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Vermont Factory, Farm & Maker Tours Near You
Discover all the great factory and maker tours around you in Vermont (VT). 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. Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
The Waterbury site is the only Ben & Jerry’s factory open to the public. The very first factory, built in 1985, continues to manufacture upwards of 350,000 pints per day while offering our fans a sneak peek at their humble beginnings. Guided tours have allowed them to share with millions of guests the evolution of what started as a small local company from the early days in the gas station.
02. Vermont Teddy Bear Factory Tour
Factory is open year-round 7 days a week. It is a must-see for kids and adults of all ages who live in or are visiting Vermont! Recommend planning to spend about an hour or more on-site at Vermont Teddy Bear.
All visitors enter the building through the Bear Shop, which features their Bears, Vermont-made products, and an area where you can create your own Bear. You’ll want to take a tour of the factory, with one of the Bear Ambassadors who will guide you through a fun, informative tour where you’ll watch a small group of craftspeople creating the Bears by hand, one-by-one!
03. Burton Prototype Factory Tour
Journey through 40 years of Burton history and get an inside look at Craig’s, Vermont R&D facility.
Craig’s Prototype Facility represents Burton’s investment in R&D. This 10,000 square-foot facility houses the best of Burton’s high-end, custom-built machinery. Although capable of producing thousands of snowboards, Craig’s is dedicated to R&D and only produces a limited run of boards each season that we call the Backyard Project.
Tours available Monday through Friday at 2pm.
No tours Friday, February 17 and Monday, February 20.
04. Shelburne Farms Tour
Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future.
They welcome everyone to explore the big ideas of sustainability on their diversified working farm — and to uncover these ideas in the places around the world that they call home. The entire historic campus is a living classroom that invites program participants, visitors, and overnight guests to learn, grow, and be inspired.
05. Liberty Hill Farm Tour
Tours are scheduled to coincide with daily chores to allow guests the opportunity to experience daily farm life. Guests will be able to watch the cow milking process and even try their hand at milking! They love to share their love of farming and animals with others All proceeds from Farm Tours go directly to their nonprofit organization, Liberty Hill Center for Agricultural Education.
Liberty Hill Farm is one of the voices representing the family farm owners of Cabot Creamery Co-operative.