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38 Tours in Wisconsin

Arena Cheese
Arena, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.161763,-89.907842

Arena Cheese is located in the Wisconsin River Valley on State Highway 14 in Arena, Wisconsin. Arena Cheese is the home of the original Co-Jack Cheese and is easily recognized by the mouse in front of the cheese and gift store.

Arena Cheese provides a viewing area so you can watch our artesian cheese maker making different varieties of cheeses. Samples of some of our various cheeses are available for your tasting pleasure. Don?t forget to take home fresh ?squeaky? cheese curds made daily.


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Capital Brewery
Middleton, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.094876,-89.51625

For more than 25 years Capital Brewery has proudly represented Wisconsin's rich brewing heritage. Capital produces a wide range of liquid personalities, all of whom are dedicated to enhancing the enjoyment of life.


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Carr Valley Cheese
La Valle, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.48173,-90.178599

Nestled amongst the rolling hills and lush pastures of central Wisconsin, Carr Valley cheese remains one of Wisconsin?s traditional cheese plants, famous for its cheddar varieties made the old-fashioned way. Owned and operated by the Cook family, Carr Valley will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year.

While tourists, and locals alike, flock to stores in Sauk City, Mauston and La Valle for cheese curds and aged cheddar blocks, what sets the business apart are the specialty cheeses created and produced by Sid Cook.

?The general trend in cheese making is bigger, but here at Carr Valley we have just become ...
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Cedar Creek Winery
Cedarburg, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.3005620,-88.0308129

The Cedar Creek Winery is nestled in the wonderful old-world ambiance of the Cedar Creek Settlement, a restored 1860's woolen mill that was once the largest west of the Alleghenies .

The mill was powered by the rushing waters of Cedar Creek, which were channeled down the mill race and through an open-flume water wheel. The 50-horsepower water wheel generated electricity and ran the mill's 21 looms and knitting machines, which converted heavy Wisconsin wool into yarns, blankets, flannels -- and even socks for the old Chicago White Sox!

In 1972, the building was converted to a winery by Jim ...
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Cedar Grove Cheese
Plain, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.279695,-90.028975

Located just east of Hwy 23 in Plain, Cedar Grove Cheese is a family owned cheese factory practicing and teaching the cheesemaking art. We feature the best traditional and specialty cheese you've ever tasted - without artificial hormones or animal enzymes including:

Fresh Cheese Curds
Colby
Marbled Colby
Mild Cheddar
Medium Cheddar
Garlic Dill Cheddar
Sun-dried Tomato Basil Cheddar
Monterey Jack
Pepper Jack
Farmer Cheese

Cedar Grove Cheese specializes in organic cheese which is made from pasteurized whole organic milk. The organic certification is obtained through OCIA. Our other ingredients ...
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Corenso North America
Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.4000354,-89.832801

One of the world's leading producers of high performance cores and tubes and high quality coreboards. Corenso provides free, guided tours of the Core Converting Mill. The tour will demonstrate the production process of manufactured spiral wound cores with applications from small medical tape all the way up to large paper mill cores.


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Gray Brewing Company
Janesville, WI

Latitude/Longitude
42.679383,-89.049808

This micro-brewery prides itself on its flavorful line of beers, rootbeer and cream soda. The tour takes you from brewing to bottling to tasting of the delicious brews and is a treat for all to see and enjoy. Gifts also are available for purchase.


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Harley-Davidson Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations Steel Toe Tour (Menomonee Falls, Wi)
Menomonee Falls, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.1483578,-88.1044445

The Steel Toe Tour gives you a chance to learn Harley-Davidson® history and get up-close and personal with V-Twin engine manufacturing.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company?s 849,000 square-foot Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin is home of the ?Big Twin.?

Pilgrim Road employees produce engines and transmissions for the final assembly plants in York, Pennsylvania and Kansas City, Missouri for Touring, Softail® and Dyna® model families. Engines and transmissions are also produced for sale through Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories business.

The Steel Toe Tour package includes one ticket to the Harley-Davidson Museum® where you?ll get a glimpse ...
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Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations (Menomonee Falls ,WI)
Menomonee Falls, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.1483578,-88.1044445

Harley-Davidson Motor Company's 849,000 square-foot Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is home of the "Big Twin." Pilgrim Road employees produce engines and transmissions for the final assembly plants in York, Pennsylvania, and Kansas City, Missouri, for Touring, Softail® and Dyna® model families. Engines and transmissions are also produced for sale through Harley-Davidson® Genuine Motor Parts and Accessories business.

