Olson’s Ice Cream is celebrating 75 years of locally made ice cream by offering free trolley rides and caricatures to customers this Labor Day weekend.
The free trolley rides will take place each day from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will loop around Chippewa Falls on Saturday, and downtown Eau Claire on Sunday and Monday. The Olson’s trolley will loop around the new store, the Phoenix Park/RCU parking lot, The Lismore Hotel, and Owen park in Eau Claire, and will loop around Irvine Park, Chippewa Riverfront Park, Leinenkugel’s parking lot, and back to Olson’s in downtown Chippewa on Saturday.
SWEET BITE OF ICE CREAM HISTORY:
Albert J. Olson and his business partner began making their “homaid” Ice Cream at Knapp Dairy in Knapp, WI in 1923. Albert moved his family to Chippewa Falls and began making ice cream and processing milk at Olson’s Creamland Dairy in 1944. Olson’s still operates in that same building today at 611 North Bridge Street in Chippewa Falls. The Olson family sold the business to the Hunt family in 2007. The Hunt family has continued the tradition of making artisan-crafted ice cream in Chippewa Falls and expanded to Eau Claire in 2019.