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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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    Fritz Glass

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    Fenway Park Tours

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    New England Brewery Tours

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    Boston Brew Tours

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    Cambridge

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    Sagamore

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    Wellfleet SPAT: Shellfish Promotion & Tasting

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

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    Boston

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    Hyannis

    Pearl Street where art is cultured. Pearl Street is part of a unique artist district. Visit local artists in their... more

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    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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    We are a"living monument" safegaurding historical objects representative of the material culture of the Polish people. We celebrate the... more

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