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TABASCO Visitor Center and Pepper Sauce Factory

Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513
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Very interesting & beautiful gardens

We visited Avery Island & toured the Tabasco museum & plant. It was very interesting to read about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Worth the 2 hour+ drive

Wanted to visit from New Orleans. The trip was an easy drive. Self-guided tour very informative... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Long Island, NY
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With the expansion of current facilities, guests are now able to view artifacts from TABASCO® Sauce's founding family; witness the growing process of the pepper plants from seedlings to full-grown plants; visit the mash warehouse for a peek at the TABASCO® aging process; view and smell the aromas of the stirring vats; and learn about the company's bottling and shipping process around the world. Everything from our branded merchandise to a full TABASCO® Brand product sample bar is available at the TABASCO Country Store® here on Avery Island. 10-Stop Self-Guided Walking Tour Stop 1- Museum Stop 2- Greenhouse Stop 3- Barrel Warehouse Stop 4- Blending Stop 5- Avery Island Stop 6- Salt Mine Stop 7- Bottling Line Stop 8- TABASCO® Today Stop 9- TABASCO® Country Store Stop 10- TABASCO® Restaurant 1868!
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“self guided tour” (105 reviews)
“free samples” (58 reviews)
“gift shop” (181 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hwy 329, Avery Island, LA 70513
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited Avery Island & toured the Tabasco museum & plant. It was very interesting to read about the generations of one family that started, expanded & continued this family held business to process all of the Tabasco flavors at this plant & distribute worldwide....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wanted to visit from New Orleans. The trip was an easy drive. Self-guided tour very informative. Gift shop offered ‘not available in stores ‘ items. Cafe had delicious foods. Able to taste before buying, even ice cream.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

the tour was expensive so we didn't do it. The gift shop prices were very unreasonable. They have samples!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After several years of saying that if we traveled through the Lafayette area of Louisiana we would go to Avery Island and do the Tabasco Factory Tour, we did. It starts off in a small museum area which is actually quite full of memorabilia and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip. Self guided works well. There is a little walking if that is an issue. Great little muesum and gift shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner are from Ireland and we are currently driving around America. We happened upon Lafayette by chance and we stumbled upon the tabasco factory tour just by coincidence (and thanks to Google). What a cool place!!! $5.50 to get in, that includes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't used Tabasco before but I sure will now! Very interesting self-guided tour which ended at the gift shop where you could taste every product they make and some are only sold at the gift shop. We bought lots of gifts there. Had lunch...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour and the gift store much the first time, we returned to visit the gift shop again on our way home. The self-guided tour is surprisingly interesting although sometimes the info seems a little stretched to fill space. The section about the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea that tabasco is authentically made in Avery Island, LA. The self-guided tour was very interesting, even for those of us who don't like spicy food. It is impressive to see how and why the McIlhenny family still produces tabasco in the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent the night in New Iberia on our way to Houston in order to tour the Tabasco factory. The relatives we were going to visit in Houston had toured the facility earlier and had highly recommended it. We took a self-guided...More

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debp28
29 March 2018|
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Response from AveryIsland | Property representative |
We are open 7 days a week from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM!
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Juul
9 February 2018|
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Response from 730kevynw | Reviewed this property |
You can just show up. The lines moves pretty quickly and orderly.
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cjml
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Response from Elaine R | Reviewed this property |
No there is no charge to enter the gift shop. It is a fun, bright gift shop!
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