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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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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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Worthy of a Tabasco Lover's Pilgrimage

After passing the signs for Avery Island for years on I-10, we planned an overnight visit to New Iberia for food and the tour. The tour is very well organized and full of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Tawnya M
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Cypress, Texas
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Odiham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I know I know. But I've always loved this sauce and have seen the flyers for this visitors centre many times but have always been too far away to stop by. On route from New Orleans to Houston we had the perfect opportunity. $12 for the factory tour and gardens is good value, the facility was peaceful, well laid out,... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After passing the signs for Avery Island for years on I-10, we planned an overnight visit to New Iberia for food and the tour. The tour is very well organized and full of interesting information. The McIhenny Family history is very informative. The cost is minimal. The samples provided are plenty and widely varied. Be sure to try the soda... More 

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Lavaca, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Avery island and took the self guided tour. Very informative. The bottling area was fun to watch and one of the ladies on the floor even gave us a wave. The store was very organized with tasting of the products. I tasted my first jalapeño ice cream. It was really good. We bought many things at really good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful visit to Tabasco! We took the factory tour first and it was very well organized and informative. Then we toured the Jungle Gardens and they were beautiful! The highlight of our trip was definitely the Food Tour with our guide George. The food was delicious and George was so fun and interesting! We just had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be an all day visit to Avery Island because it is the best ever.There are so many great things to do here!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about an hour seeing the whole thing. Some parts are really neat (the barrel warehouse), some parts are cheesy (the salt mine walk-through). The store has samples of most all the products for you to try.

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Nixa, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came here back in 2009, but it's changed quite a bit since then. There's a lot more in the tour now. For $5.50, there's a visitor center, tour of the greenhouse, barrel room, factory, and more. It was well worth it. We visited with a stroller child and aside from the actual visitor center (which didn't have a... More 

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Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very disappointed! The entrance fee should be $1 or $2. Nothing to really see the most interesting was the sign from Queen Elizabeth. Other than that not worth going

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Emory, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We been here many times but this time many new things to see and do. The tour has expanded and is pretty cool to see how they make hot sauce. The country store has all things Tabasco so spend some time looking around. During Katrina the entry guard shack was almost all under water. Nice place to visit

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like Tabasco? If yes, you will be tickled by all the items you can get for your home and the wearables. If Tabasco makes it you can get it here. Chips, chili starters, salsas, ketchup, mustard, soy sauces and of course all the Tabasco flavors are on hand and out for your taste testing. How about Tabasco ice cream? Tabasco... More 

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