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Idaho Factory, Farm & Maker Tours Near You
Discover all the great factory and maker tours around you in Idaho (ID). Industrial and food factories, farm and maker tours are becoming more popular as they provide hours of entertainment and are cheap and often free. Tours are great for creative date ideas and family adventures with many factory production lines surprisingly kid friendly and educational.
01. The Berry Ranch
Visit the farm to get outdoors and create memories on a real, working farm. Wander the livestock corrals, go back in time with antique farm machinery, or bring your lunch to the picnic area. Enjoy fresh fruits, vegetables and meats…everything sold here is grown here!
02.Buck knives factory tour
Post Falls, ID
In 1964, fueled by faith and determination, Al Buck introduced the Model 110 Folding Hunter. This American original revolutionized the industry with its breakthrough folding locking system and has become the most famous and imitated knives designs of all time. Renowned for its durability, reliability and elegant simplicity, some have said it’s the greatest knife ever made.
Factory tours are Monday – Thursday at 10am and 2pm. Space is limited so recommend calling and reserving a spot.
Buck Knives are still family owned and operated. 4th generation to be exact!
03. Idaho National Laboratory EBR-1 Tour
Have you ever seen a nuclear reactor? Ever wonder how electricity is generated from nuclear energy? Satisfy your curiosity by visiting the EBR-I Atomic Museum.
The facility, a National Historic Landmark where usable electricity was first generated from nuclear energy in 1951. It’s the only place in America you can see four nuclear reactors — including two aircraft nuclear propulsion prototypes, a reactor control room, remote handling devices for radioactive materials, radiation detection equipment, and much more.
Museum fully reopens next summer!
04. Crystal Gold Mine Tour
The only authentic 1880’s underground gold mine tour in the Northwest!
Their professional and courteous guides will show you how and why this hard rock mine was dug during the 45-minute tour. You will see and touch actual gold that is still in the veins of this amazing mine. Comfortable 50 degrees year-round. Concrete walkways with no stairs to climb.
05. Sierra Silver Mine Tour
Fun for adventurers of all ages!
A retired mine is your guide as you walk through a real, previously operating silver mine. Your guide will demonstrate the operation of actual mining equipment and share his personal experiences as you learn about hard-rock silver mining.
Every Silver Mine Tour also includes a trolley ride and narrated historical tour of Wallace, Idaho – The Silver Capital of the World!