5 Fun Factory Tours for Kids
For kids, there's nothing quite like seeing how some of their favorite stuff is made. Here are 5 places where visitors can get an inside look at assembly lines, and walk away with some free stuff, to boot.
Jelly BellyYou're guaranteed a sugar-high on the 45-minute tour through Jelly Belly's main factory in Fairfield, CA. Guides lead visitors over glass-enclosed catwalks that provide a bird's-eye view of how workers process, flavor, color, sort and package these jewel-like candies (not surprisingly, sugar is a key ingredient every step of the way). The tour also includes a detailed explanation of how Jelly Belly comes up with such authentic flavors (hint: some of the flavors are real). The factory is dormant on weekends, so be sure to go during the week. All tours include a free 2-oz. bag of jelly beans and conclude in the factory store (where it is nearly impossible not to buy more beans for the road).