culture Companies With Kid-Friendly Factory Tours  

Stacy Keener
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Combining a fun activity with an educational attraction, these companies with kid-friendly factory tours are great for kids of all ages. Next time you and your family are looking for something to do, think about visiting one of these kid-friendly factories.

Similar to the best children's museums in the world, these factory tours for kids allow them to learn while having fun at the same time. These companies invite visitors inside the actual factories that manufacture favorite products to allow kids and adults alike a chance to see how things happen behind the scenes.

The variety of companies that offer factory tours is wide, with all types of companies opening their doors to fans. From the Vermont Teddy Bear Company, which produces plush toys, to Crayola, known for crayons and art supplies, to the Hershey Company, which specializes in chocolate candy, and everything in between, there's sure to be a factory tour available to entertain almost anyone.

While the best American family getaways may be better for a longer vacation, if you are looking for an afternoon trip that can also be educational, check out these kid-friendly factory tours. Remember, many factory tours give free samples, especially the food tours.
The Jelly Belly Candy Company is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies With Kid-Friendly Factory Tours
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Located 45 minutes west of Sacramento in northern California, tours of their working factory are free and last about 40 minutes. 

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The Hershey Company is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies With Kid-Friendly Factory Tours
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The Hershey Company


Hershey'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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Crayola LLC is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies With Kid-Friendly Factory Tours
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Crayola


This 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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Ben & Jerry's is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies With Kid-Friendly Factory Tours
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Ben & Jerry's


Located 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."

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