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“Fun Nostalgia for Grownups” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of PEZ Visitor Center

PEZ Visitor Center
Ranked #1 of 7 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!
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fun Nostalgia for Grownups”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Finally stopped here after seeing the billboard on I-95 for years. As other reviewers have noted, you get a $2 coupon with your $5 ticket, enabling you to get a Pez dispenser at the gift shop. Also, if you successfully pass the test you win the Pez dispenser of the day. It was particularly interesting to see the evolution of Pez dispensers over time, including some characters that have been there from the early days (e.g., Mickey Mouse, Snoopy), as well as how the Pez dispensers reflect the pop culture of their time and country (there are a number of international examples there). It gave me a new appreciation of Pez as a pop culture icon. Definitely worth a stop if you're on a road trip and want to stretch your legs for an hour. They also have a large Coke products machine (including Dasani water), and a decent bathroom.

Visited May 2014
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Mesa, Arizona
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264 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Informative, fun and inexpensive.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you like PEZ, this place will knock you out. There are some nice, brief, historical videos, lots of displays with memorabilia and some interactive activities for all ages. I wish we could have seen ore of the production floor other than a small bit of final packaging through a window. We walked away with a lot of free PEZ stuff, too. The plant is out in the middle of nowhere but is actually pretty close to the main freeways. It is worth a brief detour. Also, the counter staff was fun and helpful, too.

Visited May 2014
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fun time for adults and kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

They've done a great job organizing this, with art activities for the kids, museum of PEZ dispensers of yesteryear, production factory, "scavenger hunt" contest, visit from Santa, and a store. We were there for at least three hours with three adults and four kids, ranging from 4 to 14. We liked the museum and scavenger hunt best--great bit of nostalgia. Would recommend the PEZ factory to everyone of all ages--far exceeded my expectations.

Visited November 2013
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Chestertown, Maryland
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Nice experience overall. Lots of Pez figurines from over the years and cool displays we didn't know existed. Small building, but worth the visit.

Visited May 2014
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Connecticut
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92 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Neat place to spend an hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Small museum, but interesting.

Saw many old pez dispensers. You receive a lanyard type ID holder as your ticket into the visitor center. You can play a game and win a Pez dispenser.

Lots of historical facts on wall and history of Pez explained.

Wasn't sure where free samples were, but asked. There is a bucket on checkout counter where you can takes rolls of pez candy to try.


You can watch pez workers through the windows packing the candy & dispensers.

Pez candy & dispensers a good price & many hard to locate dispensers can be found here. Most dispensers cost $1.99.

Interesting place to spend an hour.

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