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“A Fun Stop for a Road Trip”
Review of PEZ Visitor Center

PEZ Visitor Center
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Orange
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Come see and experience the PEZ brand in person. Over 4,000 square feet dedicated to all things PEZ! See the largest, most comprehensive collection of PEZ memorabilia on public display in the world, PEZ motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, the world's largest PEZ dispenser, viewing area into our production area, PEZ trivia game, factory store, interactive historical time line and much more. Learn about the brand that has been inspiring and innovating since 1927! Open 7 days! Easy access off I-95 at exit 41 in Orange, Connecticut. Plenty of free parking!
Reviewed July 4, 2013

In researching attractions along I-95 in the Connecticut area, the Pez Visitor Center popped out. In fact, I booked my overnight stay near there just to make things convenient.

The building is located on a quiet street just two turns off the highway and near a small shopping center. Parking is free and there are plenty of spaces.

Admission is $5.00 for adults but you receive a $2 credit towards any merchandise purchase and a nice PEZ lanyard. If you're staying in the area, check your hotel's attractions display for a flyer with a $1.00 off admission coupon. In the end, admission cost me $2.00. Since the mini-museum and gift shop are in one room, you can't enter without paying.

Inside you'll find various displays of retired PEZ, a history of the company, photos of celebrities, vintage vending machines, windows looking into production, and quizzes including the option to print out a free certificate on your PEZ expertise. Merchandise includes T-shirts, buckets to fill with candy, postcards, packages of PEZ like what comes with the dispenser in more flavors, and of course a vast array of PEZ dispensers including Christmas, Disney, vintage remakes, and exclusive versions.

Your visit will probably last 30-60 minutes depending on your interest level and shopping. PEZ collectors and those who love pop culture will truly get the most out of their visit. I enjoyed mine.

1  Thank LisaKB
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

If you are a PEZ collector this is a pretty cool place to visit and see some of the rarer PEZ. If you are not into PEZ its more of a gift shop and probably not that great. Your admission includes a coupon towards items in the gift shop. I think on days when the factory is running you can see some of the production through windows in the gift shop. They had a pint sized bucket you could buy and fill with any flavor (mix and match) PEZ you want. There are 10+ flavors.

Thank joydivisyon
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Walked back in time looking at the managers collection of Pez dispensers. Couldn't help but say "oh I remember that one, and that one..."
What am iconic candy that came about to cover people's smoking breath. The best part is the dispensers where you can fill a bucket with memories. In this case memories=all different PEZ flavors.

1  Thank Mutt239
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you grew up with Pez, and who hasn't, this is a fun time. You get to see Pez being made, packaged, shipped and you get to fill buckets of your favorite favors. Worth the trip and family time

Thank Mike2278
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Saw the sign for the Pez Visitor Center from RT 95 in Orange. Memories flooded back and I had to check it out. Signage is good and it takes less than 5 minutes from the highway to get there. Tour is self guided, but the most important thing was that I was a kid again. Of course, I had to buy things in the gift shop and introduce the grand kids to my memories. Toughest part is picking out just the right one for each child. Can't wait to give them to the kids! Tour has a fee but no cost to just visit the gift shop.

Thank Michael P
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