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TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

Closes in 29 min: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory
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“gift shop”(216 reviews)
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With the expansion of current facilities, guests are now able to view artifacts from TABASCO® Sauce's founding family; witness the growing process of the pepper plants from seedlings to full-grown plants; visit the mash warehouse for a peek at the...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513
+1 337-373-6129
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here in March for the 2nd time. This is the 1st time we gone since they've revamped the tour. The tour is self guided and takes you through the McIlhenny family history on the island and the production of their worldwide famous sauce....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bubby N
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't really know what to expect and stopped on a whim, so it was a delightful surprise to see how well done everything was. The museum highlighting the life of the founder Edmund McIlhenny and his family was very interesting. The self guided tour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sarahvirginia2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Arrived at 9:00 AM ahead of the main influx. This was very good because all stations on the self guided tour sized in a personal manner. The tour signage is really well done and highly informative but you need time to absorb them. I have...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 390bille
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some Adults might get a little out of this but not me and definitely kids won’t. The whole Tabasco process and history you can learn in 3 minutes on your iPhone. If Tour was free as it should be it still would just so-so. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tonyk744
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you travel towards Avery Island through bayous and marshes, you spot an elevation topped with trees in front of you. Stop at the guard gate, receive a card to put on your dash, and proceed to either the Tabasco Visitor's Center/Museum or the Jungle...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TeeCee54
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do. All history well presented. I like to stories presented and the little shop on the premises is drawing all tourists. Good merchandise and good prices. "Take a lot of dollars there are nice stuff!" Happy trials and safe roads.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kobusp2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and visit to the Visitor Center. Plenty of Tobasco samples to enjoy and experiment. Loved the Tobasco ice cream.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Foodman62
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice self-guided tour makes it easy to decide how much to stop and soak in. Very interesting history and enlightening process; we learned much. The gift shop/store at the ned is very nice with great samples.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CurryP_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tabasco Visitor Center was a blast! My family and I stopped by on our way to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. The thing is, it turned out to be the highlight of the trip. The self-guided tour was fun. It is well organized and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Rus1974
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a cool place to check out since my brother in-law is a huge Tabasco sauce fan Would definitely recommend checking out

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 18, 2019|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
It is a working factory and production schedules vary, so call the visitor center closer to your visit date and ask or else arrange your schedule so you can make the trek to the island on a Friday instead. When a line is... More
Becky M
September 15, 2018|
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Response from kawhite59 | Reviewed this property |
It was self guided but if you had questions there are people there to ask. Most of the video stations gave you the information you needed.
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Eileen D | Reviewed this property |
It is wheelchair accessible.