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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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Hours:
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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Great Day Trip

My wife and I live in New Orleans and decided to take a day trip to Avery Island to go to the Tabasco factory. We had a great time on the self-guided tour, which includes the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Ethan R
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hubby and I took our 3 boys here while visiting Avery Island. What a great spot! We got to see how Tabasco is made. The country store was fantastic! Kids got to try ice cream and Coke infused with Tabasco. It was a self led tour so you can go at your own pace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on a recent Saturday driving from the west we ended up on a CLOSED road. I guess the locals don't like the traffic through their neighborhood. Anyway once we got there it was worth the effort. The people in the store and the ticket booth were super friendly and helpful. The factory was not in operation on the... More 

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Thank JERRY H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I live in New Orleans and decided to take a day trip to Avery Island to go to the Tabasco factory. We had a great time on the self-guided tour, which includes the museum and several stops to see different steps in the Tabasco-making process. We also drove through the nearby gardens, which were impressive. We saw... More 

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Thank Ethan R
South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is more to that little red bottle of sauce than you know. But you can find out all about it here. Quite interesting!

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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see if you are in the area! To learn the story behind Tabasco sauce was simply fascinating! The family behind this is amazing. Besides touring the factory itself, there is a restaurant and a great store on site. We were able to try every brand of Tabasco sauce and other Tabasco specialties. I would recommend this tour... More 

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Maineville, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

repetitive. would have liked to have seen more of the growing fields. Best part is the gift shop and that is not good.

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Thank Patri2002
Dundas, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative fun self guided tour taking you through the history, production and marketing of such a well known product. Well laid out & easy to follow. Of course it all ends at the General Store where you can literally buy anything & everything Tabasco.

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Thank OurWanderingCasa
Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was nice to go on a self guided tour as it gave us plenty of time to read all of the information and watch the videos as we moved through different parts of the process of making Tabasco Sauce. Also nice to see a family run company that has been able to stand on its own against the giant... More 

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Thank Jim B
Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited when traveling through the area. No bottling the day I visited, but self guided tour was interesting. Store personal were helpful and very nice, even giving a couple of "extras" when we made our purchases. Well worth the trip to visit.

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Thank Thx1138Molly
Gladwin, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both the Tabasco plant tour and the jungle grounds tour are self guided but still cost over $12 per person (with senior discount). Parts of the plant tour our disappointing (greenhouse) and some are a little more interesting but would be much better with your guide. The museum is typical glass cases with lots of relics and re-creations. Takes a... More 

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