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Utz Potato Chip Factory Tour

900 High St, Hanover, PA 17331-1639
+1 800-367-7629
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A real factory tour - from potatoes to boxes of chip bags!

Self-guided tour but very cool and informative. You see the actual production line from above and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BudgetButSafe
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Kansas City, Missouri
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What a great tour. I've worked in quality control in a factory my whole working life so I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter G
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Buffalo, NY
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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%
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900 High St, Hanover, PA 17331-1639
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Self-guided tour but very cool and informative. You see the actual production line from above and audio stops along the way explain each step literally from potatoes to being shipped out. There is a worker near the entrance to answer questions and you get a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great tour. I've worked in quality control in a factory my whole working life so I enjoyed showing my wife just what was going on as we moved from area to area on our overhead walk. It started with the history of Utz...More

Thank Peter G
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a mostly self-guided experience as you watch an introductory video and then follow the production line from above with audio recorded explanations. And a free sample bag of chips at the end! A fun experience.

Thank proudmommy0f4
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I love this tour! Seeing how they get those potato chips seasoned is so cool. You get to see everything from start to finish and then get a bag of chips at the end. Utz is the very best you can get!

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I loved going on this self-guided tour. There is a ton of information on the company, the staff is friendly, and you get a free bag of original chips. But the best part is walking along the catwalk behind glass and seeing exactly how quickly...More

Thank crabulous1
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We visited the Utz Factory with our grandson so he could see how potato chips are made commercially. There is a glass enclosed gallery that shows the production process from beginning to end. The guided tour is self-paced as it has a push-to-talk audio program....More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Took my daughter on my day off and was a simple but informative self guided tour. If you have kids and/or like UTZ, it is worth the short visit.

Thank roni0211
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stopped in at the Utz Factory over Christmas week for the self guided tour. It is really awesome to watch potato chips being made. The tour is good, as it is self paced, with buttons to push to hear an explanation of each part...More

Thank dctravel
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great title trip to take with kids of any age. We all love seeing the Utz employees work in real time, especially silly when they wave to us! Of course, my teenagers love the free chips in our way out. This review...More

Thank 11psu
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I am a sucker for factory tours, and the Utz Potato Chip tour is probably my newest favorite. It takes about 30 minutes to watch the entire process, from potato entering the assembly line to ending up a wonderful evenly brown, flavored or unflavored, chip...More

Thank NanaKat46
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Judy M
How much is the Cost for a tour
13 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
Is the tour suitable to navigate with a stroller?
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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Betsy4904
We are available Thursday morning only on November 27th, (4 of us) -- do we need a reservation?
18 October 2016|
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Response from GetSnacking | Property representative |
Everyone is correct. No reservation is required but tours are based on production. If you want to give us a call that week we will be able to confirm tour hours then. Our number is 1-800-367-7629 and we are available 8:30... More
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