Factory Tours

 

My husband loves to take factory tours, and we can easily detour our RV to them along our travels. We have a book or two listing factory tours, but I wonder if there's an electronic listing I can download to my GPS?

Great idea

mshaw06 wrote:

My husband loves to take factory tours, and we can easily detour our RV to them along our travels. We have a book or two listing factory tours, but I wonder if there's an electronic listing I can download to my GPS?

Sounds like a great idea for the "what POI's would you like to see here" project thread. This link to the Travel Channel's Made in America show might make a good starting point http://search.travelchannel.com/search?p=UK&srid=S1-4&lbc=tr....

There are already POI file made from other shows, like "Diners, Drives & Dives," so this could fit right into the theme!

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Don't Forget...

Be sure to include the POI-Factory, factory tour in your list. Miss POI & Jon just love showing off their "baby." Just remember, hard hats and safety glasses are required on the tour. Making POIs can be dangerous work and they take safety very seriously. mrgreen laugh out loud mrgreen laugh out loud rolleyes (I know, I'm a sick puppy)

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Hey Gary......... you

Hey Gary......... you bored...... smile:)smile

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

I'll Go With Bored...

Now, my wife might give you a different reason. wink

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This sounds like a cool

This sounds like a cool project!! I'll start it if people want to submit their locations.

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

WI Cheese Factories

I have posted a Cheese factory tour POI if you are close to WI. My wife and I like doing tours also.

We have found some really good places with very inexpensive cheese to buy. Gorgonzola for $3.60 a pound is one of our favorites. Also cheddar or colby for $2.60. We are still looking for a place that makes parmesian and feta.

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Garmin Nuvi 750

Factory Tours

This does sound like a great project. I'd help if this project does get started...

Funny

Gary A wrote:

Be sure to include the POI-Factory, factory tour in your list. Miss POI & Jon just love showing off their "baby." Just remember, hard hats and safety glasses are required on the tour. Making POIs can be dangerous work and they take safety very seriously. mrgreen laugh out loud mrgreen laugh out loud rolleyes (I know, I'm a sick puppy)

We have actually had schools call us to set up a tour;) I thought it was really cool.

Miss POI

Michigan's Wine tour (Southwest)

Here is a map of few wine factories in southwest Michigan: http://www.michiganwines.com/map.php?page=tour_southwest

Sorry, I am not a local to the area but did travel to a few on them all within driving distance.

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Garmin Nüvi 650, 255WT

I Remember

miss poi wrote:
Gary A wrote:

Be sure to include the POI-Factory, factory tour in your list. Miss POI & Jon just love showing off their "baby." Just remember, hard hats and safety glasses are required on the tour. Making POIs can be dangerous work and they take safety very seriously. mrgreen laugh out loud mrgreen laugh out loud rolleyes (I know, I'm a sick puppy)

We have actually had schools call us to set up a tour;) I thought it was really cool.

Miss POI

I remember you telling us that story before and that's what prompted me to post that factitious thought.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Here is just about the best

Here is just about the best tour out there!

http://www.thehenryford.org/rouge/index.aspx

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

We should also see if we can

We should also see if we can get tours here.

7681 E. Gray Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

OK

onestep wrote:

We should also see if we can get tours here.

7681 E. Gray Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

OK, you made me go look that one up. Very funny, but it would be interesting to see.

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Gary A wrote:
onestep wrote:

We should also see if we can get tours here.

7681 E. Gray Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

OK, you made me go look that one up. Very funny, but it would be interesting to see.

I don't get it, other than dessert, what's on Gray Road

When you figure it out

When you figure it out please don't spoil it for everyone else.smile

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

What's There?

Check out the web site
http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
okay I won't spoil it

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Jim Garmin nuvi 660

Huh?

l050606 wrote:

Check out the web site
http://www.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
okay I won't spoil it

That link leads to a friend finder site, are you sure you got the right link?

Miss POI

All I have to say is That I

All I have to say is
That I wish people would learn how to
Search. :

P.S. Not you Miss P.

