Factory Tours are something I have enjoyed doing ever since I was in college. My first one was Celestial Teas in Colorado. Since then we have toured an Ice Cream Factory, Candy companies, Beer Breweries, Dr. Pepper, Jelly Belly and even an Orange Juice company. Some of the factory tours have been quite fascinating. While others I would say to go to only if you are close by, but not to make a special trip. Factory Tours can give a great glimpse of how they make their products and the behind the scenes of the company. Recently I discovered we can tour the Faribault Woolen Mill, located in the city limits of Faribault. Faribault Woolen Mill has a long history as a MN company, and recently celebrated 150 years.
Tours of the Mill are available on Thursdays for small groups at 11:00am and 1:00pm. They fill up fast so in order to reserve a spot email [email protected] or call 507-412-5534, at least two weeks in advance. Confirmation of reservation from us is required.
Are there any other factory tours in Minnesota that you can tell us about? Would love to know about them, and perhaps highlight them on the thriftyminnesota website and Facebook page.