- 1+ 43- 8Located 45 minutes west of Sacramento in northern California, tours of their working factory are free and last about 40 minutes.
- 2+ 24- 3Located in Waterbury, Vermont, the Ben & Jerry's 30-minute tour gives visitors insight to how their ice cream is created. Buy the the "package" tour, which included a Ben & Jerry's t-shirt, and try several flavors that are only available inside the factory, like "Vermonster."
- 3+ 31- 6Hershey's Chocolate World is complete with a Hersey ride, a 4-D tour, and even a studio where visitors can create their own chocolate.
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Louisville Slugger Museum and FactoryLearn how some of the greatest baseball players' bats are made, and get a free mini bat at the end of your tour.
- 5+ 19- 4This four-floor factory in Easton, Pennsylvania, allows visitors color, paint, and melt their way through the factory, where kids can color with glow in the dark crayons in the dark or paint with melted crayons for a whole new experience.
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U.S. Bureau of Engraving and PrintingAvailable in both Washington, D.C. and Ft. Worth, Texas, watch how cash goes from starting with giant sheets of paper to ending in individual bills in your wallet.
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Tillamook Cheese Factory and MuseumVisit the "home of the loaf" in Tillamook, Oregon, where in addition to eating all of your favorite cheese concoctions, including grilled cheese, you can enjoy a delicious scoop of Tillamook ice cream (some flavors are only available at the factory!).
- 8+ 11- 3The Vermont Teddy Bear Company, located in Shelburne, Vermont, watch how each individual bear is created at this "fun-stuffed Teddy Bear Factory."
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The Peanut PatchLocated in Yuma, Arizona, watch how The Peanut Patch turns peanuts into peanut butter. Check the calendar before going, however. Tours are only offered during certain months of the year.
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Basic Brown Bear FactoryWatch stuffed animals come to life in this San Francisco factory as factory workers cut, sew, and stuff these loving animals.
- 11+ 10- 4For only $2, visitors can come watch the process of making ice cream, from vats full of 500 gallons worth of ice cream to walking through a 20 degree below zero freezer. Make sure you're ready to taste lots of flavors, and make reservations for this one.
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Martin Guitar Factory Added by: JoelD.GomerTour this Nazareth, Pennsylvania, factory and get your hands on a high-end guitar in the Pickin' Parlor, where you can play to your heart's delight. Also, check out more than 200 vintage instruments their museum has on display.
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- 14+ 10- 6The 45-minute tour in this Nashville, Tennessee, factory will open visitors' eyes as they get a unique glance into how Gibson guitars are manufactured and how they're able to achieve such a sweet, sweet sound.
- 15+ 10- 6With over 250,000 visitors annually, the Cape Cod Potato Chips factory tour is a must.
- 16+ 9- 6This free tour in Boulder, Colorado, shows visitors how their products go from raw herbs to packaged tea. Tours last about 45 minutes.
- 17+ 8- 5How is deodorant made? How does all of that toothpaste get inside the tube? Tom's of Maine factory will show you all of their secrets.
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Prior SnowboardsReservations are required for this factory tour, but it's free. Tours last about an hour.
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Trek FactoryWatch bikes transform from ideas to reality in the Trek factory in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Tours last an hour and are available for anyone 4 years old and up.
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