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Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour

Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour
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“self guided”(55 reviews)
You can see and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks at our over 600,000 square foot facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania. There, we have built a special glass enclosed observation gallery that looks down on our production process...more
900 High St, Hanover, PA 17331-1639
+1 800-367-7629
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All reviews potatoes self guided potato chip factory few blocks own pace entire process from start to finish production line long hallway factory tour history channel large windows every step short film small sample open monday production facility
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful place to take young children to visit. You can spend as much or as little time as you want there. Very educational. The children get a free sample of chips as they leave

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank arweismantel1
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Need I say anymore with that title?? The tour experience is very dated but I kind of think if it ain't broke... Also what do you really want to see? If it's a factory working and watching potatoes go from dirty tubers to becoming chips...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JS1312
Reviewed November 12, 2018

It's self guide tour. What we like it's a view-we could see the entire chips preparation process through the glasses long window. Over factory tour don't offer this service,at least for free and the tour, what we get in PA. Also, there some audio/video informations...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Dragostina
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This is the second visit to this factory. What an awesome part of history. In a world of high tech it is nice to see people working here. It’s ibteresting to learn the history and the lady who greets you is soooo friendly! Love it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leanne A
Reviewed October 21, 2018

We were in Hanover 10/11 and had some spare time. We didn't have time for the tour but did go to their store. We couldn't believe all the products that were available at a reasonable price.. We picked up several items to hand out for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jhoag2016
Reviewed October 18, 2018

I must have missed whatever it was that prompted others to write better reviews of this establishment. The "tour" we encountered was nothing more than going to a 2nd floor hallway with windows overlooking the factory and warehouse floor. There were buttons to push which...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 18_20
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Amazing! You watch unwashed potatoes come off the trucks, go through washers, get cleaned & sliced. Then they’re fried packaged and sealed. The whole process untouched by human hands. Very interesting, AND you get a free bag of chips. Guaranteed FRESH! Short stop but worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 20, 2018

The Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour is nice because it's self-guided, self-explanatory and you don't need to call ahead to book it. There is adequate parking, clean restrooms, and free chips at the end and coupons to use at the Factory Outlet Store. There are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

During our drive to Hanover, I would have expected to see some billboards announcing which exit to take; or, perhaps some street signs as we got closer to the factory. I was surprised that such a popular attraction does not have this type of advertising...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LLyons
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

The self-guided tour was free and quite engaging to watch how they make and package the chips. The facility could certainly use some updating. We received a free bag of chips following the tour and a coupon for a discount at the thrift shop, located...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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August 11, 2018|
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Response from DERTUR | Reviewed this property |
The self-guided Hanover factory tour is open Monday to Thursday: 8am-4pm. While no reservations are required, Utz does recommend calling ahead to ensure that the production facility will be open, as it does close from time... More
Lori E
July 25, 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There are stairs to climb up and no elevator available. I think there is a very limited sight line for the factory by taking another route but you can not look down and see the actual operation.
June 12, 2017|
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Response from Mary B | Reviewed this property |
It's free! Parking is free, too.