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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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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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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to visit for out of town guests and their kids.Watching the process of turning the lowly potato to delicious chips via automation and hard working employees is truly amazing. As one of my teacher friends exclaimed after seeing the women monotonously bag the chips. "I'm glad I went to college and belong to a union!"

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fantastic place. Of course we love their products and had to visit the factory store while we were there. Good variety, some I had not seen before. And they do ship items!

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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Self guided tour that you have to do at least once to appreciate the sheer volume of potatoes and manufacturing that goes on here. Love the smell. Worth a trip with the kids. Get a free bag of chips too...

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very interesting to see a home grown business that is very successful. Definitely do the tour when in Hanover.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great free tour of the Utz Chip factory. You walk thru at your own pace. Be sure to go to the outlet store for free samples.

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This tour is self guided which is fine. Walk along upper viewing area and activate description of the process as you go. Then there is the outlet. If you cant find it here at the outlet, well its not a potato chip. No advance reservations needed at this one which means you can to Snyder's pretzels for a tour of... More 

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Odessa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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