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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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  • 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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  • Harbor Sweets

    Salem

    An American chocolate tradition since 1973, Harbor Sweets produces handcrafted artisan chocolates from its original historic red brick building in Salem,... more

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  • Horizons Edge Casino

    Lynn

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  • Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn

    Hyannis

    The Guyer Barn is a community art space-a working artist studio and professional artist gallery. Enjoy changing exhibitions, classes and... more

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  • Innovation Odyssey

    Boston

    Two-hour tour highlighting Boston's greatest innovations, including the Internet, the telephone, modern surgery, the microwave, and the mutual fund. Limited,... more

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  • Mole Hollow Candles

    Sturbridge

    Mole Hollow Candles has been producing exceptional quality hand crafted candles in USA since 1969. They are located 1 mile off of... more

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  • Plymouth Water Sport and Charter Fishing

    Plymouth

    Clambakes, beach ferry, rentals of all types of water vehicles and x-treme inflatables. more

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  • Summer Walking Tour Program

    New Bedford

    Guided summer walking tours may be arranged by reservation, featuring New Bedford's 19th Century neighborhoods, emphasizing the whaling era and... more

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  • Western Avenue Studios

    Lowell

    Many of our more than 200 artists open their studios on the First Saturday of every month! more

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