Hyundai | Montgomery, Alabama
The Hyundai plant in Montgomery, Alabama allows children ages 6 and up to tour their facilities. It starts with a video introduction of Hyundai USA in their screening room. From there, tourists are taken to a loading area and provided with a headset and safety goggles. Attendees are loaded onto a tram and driven around the majority of the plant. They travel inside and out, through the various buildings on site. The tour covers everything from auto assembly to work safety.
Jelly Belly | Fairfield, California & Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
“During the 40-minute walking tour, Jelly Belly tour guides will show you a real working factory where we cook up over 150 different sweet treats. Learn the secrets to how we create the legendary Jelly Belly jelly bean and discover why it takes more than a week to make a single bean.” – jellybelly.com
Boudin Bakery | San Francisco, California
Intel Museum | Santa Clara, California
“Go behind the scenes in the high-tech world of California’s famed Silicon Valley. See what it’s like inside an ultra-clean, highly automated silicon chip factory, and connect with technologies that give us new ways to work, learn, play, and communicate. The Intel Museum is 10,000 square feet of fun, interactive learning for children and adults.” – http://www.intel.com/
Celestial Seasonings | Boulder, Colorado
This free tour allows visitors to watch the famous herbal teas being blended and packaged. You’ll learn everything from how the ingredients are sourced to delivery of the final product to your local supermarket. Enjoy the tasting room and take home a free sample.
Hammond’s Candies Factory | Denver, Colorado
PEZ Visitor Center | Orange, Connecticut
World of Coca-Cola | Atlanta, Georgia
“Visit the vault where the legendary secret formula for Coca‑Cola is secured, taste 100+ beverages from around the globe in our Taste It! beverage lounge, experience our thrilling 4-D Theater (3-D movie with moving seats), walk through Bottle Works, a fully-functioning bottling line, and take home a FREE 8-ounce bottle of Coca‑Cola, give our 7-foot-tall and very friendly Coca‑Cola Polar Bear a big hug, and see the world’s largest collection of Coca‑Cola memorabilia in Milestones of Refreshment.” – https://www.worldofcoca-cola.com/
Greenwell Kona Coffee Farms | Kealakekua, Hawaii
Big Wind Kite Factory | Molokai, Hawaii
At a free tour of the Big Wind Kite Factory, where a variety of colorful kites and windsocks are made, you can make your own kite and learn how (and where) to fly it. Call 808.552.2364 for more information and to make a reservation.
John Deere Tractors | Multiple Locations in Illinois and Indiana
“Go behind the scenes to see how our biggest machines are brought to life in some of the most modern and efficient factories in the world. Our tour guides will take you through each stage of the manufacturing process, explaining how all the pieces come together to create these massive green machines. Tour reservations must be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up quickly, so plan your trip today at the following factories.” – https://www.deere.com/
Louisville Slugger | Louisville, Kentucky
Baseball fans visiting Kentucky can tour the Louisville Slugger factory and museum and take home a miniature bat. This tour was voted one of the best tours for kids by Family Fun Magazine.
Tabasco | Avery Island, Louisiana
A visit to Avery Island is not limited to the Tabasco Factory Tour. The island is a natural wonderland full of indigenous plants and animals. If you’re visiting Louisiana, don’t miss Avery Island!
Tom’s of Maine Factory | Sanford, Maine
Tours are no longer advertised, but you might be able to get in during the summer if you give them a call at 800-775-2388.
Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory | Hyannis, Massachusetts
“From our farmers’ fields, to your table – see how our legendary chips are made! Tour Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our self-guided tours are free.” – http://www.capecodchips.com/
Ford Rouge | Dearborn, Michigan
“Put yourself at the center of sheer manufacturing might. Beyond the awe-inspiring sweep, scale and action of the real-life factory floor where the new military grade aluminum-alloy body Ford F-150 is made, get set for some eye-opening encounters with the technology of tomorrow — today. :: Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a self-guided five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theater, Manufacturing Innovation Theater, Observation Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery.” – http://www.thehenryford.org/
Corning Glass | Corning, New York
“The Corning Museum of Glass is open year-round, 7 days a week, and offers something for all ages and interests. There is a lot to see and do, so we recommend allowing 3-4 hours for your visit. All Museum galleries are self-guided, and admission tickets are untimed. Museum admission tickets are valid for two consecutive days. :: From hot glassworking, to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting—you and your family can do just about anything with glass, with the help of our experienced glassworkers. Opportunities exist for all ages. No experience is necessary. These short experience are 20 to 40 minutes in length, depending on the Make Your Own Glass project.” – http://www.cmog.org/
Cooper’s Mill Apple Butter and Jelly Factory | Bucyrus, Ohio
“Visit Cooper’s Mill for an entertaining and educational tour through our factory. Learn about the history of Cooper’s Mill and observe firsthand how delicious ripe fruits are cooked into our irresistible jams, jellies and apple butter. Our all-natural products contain no artificial colors, preservatives, or corn syrups. After the tour, be sure to visit our country market and gift shop where our complete line of products is available for purchase. Free samples are provided for your enjoyment!” – http://www.coopers-mill.com/
Keepsake Candles | Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Learn how candles are made including mold making, coloring and scenting, then make a souvenir candle of your own.
Goody’s Chocolates | Bend, Oregon
“Come experience the award-winning tastes of Goody’s Chocolate and Ice Cream, a Central Oregon tradition for over 30 years. Goody’s tour is a sweet experience for ALL ages. During the 15 minute walking tour you will see a real working factory where we create over 100 different sweet treats including gourmet chocolates, fudge, caramel corn, toffee, peanut brittle, and Goody’s famous ice cream!” – http://goodyschocolates.com/
Bob’s Red Mill World Headquarters | Milwaukie, Oregon
“Come and learn about the wonderful world of stone grinding whole grains on a free guided tour of the BRM manufacturing facility. Our friendly ‘Grain Guides’ provide you with a brief history of how Bob and Charlee Moore championed the goodness of simple, natural whole grains and created a company now respected around the world. You will watch the action of a working mill as seen through our viewing windows. Questions are welcome during a discussion about the healthful benefits of our wide variety of grain products. Everyone leaves with a free sample. Tours generally last about 1 1/2 hours.” – http://www.bobsredmill.com/
Tillamook Cheese Factory | Tillamook, Oregon
“Visit the Cheese Factory for a sneak peek at how we do what we do. You can see where the cheese gets made! Tours of the factory are free and self-guided.” – https://www.tillamook.com/
Snyder’s of Hanover Bakery | Hanover, Pennsylvania
“Our Hanover Pennsylvania Pretzel Bakery offers a free in-house tour that combines our exciting history with our fast paced manufacturing facility. We welcome pretzel lovers of all ages, and please note that the tour is suited for ages 5 and up. On the guided walking tour you’ll see our raw material warehouse, finished goods warehouse (where you will see robotics at work), and our state of the art packing room. After that you’ll see the oven room where you can almost taste the pretzels. The tour starts and ends at the Factory Store where you will be treated to a free bag of pretzels at the completion of the tour. The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and everyone participating must be able to climb stairs.” – http://www.snydersofhanover.com/
Utz Snacks | Hanover, Pennsylvania
The free self guided tour of the Utz Snacks factory allows you to see the process that transforms a creating their deliciously crunchy chips from raw potatoes. Tours are available Monday through Thursday between 9am-4pm.
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery | Lititz, Pennsylvania
“The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, Pennsylvania in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery store. We offer tours of the original bakery, during which each visitor is given their own piece of dough and taught how to twist a pretzel. Visitors will also see the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel baking in America.” – http://www.juliussturgis.com/
Mack Truck | Macungie, Pennsylvania
Visitors ages 10 and up can enjoy a free 1.5 mile walking tour of the Mack Truck assembly plant conducted on most Tuesdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Minimum group size is 5 and requires an advance reservation. Call 610-709-3566 to schedule your tour.
