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Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour

900 High St, Hanover, PA 17331-1639
+1 800-367-7629
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Great tour!

My family went on the tour of the factory while on vacation. We really enjoyed the self guided tour... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mes3205
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Staten Island, New York
via mobile
Holy Potatoes!

What a neat and informative tour. Did I mention it's free and parking is free too! Also, there is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Anghep
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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You can see and smell the making of the famous Utz Potato Chips and Snacks at our over 600,000 square foot facility in Hanover, Pennsylvania. There, we have built a special glass enclosed observation gallery that looks down on our production process from beginning to end. You will be guided step-by-step with the aid of a push-to-talk audio program and closed-circuit TV monitors. A wall display of Utz's history will enhance your understanding of the company and its products. From start to finish, you'll be impressed with the care we put into Utz Potato Chips. At Utz, we use the finest ingredients and the most advanced equipment. Our factory is one of the cleanest and most modern snack food operations in America. The Utz Potato Chip Trip is fun for the whole family, a learning experience for young and old, and a snack lover's delight. Come and enjoy the free tour at your own pace!
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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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900 High St, Hanover, PA 17331-1639
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+1 800-367-7629
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family went on the tour of the factory while on vacation. We really enjoyed the self guided tour of the chip factory. You got to see how the chip was made from a whole potato with every step of the process. You even got...More

Thank mes3205
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a neat and informative tour. Did I mention it's free and parking is free too! Also, there is a free bag of chips and a $1 off coupon for the Utz Outlet. We got there right as they were unloading a trailer filled with...More

Thank Anghep
Reviewed 1 week ago

self guided tour - see a lot of the factory and processing. bag of chips at end :) Steps for little ones to see in the windows. factory store a few blocks away we go back once a year or so with the grandkids

Thank R F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Free, easy, no waiting. Recorded messages are detailed enough in describing the process. You can actually see the product very well from the raised enclosed walkway as it goes thru each process. Better than the Ben and Jerry's tour in Vermont.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to several tours of this type and this one by far did the best job of explaining everything. It's self guided with push button talking points, and a window right into the factory. I learned a lot about the process. The lady at...More

Thank Corbin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not much to this tour. You walk down a hallway, looking to the right and watch various stages of production. It took us about 15 minutes to go through the tour. You get a free small bag of chips at the end. The kids...More

Thank Jessie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who doesn't love Utz potato chips? The self-guided tour doesn't take long. Two boys, ages seven and nine, really enjoyed it and had lots of questions and were very impressed by the whole Factory concept. Utz employs 2500 south-central Pennsylvanians and I applaud the company's...More

Thank Irishbookie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited the Utz Factory Tour. The tour is free an no reservations are required. You go at your own pace. Upon entry there are stairs up to the second floor so make sure you can handle stairs. There is a short film on...More

Thank ashford7
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Short ( maybe 30 minutes max) Self Guided above the factory process summary of how they make those potato chips from the washing of the potatoes coming in from the farm fields to the making of the chips and packing for delivery. This is the...More

Thank vincesott
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy factory tours, this is a very good one. The self guided tour affords great views of the entire process: Receiving, washing, peeling, slicing and cooking the potatoes and then quality control, packaging, warehousing and shipping of the final product. There is informative...More

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Lori E
26 July 2017|
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Response from Peter G | Reviewed this property |
Not really. There are stairs to climb up and no elevator available. I think there is a very limited sight line for the factory by taking another route but you can not look down and see the actual operation.
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Judy M
12 June 2017|
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Response from crabulous1 | Reviewed this property |
It's free! Parking is free, too.
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Liz V
15 February 2017|
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Response from GetSnacking | Property representative |
The gallery itself is suitable for strollers but is only accessible via stairs. Currently due to some construction we are closing the tour until April 2017. We want our fans to stay safe while we make some repairs in our... More
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