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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.

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Hot Sauce and a Free Tour

Free tours are always nice. Learned about the history of the pepper and how this famous hot sauce is made. Hundreds of thousands of bottles are made each day and shipped around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Free tours are always nice. Learned about the history of the pepper and how this famous hot sauce is made. Hundreds of thousands of bottles are made each day and shipped around the world and the US. If you are in the area, this is definitely a visit you should make. You may luck and get to sample a flavor... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome. It is located on Avery Island about 1-2 hours from New Orleans and was (at one time) an animal preserve. In fact, there is a ton of history surrounding this location. The original family were breeding and skinning the Nutria-rats and using them to make jackets for the military, or boots. I've forgotten. Anyway, it was... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a really neat side trip if you are visiting the Lafayette LA area. The brick building is beautiful. The tour is really interesting and they give free samples of several varieties. There is a nice gift shop with unusual items as well as the expected.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and see the history of Tabasco. Having grown up in Louisiana and moved away, it is always a treat to come back and visit. The store has some very unique items and the chance to sample all of the flavors of sauces. Completely worth the time to go back and tour the factory.

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Really enjoyed the history of Tabasco and sampling all of the delicious products. We were there on a Saturday, so we didn't get to see the actual process. Really excited about coming back to check out the restaurant after it is finished ~ I can only imagine what kind of tastiness they will be dishing up!

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Sumner, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We enjoyed our stop at Tabasco. Avery Island is very nice spot. We were there on a very cold day the Tabasco grounds are nice to see. You get smell the Tabasco when you arrive. There was no line on the day we were there, mid week the tour is 20 mins or so. The Tobasco County store is fun... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The tour is free except for the $1 toll to get on the road. It only takes about a half hour and you get three small bottles of different Tobasco sauces. The tour is a brief history, a film, a quick walk down a hallway where you watch a small part of the bottling, and a room showing a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

we love Tabasco sauce so his was a fun stop for us. We loved tasting and purchasing different sauces we can't get anywhere else. Loved the raspberry chipotle ice cream

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place had been on my bucket list of a long time. I was happy to finally make it. The factory tour was brief: 5 minutes of history, a 10 minute video, then you get to peek into the factory. The country store was a lot of fun. Every Tabasco thing you can think of. It probably helps if you're... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great factory tour. Informative and friendly staff. AND FREE samples. Once we finished the tour (about a half hour) we went to the store where they had every product available for tasting. WOW what fun. Even have tobasco ice cream and coke. Prices are average with some items available nowhere else.

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