Herr’s Snack Factory | Nottingham, Pennsylvania
Harley Davidson Vehicle Operations | York, Pennsylvania
“Your factory tour begins with an introductory video and continues on the factory floor where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of Vehicle Operations. You’ll be guided through the manufacturing of key components and the assembly of Softail, Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles. Then it’s on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior to shipping.” – http://www.harley-davidson.com/
Gibson Guitars | Memphis, Tennessee
“Take a complete tour of the Gibson Beale Street Showcase in Memphis. This memorable tour of Gibson’s Memphis guitar factory consists of an intimate viewing of the facility as Gibson’s skilled Luthiers craft some of the finest guitars in the world. An opportunity to witness the intricate process of binding, neck-fitting, painting, buffing, and tuning that creates these incredible musical instruments. See and hear how Gibson has helped shape the world of music for over 100 years and continues to set the pace for the musical innovations of tomorrow.” – http://www2.gibson.com/
Cabot Visitor Center | Cabot, Vermont
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream | Waterbury, Vermont
“Our 30-minute guided ice cream factory tour is fun and educational for all ages. We offer guests the opportunity to learn about our ice cream manufacturing process and explain how we incorporate values-led decisions that drive our business. We know that getting your favorite flavor or trying a new one is priority at the factory, so our full service scoop shop menu includes special items (hello, Vermonster!) as well as traditional favorites (like waffle cones and hot fudge sundaes!). Can’t decide? Our scoopers are equipped to offer suggestions and sample tastes.” –http://www.benjerry.com/
Cold Hollow Cider Mill | Waterbury Center, Vermont
Visit the Cold Hollow Cider Mill to experience the Donut Robot and learn about operations in the bakery, press viewing room and bee corner. Stay on to enjoy lunch and a brew!
Sugarbush Cheese and Maple Farm | Woodstock, Vermont
Learn how their delicious cheese and maple syrup is made and packaged while experiencing the beautiful Vermont countryside.
Boeing | Everett, Washington
English language public tours of Boeing’s Everett Factory are available 7 days per week for adults and children over 4 feet tall. Photo/video are not permitted. What a great opportunity to learn how airplanes are built!
Trek Bikes | Waterloo, Wisconsin
“Want to see where the best bikes in the world go from an idea to reality? We would love for you to visit our world headquarters in Waterloo, WI and learn about the history of our bikes, athletes, and company. After walking through the historic collection of Treks in our atrium, the tour proceeds through our creative department’s design studio, and passes the Race Team Shop, where every bike used by our athletes is built and inspected. Guests will also get an inside look at one of Wisconsin’s most progressive and green companies.” – http://www.trekbikes.com/
Hershey’s Chocolate World | Hershey (Pennsylvania), Niagara, Times Square, Chicago, Las Vegas
“Get ready for a fun-filled day of HERSHEY’S Happiness! Explore our assortment of sweet chocolate attractions and treat your senses to the many wonders of chocolate. You’ll create warm memories to last a lifetime at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction!” – http://www.hersheys.com/
Hershey’s Chocolate World | Multiple Locations in China, Singapore
“Get ready for a fun-filled day of HERSHEY’S Happiness! Explore our assortment of sweet chocolate attractions and treat your senses to the many wonders of chocolate. You’ll create warm memories to last a lifetime at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction!”– http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/
Royce Chocolate World | Chitose City, Hokkaido, Japan
“Royce’ produced this new-concept chocolate shop called ‘Royce’ Chocolate World’. It was opened at New Chitose Airport on the 15th of July, 2011. It is the first chocolate factory and museum located inside of an airport in Japan. The fun and vibrant gift shop offers a wide range of items that you can’t get anywhere else! Look for 200 varieties of very original products. Please visit and explore.” – http://www.royce.com/
Kawasaki Good Times World | Hyogo, Japan
“The Kawasaki Heavy Industries Group began in Kobe. It has now grown into a global enterprise, delivering a vast array of cutting edge products that demonstrate mastery of the land, sea and air – including ships, rolling stock, aircraft and motorcycles. Kawasaki Good Times World is a proud showcase of technological wealth from our past, present and into the future.”– http://www.khi.co.jp/kawasakiworld/english/index.html
Cup Noodle Museum | Yokohama City, Kanagawa, Japan
At this interactive museum, you can view thousands of different packages of ramen and learn about Nissin Food Products and how chicken ramen was invented. You can then make your own cup of ramen.
Nuchi-Masu Salt Factory | Okinawa, Japan
Nuchi-masu salt, extracted entirely from Okinawan seawater, made it into the Guinness World Records in 2000 for being the most rich in minerals. Visit the factory to learn how this famous salt is made.
Shiroi Koibito Park | Sapporo, Japan
“Shiroi Koibito Park is a fantastic space based on the ideals of deliciousness, fun and stories of sweets from a bygone era. In addition to housing the Shiroi Koibito Factory where this well-known Hokkaido confectionery is produced, the park also has a cafe to allow visitors to savor Ishiya’s original sweets, the Cookiecraft Studio (where budding confectioners can try their hand at making their own Shiroi Koibito cookies), a toy exhibition room and the Rose Garden. The things visitors see, taste and experience here will make for truly “sweet” memories!” – http://www.shiroikoibitopark.jp/
Unagi Pie Factory | Shizuoka, Japan
“Unagi Pie Factory was founded in 2005 located in western Hamamatsu. At Unagi Pie Factory, visitors can see how Unagi Pie is made.On the first floor, preparation and finishing stage of Unagi Pie dough will be observed. Next, you can see the process of baking through the little window opened in special oven. Second floor is automated wrapping process to ensure a safe and secure products. At theater, our character, Una-kun, who is apprentice of Unagi Pie artisan will introduce you the unknown secrets behind Unagi Pie in a 10 minutes movie. Select from 3 ways to look around the factory: free style, conducted tour with concierge and smile tour. In tour and smile tour, concierge leads through each section and provides more detailed information and even little secret of Unagi Pie.” – http://www.shunkado.co.jp/
Chateraise | Hokuto City, Yamanashi, Japan
This natural sweets and gifts, with stores across Japan allows you to tour the ice cream production facilities and sample sweets. For inquiries about the plant tour, please contact at the telephone listed on their web.
Irbit Motorcycle Plant and Riding Tour | Ekaterinburg, Russia
“We provide full service and guided Ural sidecar motorcycles tours. We serve both small and large groups of tourists (2 – 10 persons). All tourists are provided with tourist road maps. Area of tours – Southern and Middle Urals. Duration: 7 – 11 days. Total distance: 500 – 2000 km. Daily rides between 90 and 200 km. Translator, guide and mechanic accompany the group on the support van. Accommodation: typical regional middle class hotels and tent camps. Full board every day (local cuisine). Every tour includes: sightseeing excursions with guides, speaking your
language, visiting the “birthplace” of Ural sidecar motorcycles – Irbit Motorcycle Plant and the motorcycle museum in the town Irbit.” – http://welcome-ural.ru/tours/55/
Parfumeria de Grasse | Grasse, France
Learn how famous French perfumes are made at this Grasse, France factory, located about 30 minutes from Cannes. Guests get to see the entire perfume making process, from distillation to bottling. If you’re in the area in early August, be sure to catch the Jasmine festival and parade.
Airbus | Toulouse, France and Hamburg and Bremen, Germany
“Close-up perspectives of how Airbus manages its production and assembly processes as the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer are provided with guided tours of company facilities in Toulouse, France and in Germany at Hamburg and Bremen. These visits are organised by outside commercial companies that have Airbus authorisation to conduct such tours, and which are responsible for establishing specific conditions such as booking, timing and access.” – http://www.airbus.com/
BWM Plant Tour | Munich, Germany
“As representative of all of the BMW Group’s international production facilities, the BMW Munich Plant, right next to the BMW Welt, offers guests a direct insight into state-of-the-art automobile manufacture. The tour through BMW’s original plant offers an exciting insight into all areas of automobile production. The experts guiding the tour naturally focus on the guests’ specific requests and questions. In its concept and route, the BMW plant tour follows specific content-related criteria, giving guests access to all automobile production technologies at BMW Plant Munich: the Press Shop, Body Shop, Paint Shop, Engine Shop, the Production of Interior Equipment and Seats, as well as Assembly.” – http://www.bmw-welt.com/
Porsche Museum and Factory | Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany
“A vision becomes reality. Immediately next to the headquarters of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, you can today find one of the most spectacular car museums in the world. The Porsche Museum. Be inspired by over 80 vehicles on our 5,600 square metre exhibition area. Combine your visit to the Museum with a factory tour. The factory tour starts in the Museum itself.” – http://www.porsche.com/
Mercedes-Benz Plant | Sindelfingen, Germany
“The factory tour at Daimler AG’s largest car production plant in the world offers a detailed insight into the fascinating world of vehicle manufacture: starting at the press shop, where the first parts are shaped, past the ballet dancing of the robots at the body shop, to the marriage of the vehicle body and powertrain in the assembly areas. In the logistics “supermarket” you can see how vehicle parts are lined up ready to be transported to the assembly lines, some of them by “Bertha” and “Gottlieb”, two driverless transport systems.” – https://www.daimler.com/
Ducati | Bologna, Italy
“Ducati is proud to represent Italian industry – the essence of Italian style shows through the design of each bike. Sinuous, seductive and flexible lines with a permanent, timeless quality that sets an unsurpassable standard. Ducati factory and museum tours need to be booked and conducted by a Ducati guide.” – http://ducati.com/
Dartington Crystal | Torrington, Devon, United Kingdom
“Enter the Factory Experience and watch our award winning craftsmen at work from the elevated viewing platform – watch carefully as they work together, transforming hot molten crystal into elegant shapes, perfecting an art that’s 3000 years old.” – http://www.dartington.co.uk/
JCB Construction Equipment | Staffordshire, United Kingdom
See the assembly line of the world famous Backhoe Loader machine to learn how the machine is built from the delivery of the sheet steel, profiling, laser cutting, welding, paint shop, assembly and finally the finished product. The tour also includes office facilities.
Outhwaites Ropemakers | North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
“Pre-booked Escorted group visits last approximately an hour and include watching ropes made by the traditional method, viewing the ropeworks video and a tour of the factory and shop.” – http://www.ropemakers.co.uk/
Hershey’s Chocolate World | Dubai
“Get ready for a fun-filled day of HERSHEY’S Happiness! Explore our assortment of sweet chocolate attractions and treat your senses to the many wonders of chocolate. You’ll create warm memories to last a lifetime at HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction!”– http://www.hersheys.com/
Haigh’s Chocolate | Adelaide, Australia
The Haigh’s factory, located about 20 minutes from the Adelaide city centre, offers free tours of the site. You can see their team of confectioners demonstrating artisan skills to create and hand finish a variety of chocolates. You’ll also learn about the history of Haigh’s and enjoy a chocolate tasting with complimentary coffee or tea.
Pure Gelato | Croydon Park, Sydney, Australia
Pure Gelato does school group excursions to teach about products and services, the origin of gelato, and the process of making gelato. You’ll need to schedule a group of children for this tour.
Cadbury | Dunedin, New Zealand
“Unrivalled chocolate wonder awaits you on our Full Tour. This magical experience begins with a trip around the Cadbury World Visitor Center before joining your guide and heading into the factory. Donning hairnets and snoods, you’ll discover the chocolate making process right from the cocoa bean all the way through to each of the delicious products – Cadbury Dairy Milk, Old Gold, and Dream chocolate. You’ll follow the yummy scent of chocolate into the kitchen and hopefully see our chocolatiers in action. Then it’s onto the main event – the Purple Silo where one ton of liquid chocolate will fall before your very eyes. Finally you’ll head into Liquid Chocolate Tasting to enjoy dreamy Cadbury chocolate in all its melted goodness. Satisfied and content, you’ll head back down to the vintage trucks where you can take photos with your family, your travelling buddies, or even with your tour guide.” – https://www.cadbury.co.nz/
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