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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Route 100, Waterbury, VT
+1 802-882-1240
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Waterbury
Type: Factory Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Shopping
Owner description: For all the euphoric flavors you can't get enough of – especially the ones you can't get in ordinary stores – nobody scoops Ben & Jerry's better than... more » Owner description: For all the euphoric flavors you can't get enough of – especially the ones you can't get in ordinary stores – nobody scoops Ben & Jerry's better than we do at our scoop shops. « less
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Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We came on a day when they were making ice cream, so the tour was even better. They take you to a glass room that overlooks the factory, and explain all the different processes. After, you are brought to the tasting lab, and are given a full scoop sample of one flavor of ice cream. Also make sure to visit... More

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San Diego, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

If you're in the area, this is a fun thing to do. They offer 30-minute tours every half hour that consist of a short movie and a guided walk that overlooks the factory. At the end of the tour, they give you a generous-sized sample of an unreleased flavor (which may or may not ever make it to the grocery... More

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went out of our way to visit. The tour is open every day, however the factory is only running Monday through friday. The tour was interesting but would have been a lot better if it was in operation. Ice cream was good of course. Scotchy scotch scotch. Delicious.

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New York City, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was a rainy day and the perfect day for a tour. Our guide Kathy had a great personalty and was a fun guide. We came on a day when they were manufacturing and I'm glad because I think it added something to the experience. In the tasting room we were able to try the Milk and Cookies flavor. It... More

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Berkeley Springs
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We watched a short movie and then took the factory tour. They have a flavor graveyard. It is odd to see what flavors didn't make it.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
49 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having never tasted Ben & Jerrys Ice cream we were keen to see how it was made and what it tasted like. Our guide was very amusing and answered all our questions. He showed a film of how it all began and we ended up with some samples of Cookies and Cream, which were very nice. We spent a fare... More

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Highland Village, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Like the cartons themselves, the factory is a colorful property, set amidst the beautiful Vermont countryside. Ample parking. We had to wait approximately 30 minutes for our tour. There is an outdoor seating area as well as an outdoor window selling a large variety of flavors (including seasonal/special batch) should you find yourself in the same wait. There is also... More

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Milton, NY
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our group of 5 adults loved our stop here on a rainy day. The tour movie was really good, seeing the factory was interesting, and tasting the ice cream was great! Worth the $3 senior cost !

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Central Square, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Factory tour short and sweet with a treat at the end!!! Ice cream shop line was long, but moved fast! All staff very friendly and informative! Gift shop was very crowded and hard to navigate in, but overall.... A very cool place to check out!

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Milton, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I were camping in Stowe, VT so it seemed only natural to visit Ben and Jerry's since it was so close. It was nice but not out of the ordinary. We visited at a good time. (After school started back in the fall) It was reasonably busy so I can only guess that during the summer it... More

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