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TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

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TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory
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“free samples”(62 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 6 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. Even though I’m not a Tabasco user, it was fun to taste test all the different flavors. They even had ice cream and soda, which were actually delicious. We ate at their restaurant as well and really enjoyed the food....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hamhcrum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and well done visit with a View on the processing. The gardens are really worth it as well, special mention to the bird City !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank clairelheriteau
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a long time Tabasco fanatic, I have always wanted to take this tour. I'm glad I did. The factory tour consists of self-guided visits to several stations, some with video, and a bird's eye view of the bottling process on the factory floor. Just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sungron
Reviewed 1 week ago

The world-famous Tabasco pepper sauce is made here and they have developed a great self-guided tour. You learn the process from its inception, read about the founder and his family (it's still a family-owned business) and see how the sauce is made from raw pepper...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Foodwriter50459
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit off the “beaten path” but worth every minute, the Tabasco visit was really interesting. I had no idea that: this area is an island of salt, they grow all the peppers from seed here, it takes 3 years for the mash to develop,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank WildwoodCorgis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not even a Tabasco fan but my husband wanted to see the factory. So glad I went! Super interesting to see a company that began 150 years ago in this spot and has grown and is thriving while still being owned and managed by...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Gina A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can Just walk and look at everything, at your own pace, with self guided tour. Very interesting and multiple stages of how hot sauce is made that you can walk and view. Prices are reasonable, between this and gardens it can take a couple...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Missangelcs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw a film many, many years ago in middle school on Avery Island, and fell in love with Tabasco hot sauce, so this was a dream of mine to visit for 40 plus years (showing my age). The tour is self-guided so you can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just love seeing how things are made. This self guided tour was fun and you can move at your own pace. I liked the short videos at each station and the glimpse of the real process. By far our favorite was the actual bottling...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SDB545
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facilities have had an upgrade since our last visit. The tour and the museum are first rate. It is amazing how many bottles of Tabasco sauce get sent out every day. The store has a fun tasting area. Even if you think that you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robert S
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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.