Ben & Jerry's Factory Tour
If you are ever near Waterbury, Vermont, you should stop by the
Ben & Jerry’s Factory for a tour and some free ice cream! Every year we
head to Vermont for my husband’s family reunion via Waterbury. And, there is no way the kids would
ever let us pass it by without stopping!
The factory tour is definitely worth it. For only a few
dollars you can get a thorough 30 minute tour and a sample one of the latest Ben & Jerry’s
flavors! Kids under 12 are free, and the tour, factory, and shop areas are all
stroller and wheelchair friendly. The tour guides are super friendly and everyone that works
there is happy and nice, just like you would imagine from the cheery, happy image they portray on
the Ben & Jerry’s containers! After the tour, you can get more ice cream at the scoop shop
and explore the gift shop, which is packed full of fun stuff.
The factory is set in abeautiful location. There are play areas and picnic
areas, and a lot to explore. They even have a flavor graveyard where they lay all of the
old flavors to rest! It is fun to walk around the graveyard and read all of their clever
headstones and remember some of the old flavors.
Take a few minutes to explore the grounds and read through their history
a little. Ben & Jerry’s is an incredible company and they make somefantastic
tasting ice cream! This is a fun stop – definitely worth the detour!