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Visit Ben and Jerry's Vermont Ice Cream Factory

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Prices -

$4.00 adults; $3.00 seniors; free for children 12 and under; Factory Tour Package Deal, $24.00.
 

Hours -

Open daily, except the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year's Day. Open late October-June, 10:00am-6:00pm; July-mid-August, 9:00am-9:00pm; mid-August-late October, 9:00am-7:00pm
 

Events -

Free outdoor Summer Movie Festivals (in Waterbury, VT and Burlington, VT); Annual Winter Festival (March); Snowshoe and Ice Cream Too! Tour; Free Cone Day (April)
 

Distance from attraction -

51.2 miles
 

Activities

  • Take the 30 minute tour or experience the Factory Tour Package Deal
  • Visit the flavor graveyard
  • Bring a picnic (picnic tables and tent are available)
  • Shop at the gift shop and scoop shop
  • Seasonal playground
 

Chutter's general store

Chutter's is the home of the world's longest candy counter, measuring 112 feet!

Visitor Center (Cabot, VT) and Quechee Store (Quechee, VT) Overview

Tour the Cabot Visitor Center and learn about Cabot Creamery's history since it's beginning in 1919, as well as how it produces its amazing cheddars. Post-tour nibbling is encouraged. Another option to experience Cabot Creamery is at its Quechee Gorge Village Store, nestled in Vermont's beautiful "little Grand Canyon."

FAQs

  • What does a tour of the Ben and Jerry’s Factory consist of?

    The tour is in three fun parts. It start’s in the Cow Over the Moon Theater for a quick film on the history of Ben & Jerry’s. Next, the tour travels to a glassed-in mezzanine for a birds eye view of the production room, showing you how they make their delicious ice cream. Finally, it’s off to the Flavoroom for a tasting of the Flavor of the Day. After that, you’re on your own to explore the rest of the factory compound.
  • What are the hours of operation and tour prices at the B&J’s factory?

    Hours are: late October-June, 10:00am-6:00pm; July-mid-August, 9:00am-9:00pm; mid-August-late October, 9:00am-7:00pm. Prices are: $4.00 adults; $3.00 seniors; free for children 12 and under; Factory Tour Package Deal, $24.00. It’s closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas, New Year’s Day.

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