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Address: 397 Capital Drive, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1E 2E2, Canada
Phone Number: 902-370-3155
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A lot of fun!

Packed with kids, but understandably so. Free tasters of ice cream and cheese. Got to watch them make some t-shirts and learn about how that trend got started. It's really some of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2014
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Packed with kids, but understandably so. Free tasters of ice cream and cheese. Got to watch them make some t-shirts and learn about how that trend got started. It's really some of the best ice cream I've had. I had COWS every day I was in PEI! Tour was a very affordable price too.

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toronto
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23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went on a hot afternoon. The samples given are very small. It was interesting but because we came at the end of the day, there was nothing in production. Our guide was informative. At the end of the tour there is a lucky winner that is drawn. Because my family was the only ones on the tour, we couldn't... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a nice treat to end the day...note that after lunch the actual machinery and making of the ice cream is shut down due to long cleaning process, but they do provide videos. The tour guide was knowledgable and sweet, and the tour was not too long, so if you have little ones don't be afraid, as they will... More 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We toured the cows creamery the 2nd week of August. Having had Cows ice cream while on vacation in Banff several years ago, the tour was a great way to get the history and understand the production process. The samples and the ice cream were fabulous, and the tour fun

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Miami
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There are Cow's Ice Cream stores all over Charlottetown. Why do you go to the Cow's Factory? Not for the ice cream that you could get in town.....but for the ice cream tour. Well be warned if you go after 2 pm, you can pay $5 per adult for a tour but it is a tour of making their logo... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is at the headquarters location just outside of Charlottetown. You get to see where they make the iconic t-shirts, where they make the ice cream, and where they store the cheese they've made. You probably don't actually get to see them make the t-shirts, nor ice cream and definitely not the cheese. Although, they do show you 4 short... More 

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Kitchener
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We planned to visit this even before starting our vacation as a must see sight. Disappointed to learn that they only make Ice Cream 3 days a week, and of course today wasn't one of them. They told use they still showed things, which was a bunch of videos, and them printing their over-priced t-shirts. The kids liked the tour... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A lot of fun not very expensive and very interesting. They show you the making of the shirts to the ice cream and the cheese. Little Samples were provided along the way. A great experience. Thank you

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North Bay, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For 5$ you get to sample cow chips (which are actually pretty gross to me but people seem to love them), cheddar cheese and ice cream. They also show their t-shirt screening room, ice cream production (which was very interesting to watch) and cheese aging room. Lots of poorly scripted videos and a very over expressive tour guide made the... More 

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Ottawa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We did the tour on a Saturday and I think it would be better during the week when people are working. It was neat to see t-shirts being made though. However the free samples were yummy and it was very informative. But I think the entrance fee is quite high, especially since the majority of people end up spending money... More 

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