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Tabasco Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

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Address: , Avery Island, LA 70513
Phone Number: 337-365-8173
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.

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Nice drive through southern Louisiana from New Orleans to get here

The woman that started the "history of Tabasco & Avery Island" film was hilarious without meaning to be. She made the brief visit to the factory (you don't need much time here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My impatient husband wasn't sure about doing the tour but was glad we did. It was less than 15 minutes but very informative and came with free sample bottles of 3 of their hot sauce flavors. We loved the Country Store that had samples of all their sauces from hot sauces to steak to soy to BBQ and different salsas,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We visited The Tabasco Visitor Center on our first time in the area, driving from Lafayette in about 45 minutes or so. While it is not large or necessarily time consuming, I think it is totally worth the drive and the effort to see this iconic place. I had no idea about the production of Tabasco sauce nor the growth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The woman that started the "history of Tabasco & Avery Island" film was hilarious without meaning to be. She made the brief visit to the factory (you don't need much time here) worth it. The tastings in the visitor center were also fun. I loved the jalapeño ice cream!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had read that the tour isn't much & the factory doesn't run on the weekend so we went without disappointment. We didn't know much about the Sanctuary grounds on Avery Island and that was the treat. Spend an hour on the drive tour, it's well worth it. We saw a few alligators, walked out to a few view spots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped here on our way to New Orleans. Are tour guide "Charlie" was very insightful. We watched a film and then walked through the bottling area. The gift shop is stocked with everything Tabasco you would ever want. All in all a great place for road trippers.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a fun little side trip! We should have scheduled a little more time - Avery Island is beautiful. The tour was good although we've seen it more or less on food channel. The store was fun, we picked up cool gifts to take back to foodie friends and family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There is only one place in the world where Tabasco Sauce is made - Avery Island Louisiana. This is that place. During the summer, you can tour the pepper fields. On weekdays you can tour the processing plant. There's a great gift shop where you can buy all things Tabasco and taste every product them make - even Tabasco Ice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

After paying $1 to get onto the island (per car, not per person!) we started at the factory. A nice, short but very personable introduction by the guide gave us a brief but detailed history of the island and the production process. Then a quick video. We were fortunate to be there while the factory was working, and the view... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Informative 20 minute film telling you the history of the Island, family and company. Free little sample bottles of different sauces that they offer. Then a brief tour of the factory.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Enjoyed my experience while here. Found it informative and loved the Country Store. The tour was super short( factory wasn't running that day) and sweet. We then went to the Jungle Gardens across the street...I liked that a lot!! It is $8 per adult to enter and you can drive the whole way( great when it's hot!.

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