Smithfield, North Carolina: Snowball BuildingA shaved ice ("Snowball") stand housed inside a big snowball.
- 110 S. BrightLeaf Blvd., Smithfield, NC
- I-95 exit 95. Drive west on Market St./Hwy 70 into town. Turn left (south) onto Brightleaf Blvd/US 301. Hills of Snow will be a block ahead, on the right.
Visitor Tips and News About Snowball Building
Hills of Snow -- this ~30 ft snowball houses a Snowball stand. The sign outside reads "99 flavors of pure enjoyment." It's in the corner of a chicken restaurant parking lot. Snowballs range from $.75 to $5.00[Thomas Mistretta, 05/29/2007]
Like its chilly brethren -- the Twistee Treat ice cream cone -- variations on this type of food stand can be found elsewhere. Still, on a sweltering summer day, that big blue blob is a welcome hallucination.
A Slurpee stand in the form of a Giant Slurpee is in Selma NC. It appears that they take the show on the road with an 8 ft. "miniature" mounted on a pick-up truck parked out back. The main building appears to be about 25 ft. tall.[Les Parker, 08/04/2001]
After a trip to the Ava Gardner Museum, you can go over to Hill's and get a sno-cone from a sno-cone shaped building. Doesn't appear to be a seasonal thing. The sign out front says "Open Every Day Except Rain."[Dean Jeffrey, 06/10/2001]