Polaris Manufacturing Facility
205 5th Ave. SW
Roseau, Minnesota 56751
Snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles are a part of Minnesota culture. Every day, Monday through Friday, at 2:00 p.m. visitors are invited to see the Polaris Manufacturing Facility in action. Afterward, guests can head to the nearby 5,600-square-foot Polaris Experience Center for a self-guided tour of the memorabilia and to learn about the company’s fifty-year history.
Cirrus Design Corporation
Cirrus Aircraft Corporation – Customer Center
4514 Taylor Circle
Duluth, MN 55811
You don’t have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy a peak at the Cirrus plant where the SR-20 and SR-22 single-engine, piston-powered aircraft are designed and manufactured. Company tours are available on Wednesdays and are limited to 10 guests.
Red Wing Stoneware Co.
4909 Moundview Drive
Red Wing, MN 55066
A short factory tour of Red Wine Stoneware Company reveals how this beautiful stoneware is created. Each $3 admission grants visitors a $5 coupon for use in the on-site factory store. Tours run weekdays at 10:30 a.m., 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. year round.
3506 Kendall Circle
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Learn all about the candle-making process at Kendall Candles where 500 different candle sizes and shapes are created with 70 different fragrances. Tours last about 15 minutes.
120 E Main St
Glenville, MN 56036
If you’re a hands-on kind of person, you won’t want to miss a tour of this candle and soap-making business. After the factory tour, attendees can pay a minimal fee to make their own bar of soap and candle.
Abdallah Chocolates & Gifts
3501 W County Rd 42
Burnsville, MN 55306-3805
This sweet-treat tour doesn’t reveal the actual candy making process, but visitors can watch through a viewing window to see Abdallah Chocolates being hand-molded and hand-dipped.
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