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Difficult

onestep wrote:

When you figure it out please don't spoil it for everyone else.smile

It really shouldn't be this difficult. mrgreen Google is your friend. rolleyes

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I would assume they lock

I would assume they lock their doors pretty tight!!!!

Nice one!!

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

Sounds good.

Sounds good to me. I will see what we have in this area.

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Beechcreek

Actually there already is a website:

http://factorytoursusa.com/

You can search by state.

Bob

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Garmin Nuvi 200w, 2555LM

Thanks Bob

fluffo2 wrote:

http://factorytoursusa.com/
You can search by state.
Bob

I ran across this last night. I emailed the webmaster to see if we can use it for a start.

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

Factory Tours

I know this runs contrary to the ideal of using a GPS to locate options, but here's a URL that can help ID tour choices:

http://www.factorytoursusa.com/Index.asp

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Bureau of Engraving and Printing

9000 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76131
-97.348712,32.902075

Phone: 817-231-4000 (local)
1-866-865-1194 (toll-free)

One of only two sites in the US that print paper currency

Web site:
http://www.moneyfactory.gov/locations/section.cfm/25/493

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Appropriate to this site

Appropriate to this site smile

Factory Tours

I believe that's covered under "Breweries."!!

Fred

No thanks....

alisk wrote:

I know this runs contrary to the ideal of using a GPS to locate options, but here's a URL that can help ID tour choices:

http://www.factorytoursusa.com/Index.asp

Just as an FYI, I heard back from the webmaster and they are not willing to share their info for a POI file...

Chuck

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

For Candy Lovers

Jelly Belly Factory Tours.

http://www.jellybelly.com/visit_jelly_belly/california_facto...

Was down in the Bay Area last week but couldn't manage to fit this tour in.

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Peter

Tillamook Cheese Factory

The Tillamook Cheese Factory just north of Tillamook Oregon is a good self tour. They have an overhead view of the plant floor, a sample area, cheese and gift shops, a decent grill, and an excellent ice cream shop.

No trip up Hwy 101 should miss a stop here even if it is only for an ice cream cone.

From my Legend GPS...

N45 29.056 W123 50.654

4175 Highway 101 North
Tillamook, OR 97141
(503) 815-1300

Open daily year-round
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Labor Day through mid-June)
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Mid-June through Labor Day)

http://www.tillamookcheese.com/

I am sorry to read they will

I am sorry to read they will not share...I wonder if they even know what GPS is and how valuable it can be.

Common Response

alisk wrote:

I am sorry to read they will not share...I wonder if they even know what GPS is and how valuable it can be.

For some unknown reason, this seems to be the response of most companies. They want you to go to their website for location information. Probably to support their advertisers or hoping that you will buy something.

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Commercial SIte?!?!

Gary A wrote:
alisk wrote:

I am sorry to read they will not share...I wonder if they even know what GPS is and how valuable it can be.

For some unknown reason, this seems to be the response of most companies. They want you to go to their website for location information. Probably to support their advertisers or hoping that you will buy something.

He said this site was commercial due to the ads. I had forgot, but if you do not register and login, there are Google ads here.

I said this was a free site and that I would provide a link back to his site as the source for many of the entries... No dice!!!

But, lets not let that stop us! I still think this is a cool idea for a POI and I will make it based on the entries we get here!!

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Nuvi 2595 & 760 | http://www.chucksphotospot.com

Been there!

lsmonop wrote:

Bureau of Engraving and Printing

9000 Blue Mound Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76131
-97.348712,32.902075

Phone: 817-231-4000 (local)
1-866-865-1194 (toll-free)

One of only two sites in the US that print paper currency

Web site:
http://www.moneyfactory.gov/locations/section.cfm/25/493

Been to this tour. It is great.

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Mary, Nuvi 2450, Garmin Viago, Honda Navigation, Nuvi 750 (gave to son)

Jelly Belly

I know I am late to the thread, but I saw this post and I had to comment. The Jelly Belly was one of the best free factory tours I had ever been on. Almost as good as Ben & Jerry's Ice Creme - http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/factory-tours/

I have started this POI

I have started this POI file, so submit your favorites here!!

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