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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: +1 337-365-8173
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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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Make time, it is a Surprisingly Good Tour!

Very easy, self-paced tour that is well laid out and provides a wealth of information. Who knew producing the world's best known hot sauce was so interesting! A secret recipe... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very easy, self-paced tour that is well laid out and provides a wealth of information. Who knew producing the world's best known hot sauce was so interesting! A secret recipe, aged 3 years in oaken barrels covered with salt! Amazing how Tabasco is woven into American life and the rest of the world too! Make the time, I'm sure you... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We must have passed Avery Island at least 50 times and always with the comment "must visit next trip". Finally made the effort and time to stop over and experience this very historic place, home of Tabasco and something use on a daily basis. The self tour is well laid out and informative, plenty of parking and all prices reasonable... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a great place to visit if you are a fan of hot sauce. Informative and fun with loads of tastings. I also love touring the Island and seeing what can be accomplished with a vision and a compassionate soul.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressive, self guided, tour of this Tabasco production company founded in 1868, continuously operated by the founding McIlhenny family. We also enjoyed the factory store and the restaurant. Be sure to try the boudin.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The multi-stop self guided tour provides you with the history of this world famous hot sauce. The McIlhenny family has owned it since 1868 and have supported our military with their service and their hot sauce since the Spanish American War and continue to do so today. It was truly an amazing process to learn the peppers age in oak... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The day after Thanksgiving, we learned that don't show up early as the lady told me 3 days earlier--you'll just sit in your car outside the guard booth waiting until 9AM. Once in, we did the walking tour and the Jungle Garden. My son and I like he show, "How things are made." My wife and daughter do not. Therefore,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The worldwide known hot sauce made right here in our backyard. Self guided tour enables you to view and take it all in at your own pace. Gift shop has a wide variety of items to choose from, including a taste testing bar with many flavors of tabasco so you can taste before you buy. Highly recommend a visit.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the place were all tabasco sauce is produced. The peppers are grown on Avery Island. The tour is self guided. There is a charge for the tour. There is a museum, a green house and barrel warehouse. You tour the production line. The line doesn't run on weekends.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just curious as to what we could do here. They have a museum and factory tour, but you have to do both. So we just milled around the gift shop and there is also a nice restaurant. You stop before entering Avery Island at the guard shack. There is no toll to pay and he gives you a... More 

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West Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I was a child, Daddy brought us out for a tour. I remember it as being magical. It still is. If you love nature, birds and flowering bushes and wildlife, this is a must see.

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