Get ready for a nostalgic trip through time! Our first stop is the JELL-O Gallery Museum, where we'll discover the fascinating story behind America's beloved gelatinous dessert. Afterward, we'll indulge in a mouthwatering meal at a charming establishment that harkens back to the golden era of train travel. As our adventure continues, we'll marvel at the colorful and intricate patterns adorning many homes and barns in the community, a tribute to the area's agricultural roots and artistic spirit. Finally, we'll satisfy our sweet cravings at a confectionery haven offering a nostalgic array of treats. Join us on this captivating journey through the past, where cherished memories and a renewed appreciation for bygone eras await.
10:30 to 11:45
Welcome to the birthplace of JELL-O, America’s Most Famous Dessert. Invented here in Le Roy, NY in 1897, this giggly delight has captured the hearts and minds of us all. You’ll hear about Jell-O in unique and satisfying ways like why did the inventor sell his rights to JELL-O for $450, who bought the rights to JELL-O and made millions, who eats the most Jell-O and so much more. Shop for a JELL-O colorful keepsake too.
12:00 to 1:15
Take a step back in time & dine in a former B & O train depot where the food is homemade, the service is friendly and attentive, and even the background music is old-fashioned.
1:30 to 3:00
A wonder of color and creativity; there are over 100 hand-painted barn quilts along the back-country roads and you’ll view many of these unique creations on your narrated driving tour. Your local guide will convey interesting and charming tails while you view the quilts that adorn barns, homes, and fences.
3:30 to 4:30
Oliver’s is celebrating over 90 years of operation in the same location and this little shop of delights still offers delectable confections including the western New York classic ‘sponge candy.’ Don’t leave until you’ve tried it then bring some back home for family and friends to enjoy. There’s also an ice cream shop on site serving delicious local ice cream.
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