The Standard Factory Tour offers a view of the assembly line and designated machining areas.


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Hillestad Pharmaceuticals, USA
Woodruff, WI

Latitude/Longitude
45.8918,-89.700218

We invite you to drop by and tour our manufacturing facility. Located on highway 51 (1/2 mile north of hwy 47 & 51 intersection) in Woodruff. See vitamins, minerals, protein tablets, herbs , skin cremes and lotions manufactured using natural source nutrients. Don't miss it.


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Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Chippewa Falls, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.943321,-91.3953049

It's in an area of wooded hillsides; swift-flowing rivers; dairy farms; small, friendly towns; and one very special place - Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Join thousands of folks who visit the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company each year on their trips to the Northwoods. Experience how Leinenkugel's® award-winning beers are handcrafted in an old-world Germanic brewery dating back over 140 years.

There's no place, or beer, like ours. Come take a tour, sample our brews and see for yourself.The Leinenkugel brewery tour, which starts and ends at the Leinie Lodge?, is free. Let our Lodge guides introduce you to ...
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Jelly Belly Center (WI)
Pleasant Prairie, WI

Latitude/Longitude
42.527323,-87.893097

Sweet sensations and a world of delight await you at the Jelly Belly Center, a mouthwatering stop located off the I-94 Milwaukee/Chicago corridor,near the state line. The Center is designed so visitors can take a tour of our warehouse (really, it's fun!) and taste the magic of "the original gourmet jelly bean," Jelly Belly.

You'll start from Jelly Belly Junction, and hop on board the Jelly Belly Express train for a tour inside the large warehouse and distribution center. The 30-minute ride makes stops at a variety of Stations with large screen videos showing the company's century of candy ...
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Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful Recycling Tour
Milwaukee, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.03340,-87.93060

Do you wonder what happens to your recyclables once you leave them at the curb? Join us for our hands-on exploration into the world of trash, recycling, and more. We have a wide variety of programs and tours that include looking at renewable energy and the recycling facility.

We offer tours and programs for youth and adults.


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Knigge Farms LLC
Omro, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.05616,-88.807242

Half hour guided tour of a working family dairy farm using robotic milking technology. You will tour a free stall dairy barn where cows milk themselves 24 hours a day. Visit calves and feed them if your visit is during their feeding time. Cats, kittens, chickens and Jack the farm dog are other animals for you to see.


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Kohler Company
Kohler, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.739801,-87.779874

For anyone who?s ever wondered how their KOHLER bathtub or faucet was made, the company opens its doors in a unique insider?s tour ? the Industry in Action factory tour. Offered every weekday morning, Kohler?s Industry in Action factory tour takes visitors through the numerous buildings that create everything from vitreous china lavatories to massive 6-foot cast iron tubs.


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Lakefront Brewery
Milwaukee, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.0546815,-87.9051167

Milwaukee?s own Lakefront Brewery Inc. started in 1987. The industrious and inventive microbrewery located on the Milwaukee River has become a Milwaukee landmark. Its rich history includes partnerships with local taverns, preservation of local historical pieces, unique tours, family style dining options and most importantly, great beer.

Beginnings

President Russ Klisch said it all started with his brother, Jim. Jim expressed interest in beer making near his birthday and Russ humored him by giving him a book on the subject. To Russ? surprise, Jim read the book and brewed the beer. According to Russ, Jim ...
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Lambeau Field
Green Bay, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.502817,-88.060735

with an intimate tour of this amazing, hallowed ground. The 60-minute tour gives you access to behind-the-scenes areas. You'll learn the history of Lambeau Field. And you'll even walk through the team tunnel on the same concrete that every Packers player has walked on since Lombardi's teams took the field.

Each one-hour tour will begin in Harlan Plaza at the statues of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi. Tour guides will lead fans through the all-new Atrium, up to the Club Level for an exclusive look at the private boxes, club seats and the Legends Club, and then visit the ...
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Leinenkugel Brewing
Chippewa Falls, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.942766,-91.395883

When Jacob Leinenkugel first came to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in 1866, he found wide rivers, lush forests, clean water. And 2500 thirsty lumberjacks. As the son of a German brew master and brother to two others, Jacob knew an opportunity when he saw one. So he and business partner John Miller set to work building the Spring Brewery. The name held the secret of their rich, tasty product. The pure water that flowed from the Big Eddy Spring. Neither acidic nor alkaline, the water was perfect for brewing full-bodied beer. And, in 1867, the first batch of Leinenkugel's beer was ...
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Mepps / Sheldons', Inc.
Antigo, WI

Latitude/Longitude
45.157612,-89.150291

The American Home of Mepps / Sheldons', Inc., the world headquarters for Mepps, the world's #1 lure, is located at 626 Center St. on the north side of Antigo, Wisconsin. We're just off Highway 45 North. Visit us the next time you're in the area. Take a guided tour, and watch us hand-make the world's #1 lure. See all of the 4000-plus lures Mepps manufacturers. We also have an impressive trophy room you won't want to miss!


