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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 2013
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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Katy, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The factory tour was more of a visitor center pitch and some dusty props. We were able to see the bottling line running even though it was a Friday. The weather was great! The shop is probably the best part with many items you can only buy there. Prices tend to be higher than in your local store for common... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This was the second time in two years that our Ryjo tour coach stopped by the Tabasco factory and sales outlet. (we were on both trips) Not only is the tour of the factory very educational, the gift store located a short distance away is well worth the visit. I believe everyone on our coach made purchases. They have Tobasco... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We visited the Tabasco factory and Jungle gardens as part of a two week tour of southern US from Scotland. Unfortunately we had terrible weather for most of our trip but arriving on Avery Island really warmed us up! We didn't really know what to expect but we loved it. As soon as you step out of the car the... More

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The tour of the Tabasco factory is neat and very short. You will watch a very informative short film to begin with and then you will be able to look through the glass at where they make and bottle the pepper sauce! Not much to see though since you don't know what is what. The factory is only operating Monday... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This was the second time in 10 years that my husband and I visited Avery Island. Fascinating how they grow the plants for the seeds on the Island and send them to Central South American to grow the plants. The peppers are picked when they reach the perfect color of a small red painted stick (dowel), le petit baton rouge,... More

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Cornwall, UK.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Myself and a trek group did this tour when travelling from New Orleans to Texas, we were here for about an hour, looking around the factory, seeing how it is made and learning about the history of tabasco. The best part however was the gift shop at the end of the tour where you can try tabasco, and there are... More

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Tennessee, USA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A bit of a drive from I10, but an interesting stop. The factory tour is really pretty brief and consists of a guide giving an overview of the Tabasco company history including the growing and preparation of the peppers, then a couple of video presentations, a walk by the bottling facility (products destined for Germany were being processed the day... More

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Marcoussis
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The factory tour is quite interesting, and there is a nice video explaining the history of Tabasco. You can also see the bottling and packaging process (1US$/pers), and you will remember the overall typical smell of the sauce. They keep the sauce in oak barrels for 3 years during which it ferments (they put a salt cover of a couple... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband is from New Orleans and had visited here when he was younger and wanted to take me to see it. I personally thought that it was a really interesting place. Avery Island is a beautiful island so we drove around and took a lot of pictures. We saw some alligators just lounging around which was fascinating to me.... More

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Kalama, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Very short tour--but free. Mostly watching a short video about the company, then walking down and watching them bottle up sauce. Loved the gift shop--try the jalapeno ice cream! Snack shop was expensive and not that great. Definitely drive through the gardens and see the birds--most of it is driving and it is well worth the money--we saw 4 alligators... More

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