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Those TV shows where they show you how things are made are great and all, but they’re missing the best part: samples. Massachusetts has all kinds of factory tours that let you experience the making process hands-, eyes-, and sometime even mouth-on. Take the Taza Chocolate Factory Tour and and see what dreams, er, chocolate is made of. Sampling the product makes the tour more interesting at Boston’s two big brewers: the Sam Adams Brewery and Harpoon Brewery. If you like your factories cute and cuddly, the Island Alpaca Company on Martha’s Vineyard has got you covered (in alpaca fleece). And at Cape Cod Potato Chips, you’ll see how those weird things that grow in the ground turn into perfectly golden chips. Free samples, of course, included.

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  • Cape Cod Central Railroad

    Hyannis

    Two-hour scenic train rides through cranberry bogs and seaside villages; luncheon trains, elegant dinner trains, and family supper trains. more

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  • Island Alpaca Farm of Martha's Vineyard

    Oak Bluffs

    Get up close with these gentle, lovable, friendly and fun creatures at Island Alpaca Farm to learn more about the... more

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  • Wachusett Mountain Skyride

    Princeton

    Foliage skyride; festivals; hiking trails. more

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  • Bread & Circus Bakehouse

    Medford

    Visit Bread & Circus Bakehouse where we make organic breads and pastries. After you tour our facility you will enjoy free... more

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  • Colonial Lantern Tours

    Plymouth

    Nightly historic or ghost walking tours of Plymouth; punched-tin lanterns provided. Plymouth's original tour company. more

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  • Ara's Tours

    Nantucket

    90-minute van tour of Nantucket Island with resident naturalist and photographer. more

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  • Boston Maritime History Trail

    Boston

    Self-guided walking tour of Boston's historic waterfront; maps available at visitor centers and at sites along waterfront. more

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  • Fitchburg Ghost Tours

    Fitchburg

    Take a step back in time and hear about the most prominent families in Fitchburg. Learn about the Crockers' secret... more

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  • Harbor Sweets

    Salem

    Sweet confections and a production tour of the factory. Call for a factory tour, no chocolate production on Saturdays and... more

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  • Literary Trail of Greater Boston

    Boston

    Self-guided twenty-mile trail explores the heritage of some of the country's greatest authors; homes, gathering places, and landscapes associated with 19... more

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  • Hy-Line Cruises

    Hyannis

    Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard ferry service from Hyannis. Hyannisport Harbor Cruises past the Kennedy Compound. Deep-Sea Fishing. Cape Cod Canal... more

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  • Native Plymouth Tours

    Wareham

    The first organized walking Tours of downtown Plymouth Massachusetts presented through the eyes and perspective of Native American guides. Have... more

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  • Where Did the Puritans Go?

    Boston

    A guided walking tour of 17th century Boston with costumed interpreter more

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  • Boston Masonic Building

    Boston

    The Massachusetts home of the world's oldest and largest fraternity is an historic building with magnificent architecture. Open to the... more

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  • Cape Cod Indian Walks-Dennis

    North Eastham

    2 Walks offered. 1'st Indian Conservation Lands Dennis. Learn the history and culture of the C.C. Indians. Second walks, First... more

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  • Come Wine With Us

    Mashpee

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  • Cycle New England

    Sutton

    self-guided bike tours featuring charming and historic villages, cozy B&B's, spectacular coastline and interesting sites. more

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  • OceanQuest Hands-On Discovery Cruises

    E. Dennis

    Cruise station to station aboard the Venture Inn II and enjoy the scenic beauty of Woods Hole as you explore... more

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  • The Plymouth Night Tour

    Plymouth

    Take Plymouth's best Tour guides and train them as real Paranormal Investigators, you get the Plymouth Night Tour! Old Plymouth's... more

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  • Tours of Symphony Hall

    Boston

    Home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops. Learn about the history and architecture of the building. more

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