Ben Franklin Apothecary, Duncanville

My daughter had a basketball tournament in Desoto today, and it seemed a perfect opportunity to take the kids to a real soda fountain and ice cream shop in Duncanville at the Benjamin Franklin Apothecary!

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The Ben Franklin Apothecary has been at the same location for over 50 years.  It has even been awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award by the Texas Historical Commission.

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Naturally, they serve Blue Bell ice cream!  You can get it on a cone, floats, shakes, malts and even banana splits in authentic banana boats! Love it!

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The walls are filled with memorabilia and old record albums.  We listened to songs from the 1950’s and 60’s.  I was surprised my kids had never heard Otis Redding sing, “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”.

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You can also order sandwiches, and even pies and cobblers!

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When we finished, we crossed Main Street to get a few pictures of this old train car.  I love all the colorful graffiti!

More To Do in Duncanville

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Kidsville Armstrong Park is a great park, with a huge wooden playground that my kids love!  Click HERE to read more…



Benjamin Franklin Apothecary

302 N. Main St.  Duncanville, TX 75116

(972) 298-1147

Click HERE to visit their website



Keep Having Fun in the TEXAS Sun! 

Michelle

 

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