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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It was worth the visit as we drove by on the way to a weekend in Stowe. We went in the morning which was a really good idea as it was not busy at all! We were on the 10am tour, it was full but no wait to get on it. It's worth doing once but I wouldn't recommend doing... More

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Ohio
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30 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Stopped at Ben & Jerry;s in late Sept. Found it very busy. Took the tour of the plant which lasts about 30 minutes. Got a sample of the flavor of the day. was good. Tourists from all corners of the globe were there. Talked to people from Washington State, Ohio, Michigan etc. Bought two large cups of ice cream that... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

How is ice cream made? Well we all can think about it and speculate it. But how a famous ice cream is made commercially? Well that is very interesting. Some numbers and facts during the tour are surprising factor. I wont reveal a lot, check it out yourself. All to all it was interesting tour for us. My kids are... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I probably wouldn't go out of my way to go on the tour, and I definitely wouldn't wait 2 hours like it seems some people did. But we were near Waterbury, and stopped by Ben & Jerry's. The tour was $4 and about 20 minutes, most of it being a video. They don't make ice cream on the weekends, so... More

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Pinnacle, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Went on the factory tour. Very informative and great video at the beginning. I wish they had reminded us about the graveyard of retired flavones, by the time we finished the tour and got a cone, we forgot that it was there. Overall the tour was great and our tour guide was very good. I highly recommend the tour. They... More

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

A fun and interesting tour, learning how a $5 recipe purchased by 2 college friends grew into this environmentally and cause-focused company. Plus you get to sample ice cream! If the sample doesn't fill your tummy, you can purchase many different flavors and combinations at the ice cream stand outside. A fun and tasty afternoon treat.

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Fergus, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the Ben & Jerry's tour, and learned a lot about their product. Our tour guide, Kathy, was fantastic. Full of energy, funny, and very knowledgeable. I love how vibrant and fun the walls are, and the scenery around the factory is gorgeous. The tour was only $4 and it included a free sample of ice cream, and... More

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Kent, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Loved tasting the new flavours and worth the 1000 mile drive. Great to see how it all started and lovely scenery en-route, thank you

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Orchard Park, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Loved the tour of factory, great tour leader and nice ice cream samples at end. I used my wheelchair and followed the tour but just used the elevator

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Deerfield, Illinois
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Interesting tour. Ice cream was not being made the day we were there, but it was still interesting. Good video explaining the history of the company. Tried a chai ice cream at the end, which was delicious and perfect for fall.

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