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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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Keedysville, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We spent a week in New Orleans and decided to rent a car for one day for a day trip to Avery Island. The drive from NO to Avery Island is not particularly scenic, but is interesting in that you pass by huge sugar cane fields and a section of swampland which required the highway to be "up on stilts"--could... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The tour of the Tabasco Sauce factory is worth the trip to Avery Island. There is a $1 fee to enter the island, but the tour is free. The short video about the history of the island is quite informative, as is the walk through the factory. See sauce bottled, labeled and packed for shipping. Even told where that load... More

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Houston, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited the Tabasco Factory with our children, age 10 and 13. We really enjoyed the visit. Visit to the gift shop was the best part for my children as they got to taste different food items infused by Tabasco. They love the ice cream and the Tabasco coke. We didn't get to go to the wild life center as... More

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Killeen, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not really a tour: 10-minute video (interesting), followed by a 50-ft. glassed-in aisle, then you are funneled to their 'country store'. Do take advantage of the free samples before any sauce.

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 helpful votes 44 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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