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Columbus, Ohio: Clown Cone

Buy ice cream and candy in a small shop surrounded by the owner's collection of clowns. Signs warn: don't touch them!

Clown Cone and Confections

3431 Cleveland Ave. F, Columbus, OH
From Cleveland Ave. turn west at the McDonald's stoplight. Drive all the way to the back of the shopping plaza. Clown Cone is in the furthest-back building, next to the Chiropractor.
M-Sa 11-8, Su 12-7 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Clown Cone and Confections.

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This place has been around forever! We spoke with many parents who were bringing in their children, who said they used to visit when they were kids (It also looks as though it's been here forever, too, but that's half the charm). The staff was very friendly and helpful. Hand scooped ice cream, novelties, and a wall of individual candies. Of course, the clown collection is the real draw.

[Chrissie, 05/25/2023]

Clown Cone collection.

Clown Cone and Confections

Nestled in a nondescript strip mall on the east side of Columbus is Clown Cone and Confections, a mom-and-pop ice cream shop operating for over 30 years. The shop sells all the usual flavors, along with all sorts of candy and random toys. Its claim to fame is hundreds of clowns and all kinds of clown paraphernalia filling the shop. Don't ask to buy any because their clown collection is not for sale!

[Scott Hammond, 08/15/2020]

Hand-written warning signs with exclamation marks are in the basic DNA of goofball, homemade attractions. "Do Not Touch the Clowns!" "Our Collection is NOT for Sale!!!"

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