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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: Visitor centers, Traveler Resources
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.
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Type: Visitor centers, Traveler Resources
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Visit the Tabasco factory, where the best known hot sauce is fermented.
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Pagudpud, Philippines
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168 reviews 168 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Its only a simple attraction but of you love Tabasco then worth the effort to go and see and hear about this great and historic success story. The factory tour is good, great Tabasco sampling in the Country Store, and beautiful gardens. Only a $1 to get into the island, the best dollar you will ever spend.

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Nederland, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome---Really!! It starts with the drive to the island and paying the $1 for park admittance is a photo-op in itself. We visited the island in late spring, barely missing the Azalea's in full bloom....the self paced tour of the island is unbelievable....just when you think you've seen it all, you turn the corner and see either... More 

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Orange, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went and toured the Tabasco factory on our way to New Orleans and I am so glad we went. It is a small tour that is very interesting and informative. Its starts with a film and then you walk though the tour on your own and read information plaques. There are displays of many different items, vaults that hold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Arrived on fat Tuesday & walked right in to the 1:05p tour. Nice signage & live introduction on the making of Tabasco. Two short infomercial movies then in to the factory. The factory store offers free samples of most products & lots of swag.

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Saint Peters, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Loved the tour of the Tabasco factory and the history surrounding the invention of Tabasco sauce. Driving through the Jungle Gardens on Avery Island was beautiful, even though it was October; it is especially gorgeous in the spring when all the flowers are in bloom and the birds are nesting on Bird Island. Not to be missed!

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White Lake, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very interesting account of how the company originated. W took the brief tour and watched video. They are upgrading tour soon, but still found it informative. Company store had lots of goods!

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Covington, Louisiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Overall the tour isnt all that great, you only get to see them bottle the tabasco, and only on certain days. Its not a bad tour for free, but id be willing to pay some money for a more indeph tour. The gift shop is worth a visit even if you dont do the tour. many free samples to try... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went with my boyfriend in December. They give tours every 15 minutes. It's self-guided so you can take your time. It's also free, so why not? All you see is the bottling process, not the oak barrels and pepper mash and the big warehouse. A point of interest is the gift shop. Super affordable, Tabasco-flavored/infused everything, even ice cream!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The tour is just too corporate--you watch a movie, or infomercial, and then you take a very short walk through the factory behind glass for a sorta boring look at how an assembly line works. Then, you're poured back outside around the front door of the gift shop. But here's the deal: You're on this presumably fabulous island, which they... More 

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Louisville, KY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went with my family and that of my brother's. We went over Christmas break, so I assume that it was busier than usual for winter. We were counted off and ~50 people went at a time. We were shown a short ~15 minute video about the growing of the peppers and the production of the sauce. Then we walked... More 

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