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Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

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Address: 11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Phone Number: 540-477-9664
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Nice Tour

Nice little tour of the chip factory. You were allowed to watching the production line behind glass windows. Samples were available to try. Little gift shop open to buy some of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little tour of the chip factory. You were allowed to watching the production line behind glass windows. Samples were available to try. Little gift shop open to buy some of the products.

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Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off here while also visiting Meems Bottom covered bridge. You can view each step of the process, guided by a hostess, through windows into the large rooms where the potatoes are carried by conveyor belt through the washing, slicing, cooking, salting and packaging. There are samples of every kind available in the lobby and on our visit they... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Wow! We stopped by today to see the factory, but were unsure how it would be based on other reviews. We were greeted by a young, but friendly employee who graciously explained every aspect of the chip making process to us. We were fascinated by how quickly they can peel 50 pounds of potatoes (20 seconds!) or slice 100 pounds... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Went to see how potato chips are made. Very interesting. This factory is fully automated. The factory is immaculate. Plenty of free samples. You can but different size packages and even cartons. We bought several different kinds. Even bought a large size carton for the host of where we are going for Thanksgiving dinner. A good free tour. A nice... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The days of the 'roadside attraction' seem to be long gone... With most being a 'gimmick' headline and overpriced fee to truly experience what's advertised. This one, while small and self-contained, is a nice, fun stop along the highway. The viewing room is basically a large, open space with windows into the factory. The staff are knowledgeable, but are mostly... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Went here on a previous trip when they were in Middleton,Va. but now they have moved to a nicer, larger place. We were there on a frying day and saw the whole process of making these delicious chips. The tour person was very nice and knowledgeable and they have free samples for you to try. Very good chips.

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Enjoyed the Route 11 Potato Chip Factory when in the Shenandoah Caverns area. Interesting to see the course of the potato from the beginning to the end result of a potato chip. They had several chips for taste testing and I liked the dill chip.

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Perhaps you have Route 11 potato chips in your local supermarket, but who knew what a treat it is to stop in their factory for a quick tour and samples. It is right off Rt. 81 south, and they just love it when folks stop by. We took the tour (all of 15 minutes), got a great lesson in potato... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Route 11 Potato Chip Factory gave me a first hand look at how potato chips are made. One of the staff provided a history and details on the chip and favoring process as we watch through windows. There are also samples of every flavor chips they make. Of course, I had to try them many time to make up my... More 

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

WE enjoyed watching the chips being made. This day they were making the BBQ chips. They make about 3000 pounds of chips per day. You can sample the various flavors and purchase various size bags of chips. It is a very small operation but, quite interesting.

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