My family and I went down to Waterbury, VT to visit this factory. It was a very hot day, so I expected the place to be packed with people with ice cream on their minds. We parked and saw a big hill to the entrance. Now, I know that eating too much ice cream is not great for the body, but I did not know that I would have to work this hard to earn my ice cream. My family and I walked up the hill, and fortunately, everyone made it. My two daughters would not be deterred from this hill. We walked inside to purchase tickets. My two daughters were free (age 8 and 2), and my wife got in without me paying money because she had Foursquare app on her iPhone that she had shown to the ticket salesperson. I had to pay for myself, which was $10.
The tour was short and not boring. The host doing the tour will tell you a lot of cheesy ice cream jokes, but it all part of the fun and excitement of this tour. After we finished with the tour, we receive some delicious ice cream samples, which my kids were happy to have made it to the end. My only complaint is that the number of booths opened for ice cream. I would think that they would have more booths open for people to purchase ice cream. My kids wanted ice cream, but the line was very long for one booth open that we decided to leave. Overall, it is worth visiting.