Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor
Forest Park, Ill.
Hours: Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. From May 1-Sept. 1 hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.
This old-fashioned, family-friendly mom-and-pop ice cream store features homemade ice cream and root beer. The Brown Cow sundae features chocolate, fudge and peanut butter served in a milk pail. The Trough is 21 scoops (nearly 7 pounds) of ice cream. There is a play area for kids with toys and books. Story time is 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Offers kid's parties and tours.