Summertime Road Trips with the Manufacturer in Mind
Nothing completes road trips like a few excellent stops along the way. Check out how some of America’s coolest products are made. Here are three of the top open to the public factory tours to see on your next family vacation. This video from The List takes you inside fun factory tours that will thrill any fan or manufacturing marvels.
Todd Covelli – 2019. 3 Fun Factory Tours to Visit Across America. Available at https://www.thelisttv.com/the-list/factory-tours-across-america/
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Tours at the JPL Public Services Office are free of charge for groups and individuals on an advanced reservation basis. Tours commonly include a multimedia presentation on JPL. Guest may also visit von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, and the Spacecraft Assembly Facility.
Tours start at 1:00 pm and last between 2-2.5 hours. Walking distance is about 0.8 miles with multiple flights of stairs.
Ford Rouge Plant
Cost: Adults $18.00; Kids $13.50
Tours begin with a 15 – 20 minute bus ride from The Henry Ford Rouge Factory Tour Visitor Center. Other attractions are available on site; Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, & the Giant Screen Experience for additional admission fees.
Louisville Slugger Factory
Cost: Adults $16.00; $9.00 Kids
Guided factory tours depart every 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the season. Last factory tour leaves 45 minutes before closing. Guests should allow 90 minutes to enjoy the full tour. In addition to the tour factory, Louisville Slugger offers interactive exhibits and amazing artifacts along with daily programming.
These are the perfect stops for all road trips. What were some of your favorite road trips? Where is your next road trip going to take you? You can find us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/metafab.pdx/ and let us know where you’ll be going, or if you have any other destinations to add.