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Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour

900 High St, Hanover, PA 17331-1639
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Free Tour - Great Stop!

We were a little hesitant to make a slight route adjustment to go to the Utz Potato Chip Factory... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jodi K
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Mount Vernon, United States
Walk yourself tour

This is a short tour walking along windows to see the potatoes from start to finish as a chip. You... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Jeannene A
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Hannacroix, New York
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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 from beginning to end. You will be guided step-by-step with the aid of a push-to-talk audio program and closed-circuit TV monitors. A wall display of Utz's history will enhance your understanding of the company and its products. From start to finish, you'll be impressed with the care we put into Utz Potato Chips. At Utz, we use the finest ingredients and the most advanced equipment. Our factory is one of the cleanest and most modern snack food operations in America. The Utz Potato Chip Trip is fun for the whole family, a learning experience for young and old, and a snack lover's delight. Come and enjoy the free tour at your own pace!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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900 High St, Hanover, PA 17331-1639
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were a little hesitant to make a slight route adjustment to go to the Utz Potato Chip Factory based on some of the reviews. While most reviews were positive - they also noted that the tour was very short. My husband and I spent...More

Thank Jodi K
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

This is a short tour walking along windows to see the potatoes from start to finish as a chip. You see the production line in action, as the people are working everyday. On our way our we were given a coupon for a discount at...More

6  Thank Jeannene A
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

We loved seeing how potatoes end up being sorted into large for large bag and small for the snack size bag about 45 minutes to see and listen to the free self guided tour.

2  Thank RavennaTraveler
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Took a tour of the Utz potato chip factory. It's a self guided tour along a hall overlooking the factories 5 production lines. See the entire process of chip making. It's a quick trip ending with a sample bag of chips. Be aware, it's in...More

2  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is a fun, interesting and quick tour. We really enjoyed it. At the end of the tour you get a free sample of chips and a coupon for the outlet. There are so many fun snacks to see and try at the outlet that...More

3  Thank KimEriePa
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Self guided tour sort of sterile and bland. You view all through a glass window and there is no guide. U can do it in ten minutes so if it's on the way to something very nice stop otherwise don't go out of your way.

1  Thank Sandra S
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

If you love UTZ potato chips, then this is worth it. Very small but full of so much information. I was really surprised at how the potato chips were made. It doesn’t take long 15 mins too! But the kids will love it!

3  Thank mtnbamagirl
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

The welcome center was very well stocked with samples. There was a good exhibit on the history of the Utz family. I loved that the tour was self guided, we were able to move along at our own pace and listen to the recorded messages...More

3  Thank zachary p
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

We visited its store after our trip to Westminster, Maryland that is about 15 miles away. We focused on the store where there are samples of nachos for testing - stayed in this area for 10 minutes, doing our testing ( near the Entrance). There...More

1  Thank LolaGo1
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

This tour is so informative for young kids. They get to see potatoes get turned into potato chips. it is also good for adults from raw to finished product it's a good tour

1  Thank Don D
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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.
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Judy M
June 12, 2017|
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Response from crabulous1 | Reviewed this property |
It's free! Parking is free, too.
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Liz V
February 14, 2017|
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Response from Utz S | Property representative |
The gallery itself is suitable for strollers but is only accessible via stairs. Currently due to some construction we are closing the tour until April 2017. We want our fans to stay safe while we make some repairs in our... More
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