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Miller Brewing Company
Milwaukee, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.04219,-87.963228

Sample Miller Brewing's tasty brews! Kids are always welcome, and get to sample some refreshing soda. We offer tours in one of our brewery.

Miller Brewing Co.'s Milwaukee Brewery still sits on the original land purchased by Frederick J. Miller in 1855. This land now houses its corporate headquarters, as well. The brewery offers free, daily tours of its facilities, where you see each step of the brewing process performed by the 950 employees who work there.


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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Production Facility
Milwaukee, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.0101755,-87.9646334

Tours are free, include a video presentation, and generally last 45-60 minutes. Groups of up to 30 and children over 10 are welcome. Tours are available year-round.


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Minhas Craft Brewery
Monroe, WI

Latitude/Longitude
42.6001271,-89.6421949

You Are Invited to the Minhas Craft Brewery. Please take our tour and take a step behind the scenes as we make the finest beer in the world, with the same commitment to quality that existed when this Brewery was founded on this very land back in 1845, the brewery can boast to their status as the oldest continual brewery in the Midwest, and second oldest in the USA. Brewery historians will recall the former Joseph Huber Brewing Company as the home of Berghoff Beer. Today's flagship brews are Lazy Mutt and Swiss Amber Ale. After seeing the raws ingredients ...
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New Glarus Brewing Company
New Glarus, WI

Latitude/Longitude
42.8170693,-89.6306133

Stop on by our little brewery next time you're in the area. While you're here, you can visit our gift shop. New Glarus Brewing Company's Gift Shop offers a wide variety of merchandise from clothing to glassware to keychains and stickers. We have something for everyone. All of our delicious brews can be purchased as well in the gift shop. Do you need directions to New Glarus?


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Old Country Wisconsin Cheese, Inc.
Cashton, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.804805,-90.773634

The Old Country Wisconsin Cheese factory is located in the heart of the Amish community in Western Wisconsin. We accept fresh can milk from 230 Amish milk producers who live around Cashton, Hillsboro, Tomah, Wilton, Sylvan, Readstown, Liberty Pole, and Chaseburg. Old Country Cheese brings in 120,000 pounds of milk a day from over 230 Amish milk producers.

Old Country Wisconsin Cheese is one of only a few factories left in the United States that handles only fresh can milk. In 1982, the Old Order Amish Community of Cashton reached a consensus. Having their own cheese factory was the best ...
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Palermo's Pizza
Milwaukee, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.031658,-87.9560745

If you?d like to learn more about Palermo?s Pizza we invite you to take Milwaukee?s only pizza factory tour. Tours of our Villa Palermo facility are available during which you?ll learn about how pizzas are made, our company?s history and other fun facts about pizza. Tours take approximately 1 hour to complete and include a 20-minute video of our company history; a walking tour of the plant and a slice of our fresh pan pizza in our Pizzeria & Café and Palermo?s merchandise.


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SC Johnson Wax
Racine, WI

Latitude/Longitude
42.712808,-87.791383

Since its opening on April 22, 1939, the SC Johnson Administration Center has been a "mecca" for tourists, architects and Frank Lloyd Wright devotees from around the world. Artists and photgraphers have captured the building's sweeping curves and geometric designs on canvas and film. And thousands of people have delighted in the spectacular "bird-cage" elevators. What began as a new office building for SC Johnson Wax has become a testament to the foresight of H. F. Johnson, Jr. and the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright. The feeling was shared by LIFE magazine when it compared the 1939 World's Fair and ...
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Sprecher Brewing Co
Glendale, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.100021,-87.919496

Start your tour in our Rathskellar Museum where you can view brewing memorabilia from long gone Wisconsin breweries while waiting for your tour to begin. Next, visit the brew house and discover how Sprecher is reviving the Old World brewing traditions that once made Milwaukee famous. Travel through the lager cellar to see the Bavarian murals on display on our bottling room.

After the tour, the next best thing to Munich is Sprecher's indoor beer garden, with oom-pah music and samples from any of eight or nine beers and six sodas on draught. Prosit!


