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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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Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.

Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.

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Stopped in here to take a look. It costs $1 or $2 to get across the bridge onto Avery Island. The money takers got this crazy long pole to reach through the passenger side window... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Belmar, New Jersey
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the new museum. Well done and very informative. It was a beautiful day out to take in the factory and bottling sights. Impressed by how much they produce in one day. Very well documented and easy to take it all in w/n an hour or so. Not to be missed if you come to the area.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tabasco tour is pretty much hands off by the employees, with the exception of those who work in the store and are happy to answer questions. While self-guided the tour really would have benefitted from an employee-led tour. That said, the "food tour" that we signed up for was the day's redeeming feature. George and Alice, two Tabasco employees,... More 

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent at least four hours here, between the self-guided factory tour, lunch at the cafe, and touring the drive-thru Jungle Gardens. Company store was pricey. Although they had all seven types of Tabasco sauce for sale, we did find it much cheaper at the grocery store in the next town we visited so be careful! We were thrilled to... More 

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Belmar, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in here to take a look. It costs $1 or $2 to get across the bridge onto Avery Island. The money takers got this crazy long pole to reach through the passenger side window to grab your cash. Funny. Lots of parking. I went in January and the factory tour was shut down for repairs. By the time you... More 

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with a friend for my birthday, and we had a great time! It takes $1 to get on island for parking, but the factory tour was free. There are some educational displays and a short movie, but there is also a tour guide for the short tour. The factory tour itself is very fast, which allows time in... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had hopes that the factory tour would be going but it was still in a remodeling stage. We did watch the video, walked around the store and had a nice lunch at the cafe. Quite an interesting selection of food at the cafe, and of course everything had some sort of Tabasco in it, which was our favorite thing.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We like food and we like history. If you do too, this is a good place to go. Avery Island is not much of an Island really, the bridge over can't be 20 feet long. But there is fascinating history going back to the Civil War and early New Orleans. The tours and factory are off limits until early February... More 

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Athens, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

The tour of the Tabasco factory is closed during January while they upgrade the experience, but we visited the country store and watched a video that covers much of the process of making Tabasco sauce.

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Thank DogProf
Friendswood, Texas, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Always stop here if we are anywhere by. Love the fact that all Tabasco is made right here. Great gift ideas . Plus they still have the tiny bottles which I sent to my son when he was in the army stationed in Iraq. New flavor spicy sweet my new favorite

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

It was very fun, educational, taste tested lots of things. The people were awesome the store reasonable. Cafe was huge .

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