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Tabasco Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

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Address: Highway 329 Avery Island Road, Avery Island, LA 70513
Phone Number: 337-365-8173
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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NEW! We have expanded the TABASCO® factory tour experience! With the...

NEW! We have expanded the TABASCO® factory tour experience! With the expansion of the current facilities, guests are 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 TABASCO® aging process; view and smell the aromas of the stirring vats; and learn about the company's bottling and shipping process around the world. Our branded merchandise, including cookbooks, clothing, giftware, along with sampling of spicy new food products are available at the TABASCO Country Store®.

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We live in north Louisiana and were in the area and decided to make a pit stop traveling back home. Glad we did! It was very interesting to learn about the Tabasco making... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nicole W
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Since you are a lover of Tabasco, or you wouldn't be reading this, this little tour is a must! Lots of samples and a restaurant next to the general store with all the heat to put on your vittles! A private tour guide was telling a group and I passed that if they pushed it they could bottle 1,000,000 bottles... More 

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

History and tour. Some of the tour required walking in the sun. No real entry into the factory, but two long window views. I'm sure we saw our five dollars worth. The favorite was the tasting bar in the gift shop, where they gave samples of Tabasco ice cream and sold all things tabasco.

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Clovis, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During our road trip we were looking for interesting places to visit. This was a great place to visit. The factory tour and garden tour were at your own pace. You could go fast or slow depending on what your interests were. There is a lot of history here even if you don't like Tabasco. Our tween kids enjoyed the... More 

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour is long enough to explain everything you need to know yet short enough to keep from losing your attention. A short story, a short movie and a walk along side the bottling floor (behind glass). The store is fantastic. You can try Tabasco ice cream, Tabasco ketchup, even Tabasco Coca Cola. They sell jambalaya and red beans and... More 

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We a at the little cafe first. GREAT food. Try the chili for sure. I asked a young lady behind the counter about the bolognese spagetti sauce. Most young cafe workers would say Uh........its red and tasty. This girl told me everything that was in it even though she didnt make it. She even told me how to make the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved that this tour was at your own pace and you could do the walk by yourself. It made it feel less rushed compared to tours I have been on before. The free samples were a bonus!

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in north Louisiana and were in the area and decided to make a pit stop traveling back home. Glad we did! It was very interesting to learn about the Tabasco making process. You can learn a lot or a little depending on how much time you spend at each stop. There is walking involved between each stop but... More 

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Thank Nicole W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Louisiana and Louisiana cuisine. Seeing the history and making of Tabasco was so much fun. When you get there, head to the museum to buy your tickets. Once you go in, there are all kinds of amazing things to see; history of the family, how the Tabasco is made, products and how they've changed over time, and TVs... More 

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bloomfield, ky.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I visited the Tabasco factory on Avery Island in early July. This place is out of the way but very much worth the effort to get to. We had a good lunch at their restaurant, which as one might expect had all their sauces on the table for us to try. The tour is self guided, (a guided... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been on the tour here several times. It's always fun for kids and adults. But this time my teenage daughter and I were lucky enough to take their new cooking class. I learned how to make a crawfish etouffe that was surprisingly simple and delicious, Friendly, entertaining chef. I am planning to go back and take the class again with... More 

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