Ever wonder how things are made? Well, you can watch the TV show How It’s Made, or try seeing it in real life.

Many factories have free or low cost tours available to the public. There’s even a website, Factory Tours USA to help you find factory tours in your area.

A personal favorite is going to the Tillamook cheese factory up in Oregon. It’s a pretty simple, self guided tour. Sometimes they even have cheese tasting going on, and the ice cream shop there is dangerously good.