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Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
540-477-9664
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

First, the place looks like a factory. It is clear that they need better signage, specifically, the turn into the industrial park which is not marked. A big Visitor Sign on the side of the building would help. Regardless, this is a great place to stop and take a 1/2 break off I-81. The short tour (basically, viewing through three... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
64 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped by when we saw the signs on the highway - definitely worth the mile or so drive off the interstate. We got to see the chips being made and taste all the varieties. Crab chips certainly surprised us, but my 12 year old loved them. We were able to buy chips to take home. The ladies working the... More

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Weyers Cave, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Spent a rainy day visiting Rt 11 chips. Its a small company, their staff is friendly, helpful & full of information & history of the company. There are 6 windows into the factory so you can watch the process from the potatos getting sliced up to being inspected, to being bagged. The workers are friendly constantly smiling & waving at... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
55 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We stopped by on our way to Winchester and it’s definitely worth the 20-30 minute visit and it’s not very far off Interstate 81. It’s a small operation and they show you the potato chip making process in a matter of minutes but you can spend as long as you want watching the process through the 6-7 windows provided. It’s... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The chip quality is good, not oily. The wide range of coatings are fun to taste but you have to ask for tastings. The "Tour" is a short narrative and viewed through a handful of windows. The potato slicer is cool to see in action. The potatoes are tasty and not greasy. Nice quick diversion.

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Mt. Jackson, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place has great chips and you get to see how they make them. I recommend stopping. We buy the bulk bag it last for weeks! The ladies working at the counter are very nice.

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northern Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lucky is the chip lover who has a chance to try Route 11 Chips. To make the experience even better, I would suggest reading the interesting history of this company online at www.rt11.com. Makes you appreciate when you watch the chip-frying process how they've evolved the potato to bag process. Not really a factory tour, but you view through large... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

we got to see the production of the potato chips, was neat to see and learn the history of this company. They had out samples of the chips and you could buy them there too, price seemed the same as in the stores.

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Easton, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were recently in the Shenandoah Valley and happen to come upon the Route 11 Potato Chip Factory in Mount Jackson, Virginia. It is close to the close to the Shenandoah Caverns. We have recently discovered Route 11 Potato Chips, but cannot find them where we live. So we were thrilled to see the factory. It is a small factory... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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326 reviews 326 reviews
94 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I've always loved Route11 Potato Chips and have been wanting to stop by their factory to see how they're made. I wasn't disappointed, even though the shop and area to view the chip-making process is very small. Even though it's small, it's plain to see the entire process and taste as much as you like of all their chips! They... More

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