Factory tours can be an educational adventure for the whole family and there are a variety of businesses across Northeast Ohio that allow you to take a tour of their production facility.
Some offer in-person tours while others have video tours you can watch online.
Helpful Tip: Most of the in-person tours require advanced registration. Make sure you call ahead for a reservation.
Fun Factory Tours in Northeast Ohio
Anastasiades Exclusive Chocolates
Watch a 6-minute online video tour of the factory. It will make you hungry for some chocolate so make sure you check out their online store when you’re finished.
Harry London/Fannie May Fine Chocolates
5353 Lauby Rd., North Canton, OH 44720
Free tours of the working chocolate factory run hourly Monday through Thursday from 10am until 4pm. Enjoy samples during the tour, and afterward, shop at their retail store to take some home.
(800) 321-0444 Ext. 119
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Hartville Chocolate Factory
114 S. Prospect Ave., Hartville, OH 44632
Advanced reservations are required to take the 45-minute guided tour. For $5 per person, you also receive samples and a gift to take home.
Malley’s Chocolates has been in operation since the 1930s. It is now a staple of Northeast Ohio. If you grew up around Cleveland as I did, you probably took a field trip or two to tour the factory. Unfortunately, they now only offer virtual tours.
P. Graham Dunn
630 Henry St., Dalton, OH 44618
Take a window tour of the factory which specializes in wooden home décor. Email or call ahead to schedule an appointment.
You can almost smell the fresh bread while taking an online photo tour of the bakery. The website also has fun videos and downloadable coloring pages for kids.
327 Karl Ave., Dover, OH 44622
The store has a viewing area to watch knives being made. If you contact them ahead of time and go during the week, someone can be available to explain the process.