Attractions June 20, 2017
5 Fantastic Factory Tours You Can Only Take In Louisiana
It’s always fascinating to take a tour of a factory, learning about the history and the process that goes into making the product. From beer to offshore drilling, we’ve got some of the most fascinating factory tours you can only take in the great state of Louisiana.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Abita Brewing Company
Founded in 1986, the Abita Brewing Company is one of the oldest craft breweries in the southeast. The 30-minute tour will explain the brewing process and the history of this Louisiana landmark. Located at 166 Barbee Rd, Covington, Louisiana 70433.
2. Conrad Rice Mill
P.A. Conrad founded The Conrad Rice Mill and Planting Company in 1912, making it the oldest rice mill in the country. Tours of the mill are available Monday-Saturday at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. They’re located at 207 Ann Street, New Iberia, LA 70560.
3. Mardi Gras World
Did you know artists work year-round to build the spectacular floats you see every Mardi Gras? Come get an up close look at how the floats are made and meet the artists that bring these floats to life with a tour at Mardi Gras World. You’ll get an overview of the history of Mardi Gras, plus you’ll get closer to these floats than you ever would during a parade. Located at 1380 Port of New Orleans Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130.
4. The International Petroleum Museum and Exposition
If you are interested in how an offshore oil rig works, then this is the tour for you. You’ll tour "Mr. Charlie" an actual oil rig that was in operation from 1954-1986. The knowledgeable tour guides will lead you around the rig, explaining how it works, the different types of rigs, sleeping quarters, and what life is like for those working on the rig. A must-see for anyone interested in offshore drilling. Tours are offered Monday-Saturday at 10am and 2pm and last approximately 90 minutes. Located at 111 1st Street, Morgan City, LA 70380.
Head on over to Avery Island to see how that famous little red bottle gets made. From planting to bottling, their 10-stop tour will teach you everything you need to know about how Louisiana’s number one hot sauce gets made.
Have you taken any of these tours? Let us know in the comments below!