Schell’s Mini-Golf, Restaurant and Dairy Swirl

Nothing says summertime like a trip to Schell’s for some minigolf and ice cream at the Dairy Swirl. Schell’s has been a landmark on 5th Street Highway in Muhlenberg Township since 1952. The Mini-golf course opened in 1953, and was made larger in 1969.


Many generations of Berks Countians have enjoyed summer evenings at this establishment, as they just celebrated their 65th Anniversary in business back in May. A few favorites are the BBQ sandwhiches and cho-chos. What are some of your fondest memories of this timeless Berks County landmark?


There was also a Schell’s location in West Lawn on Penn Avenue, sometime in the 1960s that was NOT the Ranch House. If anyone has any information on this location I would love to hear from you. [email protected]

Schell's West Lawn 1972

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Jerrilyn M Carter
Jerrilyn M Carter
5 years ago

I remember so well!!!!!


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