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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 Chinatown Tour

    Boston

    Affordable Boston Chinatown tour with insights from Show Yang, a native Chinese host. A great cultural learning and culinary experience. more

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  • Boston Harborwalk

    Boston

    47 mile public walkway that winds its way along the wharves, piers, bridges, beaches, and shoreline of Boston Harbor. One of... 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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  • 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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  • Boston Public Library

    Boston

    Established 1848 as the first publicly supported municipal library in America; Italian-Renaissance building; courtyard, sculpture, and paintings; murals by John Singer... 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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  • 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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  • Cape Cod Bicycle Adventures

    Wellfleet

    Guided bike tours of Cape Cod. more

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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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  • 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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  • Cape Cod Potato Chips

    Hyannis

    See potato chips being made on a self guided tour of the factory. more

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  • Capt'n Tim Brady & Sons

    Plymouth

    Deep sea fishing, sport fishing, and whale watching. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elegant Touch Carriage Rides

    Boston

    Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Boston. more

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  • Fenway Park Tours

    Boston

    Discover 100 years of Red Sox history at Fenway Park. Tours daily on the hour. more

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