squirrel Brothers, an ice cream store, took over this building, the cone was left in place. When a Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches store moved here in 2008, this cone was painted black. For more, see this website. [map]

Ice Castle
Dalton, GA
Kay's Kastle
Knoxville, TN

Kay's Restaurant [gone]
Jefferson City, TN
Mr. T's Pizza
Chattanooga, TN
Sweet Celebrations [gone]
Maryville, TN
Kay's Kastle Ice Cream was a regional chain with most of its locations in Tennessee. The original giant ice cream signs had a boy climbing a ladder next to the cone. The boy had a long tongue and licked at the ice cream. I'd love to know more about the chain. The first Kay's Ice Cream store and plant was built in 1934 in Knoxville. The business later split into Kay's Ice Cream and Kay's Kastle. I believe these ice cream signs are from the early 1960s. Kay's Ice Cream can still be purchased in grocery stores but the remaining locations are independent now.

The Kay's Kastle in Dalton is gone. However, this cone was saved and reinstalled at the Ice Castle ice cream store. [map]

The Kay's Kastle in Knoxville closed at the end of 2017. It was the last location left. It reopened in 2018 and the ice cream sign is still there. The ladder is still there but the boy that climbed it is long gone. [map]

Kay's Restaurant was the tenant of this former Kay's Kastle when these photos were taken in 2007. Kay's had plans to restore the sign before it closed in 2008. Between the original Kay's Kastle and the restaurant, a Beer Cave occupied the building. In 2008, a Smoky's Express BBQ moved into the building and destroyed the cone. For more, see this website.

Mr. T's Pizza now occupies the former Kay's Kastle building and has kept the giant cone. The store still sells ice cream. [map]

Sweet Celebrations took over the Kay's Kastle that closed in 2006. The store updated the sign but kept the original cone. I have not seen this smaller, two-scoop style cone before. These photos are from 2008. The restaurant was closed and vacant in 2015 but the cone sign was still there. By 2016, the building was housing a Bruster's Ice Cream and the Kay's cone was gone. For more, see this website.

More former Kay's Kastle Cones:
Harrodsburg, KY [map]
Knoxville, TN

Seattle, WA
Melting Bomb Pop
Scottsdale, AZ
Frozen Yogurt [gone]
Sacramento, CA
Amy's Ice Cream
Austin, TX
This 17-foot-tall Popsicle was created by Catherine Mayer. It was installed in 2011. [map]

The Melting Bomb Pop was installed at The Quad at Scottsdale Quarter in 2019. The popsicle was supposed to be removed a few months later but it was still there when this 2020 photo was taken. It is about six feet tall. [map]

This giant Frozen Yogurt was installed on the roof of a truck which was located in the parking lot near Tops Yogurt when this photo was taken in 2014. By 2015, the store and the truck were gone.

This giant cup of ice cream was installed on the roof of Amy's Ice Cream in 2021. [map]

Burlingame, CA
This giant It's-It is installed on the roof of the company's factory. These ice cream sandwiches were introduced in 1928. The ice cream is sandwiched between two oatmeal cookies and then dipped in dark chocolate. For more, see this website. [map]

More Ice Cream:
Ice Cream Cones (Gilbert, AZ)
Ice Cream Cone (Ackley, IA)
Ice Cream Cone (Fairfield, IA)
Ice Cream Cone (Marengo, IL) [gone]
Ice Cream Cone (Metropolis, IL) [gone]
Ice Cream Cone (Oquawka, IL)
Ice Cream Cone (East Leroy, MI) [map]
Ice Cream Cone (Hale, MI)
Dilly Bar (Moorhead, MN)
Ice Cream Cone (Portsmouth, NH)
Ice Cream Cone (Seaside Heights, NJ)
Ice Cream Cone (Pottersville, NY)
Ice Cream Cone (Stephentown, NY)
Ice Cream Cone (Fairfield, OH)
Ice Cream Cone (Butler, PA)
Banana Split (Latrobe, PA)
Sweet Licks (North Providence, RI)
Ice Cream Cone (Bennington, VT)
Zesto (Columbia, SC)
Ice Cream Cone (Summerside, PE)
Ice Cream Cone (Montreal, QC) [vintage; gone]
Ice Crem Cone (Moose Jaw, SK) [gone]
Ice Cream Cone (Koln, Germany)

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