10 Fun Family Factory Tours
Though you can’t go into the Crayola manufacturing plant itself, you can learn how crayons are made (plus color and play to your heart’s content) at its Easton, Pennsylvania, visitor center. Almost like a trip inside a crayon box. Hours vary throughout the year; tickets are $9.75, free for children 2 and younger (crayola.com or 610-515-8000).
Williamsburg Doll Factory
Get a peek at how porcelain collector dolls are crafted and painted during a free tour of this Williamsburg, Virginia, factory, which started in an old farmhouse. The hours change seasonally, so be sure to call ahead (dollfactory.com or 800-609-5727).