Iowa

Dodgen Industries

Humboldt, IA

Lattitude/Longitude
42.73141, -94.227079

The Born Free plant is located in Humboldt, Iowa, approximately 60 miles northwest of Ames. A sales representative takes visitors through the production facility to show them how the coaches are made. Visitors observe the team production concept, look at various floor plans, and may even take a test drive.

Hansen?s Farm Fresh Dairy

Hudson, IA

Lattitude/Longitude
42.3931509, -92.4755758

Owned and operated by the Hansen family since 1861, the Farm Fresh Dairy offers guests a hands-on tour of the working farm and dairy.

In addition to the usual farm sights, from baby calves to milking parlors to cow barns, guests can also see the creamery, the Hansen farm equipment and even domesticated wallabies that live on the farm. The dish of ice cream you receive at the end is made right there.

Visitors to Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy in Hudson, Iowa, can see animals during a hands-on tour.You can request for the tour to be hands-on, meaning in addition to the regular activities, you can also feed a calf, milk a cow by hand, make homemade butter and pet a wallaby.

If the complimentary ice cream isn't enough, you can also visit Moo Roo in Waterloo, just nine miles up the road. That's Hansen's retail store, which includes their complete dairy line, ice cream, soft-serve, ice cream pies and cakes and their Moo Roo signature chocolate cake roll with ice cream.

John Deere (Waterloo)

Waterloo, IA

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Kendrick Forest Products

Edgewood, IA

Lattitude/Longitude
42.648157, -91.401224

Tour the largest working sawmill in Iowa. See how we take logs from local timbers and create cabinets and furniture for your home at our facility in Edgewood, Iowa.

Kinze Manufacturing, INC

Williamsburg, IA

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Kinze Manufacturing's world headquarters, manufacturing facility, offices and training center span over 30 acres, located along Interstate 80, near Williamsburg, Iowa. The company receives five to seven semi-trailer loads of raw materials a day, including 35 million pounds of high-grade steel each year.

Unlike other equipment manufacturers who often assemble parts made from as far away as China, Kinze makes virtually all its planter and grain cart components. When Jon Kinzenbaw couldn't find a hydraulic cylinder that met his requirements for reliability, he simply started to make his own.

Inside the manufacturing plant, giant steel cutting and stamping machines punch out everything from large grain cart panels and planter frames to the smallest sprockets and components. Skilled welders work next to welding robots as pieces of equipment begin to take shape. Every exposed surface of the high-quality steel is first de-scaled then powder-coated and assembled by people who take an enormous amount of pride in their work. Many have tenure of over 20 years with the company.

As part of the quality assurance process, each seed meter is individually tested prior to installation on the planter. All hydraulic cylinders are cycled and pressure tested before they are installed on any machines.

After passing final inspection, each piece of equipment is taken to our state of the art indoor shipping facility to be loaded onto awaiting semi trailers or shipping containers.

If you plan to be in the area and would like to see the plant, you call the number listed and ask for "Tours" to schedule your factory tour.

RVP~1875

Jefferson, IA

Lattitude/Longitude
42.0151343, -94.3747693

RVP~1875, the world?s leading historical furniture shop and museum,
is located at 115 S. Wilson, in the historic Milligan Lumber, Grain & Coal
building in downtown Jefferson, Iowa. Owner and operator, Robby Pedersen, is a Master Furniture Maker with over 20 years experience, who builds
historically accurate furniture using only the tools, techniques and
finishes used in 1875. On display is one of the Midwest?s largest
assortments of 19th Century woodworking tools, including an 1860?s
foot-powered lathe, an 1870?s hand-crank ripsaw, and over 400 different
hand planes. Our showroom also holds over 100 pieces of unique pioneer
furniture.

Groups of all sizes are welcome. Drop in to see us and we'll show you
around, or our one-hour tour can be scheduled by appointment.

The Kaleidoscope Factory

Pocahontas, IA

Lattitude/Longitude
42.5510740, -94.6855180

Each one of my kaleidoscopes is a little different from any other I have made. I buy the brass, glass and acrylic parts but turn the wooden parts individually without any patterns or templates.

Winnebago Industries, Inc.

Forest City, IA

Lattitude/Longitude
43.250904, -93.637211

The largest motor home manufacturing facility in the world, Winnebago Industries, Inc., is located right here in Forest City in what we refer to as the most productive 60 acres in North Iowa. Founded in 1958, "Winnebago" became a household word when the first recreation vehicle manufacturer to build motor homes in an automotive-style assembly line system. Winnebago Industries builds its Winnebago, Itasca, Ultimate, and Rialta motor home brands in one of the most technologically advanced RV manufacturing facilities in existence today.