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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory

Route 100, Waterbury, VT
802-882-1240
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Ranked #3 of 6 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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NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

My son and I recently took a drive up to Waterbury to see the ice cream factory and take the tour. The tour costs for adults, but children are free and so are the samples at the end. The tour starts with a 6-7 minute movie that relates the history of the franchise. It is informative and very entertaining. After... More

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29 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Plan to spend an hour or so. Tickets are $4/adult. You watch a short movie, get a look inside the production plant, and the get a free sample. They also have a nice gift shop and "scoop" shop.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Even with snow on the ground Ben and Jerry's is a popular place to grab some ice cream before you get I-89. Everyone in our group enjoyed picking out their favorites. The staff was fairly prompt at getting the orders filled. Here is a tip ( if you are going with friends go to separate windows if you try to... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Tour was upbeat and informative. Icecream sample was amazing (Jimmy Fallon's Late Night Icecream) there is a nice playground for children, flavor graveyard of the retired flavors which was fun. The gift shop is reasonable and there our other venders outside. Really was a great time for the whole family. Will be visiting again ; )

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Wilton, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I were in the Burlington area for a long weekend at the end of March and found that there isn't a whole lot to do if you don't ski, so we were excited to have Ben & Jerry's close by. It was about a 20 minute drive from our hotel in Essex, VT. They have tours every... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
33 attraction reviews
471 helpful votes 471 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were near by so decided to stop. Off season so maybe 5 cars in the parking lot. Walked right in and paid $4 for the tour starting in 3 minutes. You walk upstairs (elevator is available and whole tour is wheelchair accessible) to watch a 6 minute video that presents a quick overview of the company and their values....nothing... More

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Montpelier
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

the factory tour is fun for young and old. A taste of a latest flavor and more to endulge in if you wish. Many other interesting things to do nearby. Can be very crowded on a nice day in the summer.

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Seminole, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We took a tour of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream on our last day of skiing due to extreme rain. It was a bit of a drive from Smuggler's Notch since VT 108 is closed in the winter between Smuggs and Stowe. We arrive about 2 min. to 2:00 and were put on the 2:00 PM tour which lasted about... More

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We were really excited to come here, but the tour didn't offer to much excitement, maybe for younger children it would have been more interesting. I had learned a lot about Ben and Jerry's start up from a business class I took so I didn't personally gain to much from this experience. The tour guide was funny, she really made... More

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

There isn't a whole lot you can give a tour on in regards to making ice cream; which would explain why this tour doesn't take a whole lot of time. I observed the adults not getting much out of the short film and walk to view the production facilities; but the children were having a great time and anxious to... More

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