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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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Natchez, Mississippi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Kids had a ball watching how the sauce was made and going thru the production process. They really liked the store with the raspberry ice cream made with the tabasco. I like it much better myself than the jalapeño ice cream. The tour of the grounds were assume as my kids say seeing the deer, birds, and alligators. A great... More

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We toured the Tabasco hot sauce plant in Avery Island, La. The tour was very interesting and helpful with how the sauces are made. History of Avery Island and the production of the Tabasco Sauces. The only charge was $1.00 to enter the island as the tour is free.

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Zachary, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The Tabasco Plant has a great tour with lots of history unfortunately we did not get to see the actual manufacturing of the Tabasco sauce which takes place Mondays thru Thursdays, we visited on a Saturday. The country store was wonderful with everything spicy of course and plenty of samples of Tabasco products, the jalapeno flavored ice cream was my... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had heard about this through other people and decided to go see it for ourselves and I have to say we were disappointed. All you do is walk into a theatre room and watch a 10 minute video that is 15 years old about the history of the sauce. Then as you walk out you walk past the assembly... More

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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I saw this tour on the Food Network and thought it would be a great day trip from New Orleans. We rented a car - btw - the walk up rate at Budget was half the Internet price - a Kia Soul - I felt like Michelle Wie ! Anyhow, the drive is easy and you get to see lots... More

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Well, what can I say. The shop was great and well equipped with Tabasco, items with the Tabasco logo and lots of kitchen supplies and T-shirts. The tour was in a small area with a big screen and a guide that literally rattle off her lines and ask in the same breath any questions ? Than in a bigger room... More

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The Tabasco Plant has a great tour that gives a description of the history of the area, how they bottle the peppers, and where they complete the process. It's short tour that is very informative and is great representation of Louisiana culture. They have a general store on sight that has multiple sauces you can taste! Overall, fun experience!

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south carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My husband has been wanting to do this for years and he was so disappointed. All it is is a 10 minute video then they let you see the conveyor belt with the bottles going by. You do not get to see the pepper fields, any peppers, how they make the mash, the fermenting process or the barreling. It was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The tour gives you a great family story of their pepper sauce. The tour and film tells how it was founded and where they now grow peppers in South America. The tour includes the plant where all of its sauces are processed and bottled on site. We each received small free samples and of course there is the gift shop!... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is an outstanding stop if you are ever in the Lafayette area and is a perfect side trip if traveling between New Orleans and Houston. Avery Island is about 6 miles off highway 90 at New Iberia. This place is absolutely beautiful and the factory tour is first rate. (I have seen it ranked on various best factory tour... More

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