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Route 11 Potato Chip Factory

Address: 11 Edwards Way, Mount Jackson, VA 22842
Phone Number: 540-477-9664
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Factory tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stopped in at the potato chip factory prior to visiting the caverns. It was on a Saturday and we were glad to see they were actually making the chips. It is an extremely clean factory with lots of windows to see what's going on. Everyone was friendly. As another review mentioned, I was surprised to see the chips cost... More 

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Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the potato chip factory. They offered a tour that was very informative. They offer all their flavors as samples. We did purchase a bag of potato chips for $1.32. We also purchased a 10 bag assortment for $10. Later in the day we went to the supermarket and found the same potato chips for $.99... More 

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Elliston
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were lucky that they were cooking when we visited on Saturday afternoon. It is easy to see the process and there are all sorts of fresh chips to try. I especially liked the two varieties of sweet potato chips.

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McDonough, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A fun place to stop and taste (and buy) some unique chips. If you traveling on I-81, it is just a few minutes off the highway and a nice place to stretch your legs. They don't cook chips every day, so we missed out on that.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Everyone LOVES potato chips. Even though you watch from behind windows (which is a good thing), you learn a lot about something different. You want to make sure that they are frying on the day you visit. We actually went back on our trip back through to see the process. They do a very good job at explaining and answering... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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66 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Moyock, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

They want you to come by and watch the process. Big windows with platforms allow big and small alike easy visibility. Samples are available and bags of fresh chips can be purchased. Give them a call to make sure they are actually frying potatoes on the day of your visit. Periodically, they do have to shut down the equipment for... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
56 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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