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Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Waterbury, VT 05626
Latitude: 44.354902 Longitude: -72.736156
Last year 275,000 ice cream fans toured this facility. Not bad for a company launched in 1978 in a renovated gas station. As visitors soon learn, it's not just about ice cream--there's a social mission behind Ben & Jerry's. Thirty-minute tours are offered daily, beginning with a seven-minute video, continuing on to the tour mezzanine, where you watch ice cream production. If production is down, a narrated video will fill in the details. The tour ends at the Scoop Shop, where guests try old favorites like Cherry Garcia, and perhaps, test-drive a new flavor.
Nestled in the heart of the Green Mountains our ice cream factory sits on a rolling pasture overlooking the Worcester Range, just north of the small town of Waterbury. Our guided factory tour is fun & educational for all ages. Guests will learn about the ice cream production process and how the Company?s 3-part mission statement is incorporated into day-to-day business decisions.
We start with a 7-minute ?moovie? shown in our Cow Over The Moon Theater. You?ll find out how two childhood friends, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, turned a $5 correspondence course on ice cream making into a very successful business that shares its success with its employees and with the community, and has fun doing it! From there we take you to our mezzanine, where you?ll get a bird?s eye view of ?Vermont?s Finest? in action and an explanation of the ice cream manufacturing process.
Then it?s off to the FlavoRoom for delicious samples of the day!
After the tour, feel free to visit our scoop shop & gift shop. The scoop shop features 30-40 of our euphoric flavors, & our gift shop offers lots of cool stuff & gifts with a socially responsible mission. Many of these gifts are available through our on-line catalog too.
November-May tours from 10am-5pm running every 30 min.
June tours from 9am-5pm running every 20 min.
July-Late August tours from 9am-8pm running every 10 min.
Late August-Late October tours from 9am-6pm running every 15 min.
Schedules subject to change-please call 866-BJ-TOURS for most up-to-date
Adults $3; seniors $2; under 12 free.
Reservations are highly encouraged for groups of 10 or more! Call 802-882-1240 to reserve a tour. We do not accept reservations for the months of July & August & holiday weekends. TOUR CAPACITY: 40 people.
Ice cream factory tours are 30 minutes long. Sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours tend to fill up quickly, so please plan accordingly!
There is no ice cream production on weekends, holidays, & Company celebration days.
On those days, our tour features a video of the ice cream production line in action and, of course, a sample of our ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet.