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Cool Factory Tours
Saturday, 01 November 2008
Image Remember when you were a kid, and your class went on field trips to local factories? Well, you can do that as an adult, too! Plus, you donít have to hold your buddyís hand, ride on a smelly school bus, or write a report about it later. Itís what they call a win-win.

Smarter Travel recently looked at factory tours that you can take for free (or really cheap), and theyíre a great way to get an insiderís look at all sorts of businesses when you travel. Among their picks:

The Boeing factory in Everett, Washington is a great place to see the assembly of those great big airliners, and a terrific day trip if you have kids who are fascinated by aviation. Then on-site Museum of Flight displays more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft. They do charge admission $15 for an advance reservation ($14 for seniors; $8 for children under eight), You can find out more at

Smarter Travel suggests wine and beer manufacturers as good choices for tours, especially if you like the idea of tasting the wares at the source. If youíll be traveling to a famous wine production area like Californiaís Napa Valley, it seems obvious to take a wine tour. But donít forget that other parts of the country produce wine, too. If you visit Portland, Oregon, itís a quick drive to the Willamette Valley wineries, and there are growers in other parts of the state (check out If you prefer beer, many breweries offer tours as well, from the enormous, Like Anheuser-Busch, with five facilities open to the public ( to the small microbreweries, like Dogfish Head in Milton, Delaware (

For more information, take a look at the Factory Tours USA website , which currently lists 512 tours nationwide, or read the article on Smarter Travel.
Last Updated ( Monday, 03 November 2008 )
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