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Address: 1 Golden Flake Dr, Birmingham, AL 35205-3312
Phone Number: (205) 323-6161

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Excellent, Different, FREE Experience

Grandkids visiting from out of state and we wanted to share something different, associated with the south. They love the show How It's Made and Unwrapped so we took them to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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219 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grandkids visiting from out of state and we wanted to share something different, associated with the south. They love the show How It's Made and Unwrapped so we took them to the Golden Flake Factory. We signed up for the tour and was promptly greeted by Gerald. He was personable and engaging, you can tell he really enjoys his work.... More 

Thank Cleanhotels
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been trying for months to schedule this tour on line. Finally gave up and just called. We received a call back within 20 minutes. The tour coordinator (Gerald/Jerald) scheduled our tour for the following morning. We were greeted, led into the tour room, and watched a short film. Hubby and I were the only two in the group.... More 

Thank guvhuney
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Being from Idaho I had no idea what Golden Flake made or sold. When researching things to see that are special to Birmingham AL, Golden Flake was listed. This is a chip manufacturing company, free tours are available. Please keep in mind there are some rules such as closed toed shoes like sneakers, for safety. You will see a short... More 

Thank Annette K
Tyler, Texas
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

This factory tour is the real deal. They show you an introductory film, put you in a hairnet, and lead you right out onto the floor where all the action is going on. We saw a variety of Golden Flake potato chips and snack foods being made the day we visited, and our tour guide would sometimes even pause to... More 

Thank JenniferFlanders
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We had a blast at the potato chip factory. Two tours started at about the same time. One was a class with about 25 school children and one was us - one adult and four teenagers, ages 14-18. Kind of private tour. We "had to try" a lot of fresh made samples. We found out that Golden Flakes are also... More 

Thank Gabi A
Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

This is an awesome place! So interesting to see how an everyday product is made! And free tastings! Love it! Great to take kids to!

1 Thank BamaKaren
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We were turned away because one person in our family wore Vibrams. Their email specifically said closed toe and closed heel shoes, but the tour guide turned us away because we all needed "tennis shoes" and heaven forbid something falls on a Vibrams being much more damaging than tennis shoes. My niece and nephew were visiting from Texas and we... More 

Thank bsaltima
Jacksonville, Florida
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Make sure you call ahead to ensure they are offering tours and wear long pants--shorts not allowed! Well worth the trip! You are able to tour the factory, sample fresh chips, and take a bag home with you that was just freshly packaged. Great piece of Alabama history

1 Thank everfallenstar
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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282 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We arrived unannounced on a Friday when no tours are undertaken. We explained that this was our only day available because we were off to Tupelo the same day. One of the tour team fixed for us to watch a video of the process, then answered questions we had. When this was finished we were given two free goodie bags... More 

Thank Robert H
Melbourne, Australia
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331 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

We loved this little tour, the staff were so friendly and helpful. We joined up with a girls school bus tour and their teachers. The tour is free of charge and very informative. The tour only goes for about an hour, we really enjoyed the taste testing which you will not believe the flavour. So good.

Thank LissyL0u

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