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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

What a disappointing "factory tour". They charge you $1 toll to get on the island and that gets you what? The factory tour started with a nice young lady reciting a canned spiel about the history of the site. You basically get shoved into a "theater" to watch a movie full of Tobasco ads from the early 90s. Once the... More 

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Brisbane
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138 reviews 138 reviews
83 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Avery Island is a little out of the way but is worth visiting if in the area. Cost is a mere $1 to enter the island ( which the gate keeper collects but passing a stick with a peg on the end through your window). The actual tour is quite short but interesting to learn that this is the only... More 

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Dongducheon, South Korea
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When we decided to visit Avery Island I'm not sure what I was expecting but I was expecting something...more. Anything more than what it was. Upon entering we were greeted by a polite worker who advised us of the next tour time. We did visit on a weekend and therefore, the factory wasn't running but even if it was, it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I lived near New Orleans for many years, but had enjoyed Tabasco sauce long before that. I now live in the Philippines, but return to Louisiana two or three times a year and visit places I had not seen before. This trip it was to the swamps and included a trip to the Tabasco factory on Avery Island as part... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

After enjoying Tabasco products for years, and then seeing the feature on 60 Minutes, my husband and I drove the 2+ hours to Avery Island (4 1/2+ of driving). The tour was very disappointing, and certainly not worth the time it took to drive to/from New Orleans. The "tour" is a short film, which has a feel of a commercial,... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
28 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Would not consider having Tabasco in ice cream let alone Coke. What a taste set the taste buds alive. This plus the remarkable story of how Tabasco came about is very interesting and inspiring. While the tour of the factory is quite short and not a great deal to see it is worth the stop off.

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Ennis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you are in the area, this is a great place to visit. You have to pay $1 dollar toll to get onto Avery Island and then the Tabasco factory entrance is free. You receive 4 small sample bottles of different Tabasco sauces and then get to see a film about the Tabasco production. As we were there on a... More 

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Texarkana, Arkansas
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Let set the scene--I have been eating hot peppers since about the age of 7. My Dad would bring them home (fresh ones). I would be soooo excited to taste it and feel the heat. So I am a little fanatic when it comes to spice. The entire time I was at Avery Island my mouth was open. I was... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We took a motorcycle ride with another couple a few hours away from our home in Texas to Louisiana on a Saturday. We took the tour of the plant after watching a film. Every person is given 4 tiny bottles of different flavored Tabasco sauce. The plant is not operating on the weekends but we still got to see what... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Just wishing could see the store rooms of barrels and the vats. But maybe the smells are not good for all! Gift shop was good. Did not tour the Jungle Gardens because it was priced per person and not per car! And, time issues

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