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Albanese Candy Factory

Address: 5441 East Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone Number: (219) 947-3070
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Specialty Shops, Shopping & Fashion
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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English first
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

So glad this candy factory is close by! Their gummies are so soft and flavorful! I routinely buy them as gifts for family and coworkers. I get many complements on the gifts. They also do tours and have chocolates and old school candies.

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Kent, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I took my 5 year old grandson to visit this on our visit to Indiana Dunes this past summer. The look of awe in his eyes as we entered the candy showroom was fantastic. He had a shopping basket and bought everyone he knew a "surprise" We loved it.

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Syracuse, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have been here several times and love going. It's not an attraction, but actually a candy store with many varieties of candy. Reminds me of a Willy Wonka movie. bright colors, fun atmosphere and every kind of candy you can imagine. The best part is that you are allowed to taste test the candies prior to purchasing. They have... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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98 reviews 98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

There's not much to see as far as an attraction, you can look into the factory through a glass viewing area. If you are there with the factory not working, as we were, there's even less to see. The real attractionis the Albanese Candy Factory Store Outlet where you can get a wide variety of candy at very reasonable prices.

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Janesville
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Located 3 miles off Hwy 65 in northern Indiana, this is a cool place to stop for candy and chocolates. It's not a destination, but a quick side trip if you have time. They allow you to sample all of their candy, which is quit reasonably priced, especially the factory rejects.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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148 reviews 148 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a fun place to go because you are surrounded by all kinds of candy, but I go for the gummy bears and worms. Because they are the largest maker and they make them on-site, the gummies are fresh and amazing. Here's a tip: when you walk in the door there are boxes of 6 pound bags of discounted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was decorated for the holidays beautifully. Priced kind of reasonably. Overall, it not somewhere I would likely return. For no reason other than "if you've been in one, you've been in them all."

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Griffith
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a fun place to visit and they have a HUGE selection of candy to purchase. They also have fun "old - time" candy selections like candy cigars/cigaretts, and DOTS. They also have a good selection of sugar free candy and loads of Jelly Bellys! It is a fun place to visit. They also have gifts you can buy... More 

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Ada, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The Albanese candy factory creates a Willy Wonka experience for a quick stop to the world's largest factory making gummy bears and lots of other candies! The house on the front of the factory reminds me of the shops at Disney at the end of the rides or attractions. You know they are getting your wallet but they make you... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The Chocolate fountain was a delightful treat, it looked like something straight out of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. So many different types of candy to choose from, just amazing. I was a little disappointed that the factory viewing was closed when I was there, oh well, an excuse to visit again I suppose :)

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