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Tabasco Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

Address: Avery Island, LA 70513
Phone Number: 337-365-8173
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I went with my boyfriend in December. They give tours every 15 minutes. It's self-guided so you can take your time. It's also free, so why not? All you see is the bottling process, not the oak barrels and pepper mash and the big warehouse. A point of interest is the gift shop. Super affordable, Tabasco-flavored/infused everything, even ice cream!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The tour is just too corporate--you watch a movie, or infomercial, and then you take a very short walk through the factory behind glass for a sorta boring look at how an assembly line works. Then, you're poured back outside around the front door of the gift shop. But here's the deal: You're on this presumably fabulous island, which they... More 

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Louisville, KY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went with my family and that of my brother's. We went over Christmas break, so I assume that it was busier than usual for winter. We were counted off and ~50 people went at a time. We were shown a short ~15 minute video about the growing of the peppers and the production of the sauce. Then we walked... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Want to see a really unique place? This is it. Right now the visitor center tour is quite short and you don't see a lot of the actual processing but it is being expanded to give you a much better view of the process. Hope to get back here some day. This is the only place where Tobasco is produced... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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441 reviews 441 reviews
140 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If I had gone on a weekday the tour would have been better on a weekday but still ok, You get a video showing the process and then you are left to walk through the factory on your own. once in the shop you get to try all sorts of free samples including chilli ice cream, cola and various chilli... More 

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Almeria, Spain
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We really enjoyed the film and the tour but I'd have liked to get a bit closer to the production process - we were a bit distant. However, the tourist centre is everything such a place should be if you want to find Tabasco-type knick-knacks and stuff. Tabasco is such a world-famous product and it's so unusual, I'm delighted we... More 

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New York City, New York, USA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The Visitors Center is being expanded and a restaurant added. The Tour consists of short video followed by a quick walk through the factory behind glass and there are a few artifacts in the waiting area and exit. Samples are provided. Tabasco is not a product that everyone loves growing up and has a limited audience, but they try and... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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225 reviews 225 reviews
85 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

With about a half hour of time, you can learn the whole story of Tabasco sauce. There is a very short talk with Q&A, then a short film and then you can see the packing factory through windows and a room with a few exhibits. On another side of the parking area is the store with all matter of paraphernalia... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I had a good time here. Was able to purchase some sauces that are only sold at the country store. Worth checking out if you like Tabasco and are in the area. Cost $1. Not a big deal.

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Utilized this activity as a rest stop. It is a 30-40 minute detour from I-10. Easy drive without traffic and adequate signage to help visitors find their way. There is a "toll" of $1 that a charming old man asked for. You don't have to get out if your car to pay it. I have to think that the grounds... More 

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