The Tabasco Tour was recommended by several our of full-timing friends. Avery Island was a mere 37 minutes from Betty's RV in Abbeville.
The tour is a self guided one. We are not fans of spicy foods or Tabasco but you know, when in Rome....
It was very hot today so the fact that most of the exhibits were indoors, in air-conditioning, made it even more enjoyable. We learned all about the McIlhenny family and the beginnings of Tabasco in 1868. We even tried Tabasco ice cream. Prices in the gift shop were amazingly low and upon check out, the girl added several freebies including a jar of spicy beans.
This is a two part tour. There is a Jungle Garden self guided tour too. The price for both was $12.00 with a 10% discount for seniors.
The Jungle Garden was not really a jungle but beautiful gardens. Apparently there are abundant alligators but we saw none. We saw no birds either, apparently it is too hot for the birds.
Both tours were great.
We had lunch at the cafeteria style restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised that there were salads on the menu. We both had shrimp salads. Scrumptious!