Ben and Jerry's

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by RBT331 on October 2, 2006

One cannot visit Vermont and NOT visit one of the state's big claims to fame: the Ben and Jerry's Factory.

Location: I-89 to Exit 10 (Route 100 North), Waterbury, VT

Cost: $3/adults, $2/kids, 12 and under free.

This could become a pricey endeavor. You first have the tour tickets, then the gift shop, and the ice cream stand. If you have children, bring the cash. You will probably need it.

Tours start every 30 minutes and do tend to fill up fast. However, don't fret. There should be room in a following tour.

You begin by proceeding up a set of stairs to a viewing room where you watch a film on the history of Ben and Jerry's. Afterward, you proceed down a hall to an overlook where you can view where the ice cream is made, frozen, packed, and stored. My apologies: pics were not permitted at this part of the tour.

You then continue down a set of stairs to a room where you taste the flavor of the day. Ours was Apple Pie. You guessed tastes like Apple Pie.

The price for the tour might be a little steep, given what is contained in it. Don't get me wrong, it was cool and interesting. However, for a movie, some looking, and a scoop of ice cream...might be a little high (by my standards).

However, if you have never been, it is worth it, at least once. :-)

Ben and Jerry's Factory
Route 100 North I-89 Exit 10
Waterbury, Vermont
(802) 882-1240

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