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The Jelly Belly Distribution Center: Great for Kids and Kids-at-Heart

September 03, 2018

Like millions of other folks across the nation, we at the Illinois Beach Hotel couldn’t get enough candy growing up. One of our absolute favorite childhood treats, Jelly Belly jelly beans were first sold in California in 1976, and though the company is still headquartered on the west coast, the national distribution center is located right here in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, just a 15-minute drive from the Illinois Beach Hotel. If you’re at all a fan of jelly beans, the distribution center is worth a visit, if only for the store, where you can buy all sorts of candy and other merchandise. Better still, the distribution center offers free daily tours on the Jelly Belly Express. During your tour, you’ll learn all about the creation and manufacture of the world-renowned Jelly Belly jelly beans. You’ll enjoy interactive exhibits fit for kids and adults and will, of course, be treated to free samples of delicious Jelly Belly candies.

 Address: 10100 Jelly Belly Ln, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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