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Vidalia Onion Museum

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small but very good information of the history of the area and the onion.

Took a moment to follow the signs to this particular building. It is a good overview of the history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dalton, Georgia
A great way to learn about the Vidalia Onion!

A visual history of how the Vidalia Onion became the Vidalia Onion. Exhibits cover the laws around... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
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3 weeks ago
“Small but very good information of the history of the area and the onion.”
Oct 2, 2018
“A great way to learn about the Vidalia Onion!”
Come smell the Vidalia Onions! The Vidalia Onion Museum provides guests with an interactive, historical experience. The 1,300-square-foot space is filled with an array of educational exhibits that highlight the sweet onion's economic, cultural and...more
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100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Dr, Vidalia, GA 30474-8827
+1 912-538-8687
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Lots of info about the Vidalia onion. Staff was great! They also recommended a nearby restaurant (Chatters) for me! Theres a selection of gifts for sale too! I reccomend.

2  Thank Lori B
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Went there but it was closed. Very small bldg and grass was overgrown. Check before you go it might be closed.

1  Thank 506carolyna
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a moment to follow the signs to this particular building. It is a good overview of the history of the Vidalia Onion and the area. It has maps and brochures for the area. The woman gave good information to some fellow travelers who had...More

Thank ljbaughman
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A visual history of how the Vidalia Onion became the Vidalia Onion. Exhibits cover the laws around the onion and the areas in which only true Vidalias can be grown. The employees are friendly and knowledgeable and best of all the museum is free. Allow...More

Thank kathyriekhof
Reviewed September 25, 2018

If you are in McRae or Vidalia, there's not much to do while waiting for a hurricane to leave your home state. The museum is well done and airconditioned. Has a kids room with little tables, a video and crayons. The staff was very generous...More

Thank LadyGardner
Reviewed September 17, 2018

We found this museum by chance. I had read about it and as we were driving by, my husband saw the sign to the museum. I am glad we went as we never knew what made Vidalia onions so special. The lady who welcomed us...More

Thank rotterdam0892
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We have lived in Vidalia our whole lives and never been to the museum so this year when the onion festival came around we decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised how many different things they had to see and the kids...More

Thank Holly W
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Why is the Vidalia onion so sweet? Why can't you grow a Vidalia onion in California? How do the folks in Vidalia stop someone in Kentucky from marketing a Vidalia onion? Visit this interesting museum to find out. The kids liked it too. We learned...More

1  Thank atlparksgal
Reviewed April 11, 2018

We walked in and immediately were greeted by a lovely lady who proceeded to tell us all about the Vidalia onion growing. Really interesting. There are some lovely displays. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Amanda S
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Informative staff and friendly. And free!!!! Kids arts was a hit. Plan on thirty minutes. More if you want to visit. They also have tourist info too

Thank mike e
Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

So the supposed #1 attraction in Vidalia is the museum. The probably reason for the towns fame, yet not opened on the weekend when people are out of work and looking to see the sights. This is very lame!!

Thank Leigh H
Reviewed October 28, 2017

This is a lovely small museum devoted to the famous sweet Vidalia onion. The staff are clearly devoted to the industry, and will walk you round and chat to you for as long as it takes. Parking is easy and adjacent. It's informative and entertaining...More

Thank PhilipSutcliffe1958
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November 22, 2015|
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Response from jermil | Reviewed this property |
And you need to get over there. It's a fun and informative place.
Carol H
March 8, 2015|
Response from Elvis4vr | Reviewed this property |
It was free when we went.