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Tabasco Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

Avery Island, LA 70513
337-365-8173
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.
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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'm a massive fan of Tobasco and I dump it on everything, so I enjoyed this. to be honest, it is not your normal tour, but more of a brief talk and video about the history of Tobasco. What is reallly cool though it the merchandise shop has literally everything that is Tobasco, including ice cream!!?? There is also a... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

It was memorable. We enjoyed the time we were there. We couldn't ask for a better time to vacation to watch alligators and birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We were lucky enough to notice the Tabasco centre also offered a food tour of the local area, so being very interested in the local food we went ahead and booked. What a treat!! Our local guide, and Tabasco employee George, was amazing, so knowledgable and interesting, we spent 3 or 4 hours driving around sampling all the different local... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Avery Island is 30 miles from I10. If you are going to New Orleans from the west, you can take Hwy 90 and it does not add much to your trip. The tour is FREE, but they have a small “TOLL” fee to get on the property. They say it is for security & conservation. The tour was so-so at... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

First, we went on the tour which was fantastic. It was very educational about the Tabasco brand and McIlhenny family, as well as the industry. The country store is great also, and you can try any kind of Tabasco brand as much as you like! The Island is remote and very cool with the history of the salt mines beneath.... More

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Moscow, Russia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We dropped by the Factory as it was on the way of our tour. I was pretty excited about visiting this place, for I really like tabasco! I wasn't actually impressed by the tour: it was very short and in the end we were demonstrated some documentary, which was more interesting than the tour itself. Pleasant surprise was we were... More

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Metairie, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

To me this wasn't a good tour or a good thing to do. The tour was short and there was construction work all around. I thought there would be more to the tour. The only good thing was the gift shop. Lots of Tabasco items in there. Not a kids tour!!!

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New Ulm, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Tour was presented well and the store was stocked with more Tabasco products than I have ever seen and you can sample every variety before you purchase. My son was in heaven!!

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was our last stop on our way home and we were too tired to wait to do the Factory Tour, but will certainly go back and correct that at some point in the future. Beautiful gardens, and the store & grounds right around that area of the factory were lovely. Next time will make sure we aren't so tired... More

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Naperville, Illinois, USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is about a two hour drive from New Orleans, but well worth the trip if you are staying in New Orleans. We went on a Sunday and the drive was great and just hanging out in the garden area around the factory. A tour and free samples are part of the visit.

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