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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
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+1 337-365-8173
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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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Tour is self guided and interesting. One sign warns of bears and a phone number to call if they are spotted. It is a learning experience of peppers and production of hot sauce... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Tour is self guided and interesting. One sign warns of bears and a phone number to call if they are spotted. It is a learning experience of peppers and production of hot sauce. The first building contains a musuem of the history of the "island" and the McIlhenney pepper plant. Next is a small greenhouse with live pepper plants on... More 

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Quad Cities, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting self guided tour through tabasco making process. Museum, greenhouse, aging warehouse, bottling and packing. General store with tasting of all Mcilhenny sauces, ice cream and soda. Cafeteria style restaurant with cajun/creole dishes. Ordered red beans & rice and sampler with red beans&rice, shrimp etouffee.and chicken/sausage gumbo. Average tasting and convenient.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a self guided tour of the Tabasco plant. It's set up very nice. It's interesting. There is also a museum and a restaurant.

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

... when in the area. The Country Store has all manner of Tabasco products, many of which you will not see in your local supermarket, at least until they gain wider distribution. If you like pepper sauce products, you can't go wrong here.

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Edna, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time ever here! So very interesting and informative. A lot of fun! you have to check out the gift shop for all kinds of unique gifts!

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This stop is a fun addition to any road trip. It's about 5 or 6 miles off the main highway, so not terribly out of the way. There were a couple of billboards on the highway about the "Avery Island Experience" but once you got off the highway, there were 0 signs. Just keep driving until it dead ends at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a huge fan of Tabasco but the history and magnitude of this business just grabs your attention. We were fascinated by the whole process and really enjoyed the self guided tour. We did try the samples at the end of the tour and found the Tabasco ice cream to be quite tasty. Who knew? Well worth the price... More 

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very surprised to lean all the history and heritage about the production of Tabasco. World famous from Avery Island. The process to make this masterpiece is quit interesting and tour offers simple hands on videos, displays, and viewings to help understand the details. The country store and samplings was awesome

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Woodland, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tobasco and the other Louisiana Pepper Sauces have always been part my cuisine. I remember putting Tobasco Sauce on oysters at my grandparents when I was six. In addition I have seen Tobasco in several European, Middle Eastern, and African countries. With all that history the factory tour was very informative, but I enjoyed the family history displays at the... More 

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Longview, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Almost everyone has a bottle of Tabasco sauce in their pantry, even if it's turned brown. The Tabasco in my pantry never gets the chance to turn brown, we use it often. I visited the store several years ago but never toured the factory or museum. Big mistake corrected this trip. Don't miss it!

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