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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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  • Boston Brew Tours

    Cambridge

    Boston Brew Tours is New England's only all-inclusive beer adventure. Whether you're a light beer person or connoisseur, Boston Brew... more

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  • Cape Cod Bicycle Adventures

    Wellfleet

    Guided bike tours of Cape Cod. 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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  • The Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center

    Marshfield

    Beautifully restored 1880 Queen Anne-style mansion on 14 secluded acres. The perfect setting for a wedding of casual elegance or comfortable meeting... more

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  • Elegant Touch Carriage Rides

    Boston

    Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Boston. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Old South Church

    Newburyport

    Guided tours of Newburyport's oldest church building, built in 1756 for the Rev. George Whitefield, including the basement crypt. more

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  • Pinky Maine Charters

    Gloucester

    Full-day, half-day, and overnight charters available on this historic replica schooner 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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  • Schooner Hindu of Provincetown

    Provincetown

    Two-hour sails in Cape Cod Bay aboard half scale model of a 19th-century fishing schooner; private charters. more

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  • Tailored Tours

    Plymouth

    Historic walking tours led by costumed guide. Geared toward abolitionists and pilgrim ancestry. 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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  • Where Did the Puritans Go?

    Boston

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

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  • Cape Ann Artisans

    Rockport

    16 working studios, visit with the artisans who create and design sculpture, art, hand blown glass,mosaics and pottery. The group... more

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  • Capt'n Tim Brady & Sons

    Plymouth

    Deep sea fishing, sport fishing, and whale watching. more

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  • Discover Roxbury!

    Roxbury

    Tours focus on the rich art, architecture, and history of Roxbury, an ethnically diverse neighborhood in Boston. more

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  • The DrumConnection

    Arlington

    New England's Premier Hand Drumming School serving the Greater Boston community for over 20 years. Experience music and drums African style. more

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