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UTZ Potato Chip Factory Tour

Address: 900 High Street, Hanover, PA
Phone Number: +1 800-367-7629
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Ranked #1 of 19 Attractions in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: You can see and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks at our over 600,000...
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Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: You can see and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks at our over 600,000 square foot facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania. There, we have built a special glass enclosed observation gallery that looks down on our production process from beginning to end. You will be guided step-by-step with the aid of a push-to-talk audio program and closed-circuit TV monitors. A wall display of Utz's history will enhance your understanding of the company and its products. From start to finish, you'll be impressed with the care we put into Utz Potato Chips. At Utz, we use the finest ingredients and the most advanced equipment. Our factory is one of the cleanest and most modern snack food operations in America. The Utz Potato Chip Trip is fun for the whole family, a learning experience for young and old, and a snack lover's delight. Come and enjoy the free tour at your own pace!

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Odessa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Their products are excellent but a bit pricey when you consider the shipping charges which seem very high. The Crab chip and covered pretzels are great. Hint, hint wait until they do free shipping or have 25% off, then cost is more reasonable.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is the best tour of a potato chip Factory. My Family had a wonderful time. After the tour we stopped at the Utz Potato Chip Store and purchased potato chips and pretzels. We had a lot of fun.

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Flushing, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The tour was very informative and amazing to watch. It is a self guided tour and it is a great experience to learn history of the potato chip, how its processed and where your food comes from. The best part was the Utz outlet store and must I say WOW, A LOT of Variety. My girlfriend and I bought about... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

If you want a behind the scenes tour of how a mere potato winds up as a delicious favorite American snack, this is the tour for you. Your education begins at the Utz factory. It is a self guided tour so you can go at your own pace. It is interesting to experience the whole process from peeling, cutting, washing,... More 

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York, PA
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157 reviews 157 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

When you go on the Utz factory tour, you must stop by the Utz outlet store! I stopped at the Utz outlet store on a recent rip to Hanover. It is well stocked with chips, pretzels of all types and flavors. Definitely worth the visit! They have also started producing a wide variety of new chip flavors I was not... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lately, it is harder and harder to find something to do with the kids to get them out of the house without having to spend a fortune. Well, Utz has a factory tour in Hanover, PA (snack capital of the world) that isn't fancy, but it is free and people of all ages can enjoy it. Basically, you are self-guided... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a free and fun stop for the whole family! You can see the entire process of how chips are made! They have a video of how they started. Then a tour of the factory from the truck to the bag! Free small bag of chips at the end super plus!

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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333 reviews 333 reviews
213 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This self guided tour at the Hanover plant takes you above the process. See the potatoes come in, get washed, cut, processed and become chips before your eyes. Then they get flavored, salted, inspected and packaged. You press the button and find out what is happening at each stop along the way. My biggest problem with the process is that... More 

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Northern CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Husband and I decided to take a break from touring the battlefield at Gettysburg. I found this self-guided, on your own, free "tour." After a short movie on the company history, we walked along above the very large production facility and saw potatoes become chips in packages. There are buttons to press along the way, which activate audio explanations of... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The tour was free and self guided. There is a video when you first arrive in the touring area which tells how the Utz factory came to be. Windows overlooked the factory where you could see the potato from the beginning to the peeling, washing, cutting, salting, and packaging according to variety. We even got some friendly waves from the... More 

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