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Springside Cheese Factory
Oconto Falls, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.9639490,-88.1618520

Springside Cheese Corporation is a family owned Wisconsin cheese manufacturer of traditional and flavored artisan cheese. One of the last few cheese factories in Northeast Wisconsin, Springside Cheese has been making hand crafted, rich and creamy cheese since 1908.

Visit us at our cheese factory to view the cheese making process through windows overlooking the facility. There are also pictures overhead depicting how we make our artisan cheese. Staff is always available to answer any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you soon.


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Stevens Point Brewery
Stevens Point, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.5104,-89.5734

The Stevens Point Brewery is steeped in a history that has transcended the trials of the Civil War, the Great Depression and Prohibition. More than 150 years later, the Stevens Point Brewery continues to successfully brew quality beer, just as the brewery's founders, Frank Wahle and George Ruder, did in 1857. This undeniable endurance is a testament of why the Stevens Point Brewery, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is the 5th oldest continuously operating brewery remaining in the United States. Today, the Stevens Point Brewery is proud to be Wisconsin-owned and independently operated.

We take great pride in our history. And, ...
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Svoboda Industries
Kewaunee, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.4438833,-87.506162

Svoboda Industries Inc specializes in manufacturing fine wooden parts and products to customer specifications. We can provide everything from parts and kits to completely finished and assembled packaged product.

Our woodworking capabilities include design input and refinement, prototyping, short and long production runs, complete assembly, packaging and bulk or drop shipping.
Some of our processes include: CNC machining, CNC handle machining, secondary operations, mouldings, and full finishing including staining, clear top coats and painting. We are well versed at working with hardwoods, softwoods, exotic woods, MDF, plywood and wood substrates.

At Svoboda Industries Inc our mindset is to exceed ...
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Three Lakes Winery
Three Lakes, WI

Latitude/Longitude
45.79654,-89.170629

One of the most important aspects of Three Lakes Winery is our tours. This is because we consider it an important tool in educating people about the difference between fruit winemaking and making grape wine. We also have the chance to show how our fruit wines are different from other fruit wines! The Tour has a prominent place in our website, too, although nothing can compare to the "real" thing. As you read, try to imagine the smell of wine fermenting, or the sound of the bottling machine in action...better yet, plan a trip up to Three Lakes and stop ...
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Trek Bicycle Corporation
Waterloo, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.18102,-89.002828

Trek is a privately held corporation that still resides in Waterloo, the small town in Southeastern Wisconsin where in 1976 five employees started making hand-built bicycle frames in an old wooden barn.

Nearly a quarter century later, Trek is the world leader in bicycle products and accessories, with 1,500 employees worldwide.

Our designers and engineers incorporate the most advanced technology available into Trek products, resulting in many industry innovations. The award-winning Y bike. Alpha aluminum, OCLV and OCLV HC carbon fiber frame materials. The Pro Race geometry. Y Foil, Variable Rate Suspension (VRX), Women's Specific Design (WSD), Soft ...
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Twig's Beverage
Shawano, WI

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Come to Shawano, WI and visit Twig's Beverage! In 2015 they opened a glass bottled soft drink museum focused on Sun Drop and the history of Twig's Beverage. You will be able to watch live production, sample the sodas, watch multiple videos around the museum, experience vintage advertising, vending, and a mock up of an antique city street. On your way out you can stop in at the gift shop and pick up some cool Sun Drop merchandise!


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Union Star Cheese
Zittau, WI

Latitude/Longitude
44.2168220,-88.7879500

Union Star -- making quality cheese for more than a century
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It all began with the age-old question of ?low fat.?

In the early 1900s, almost all Wisconsin dairy farmers sold their milk to local cheese factories. The introduction of the ?Babcock Test? - a method for determining the butterfat content of milk ? led to scaled pricing of milk based on fat content. Simply put, cheese factories were only willing to pay top dollar for milk with a high fat content. Thirteen farmers including our Great Grand Uncle, Henry Metzig, were upset that their milk was considered ?low ...
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Waukesha County Materials Recycling Facility (TOURS NO LONGER OFFERED)
Waukesha, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.001311,-88.24328

Discover the relationship between recycling, energy savings, waste reduction and cost savings! A presentation of surprising recycling facts is guaranteed to raise awareness of the critical role that recycling and waste reduction play in saving energy and reducing pollution. A tour of the plant floor and a visit to our education room for an hour-long trip is sure to inform and surprise you.


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Widmer's Cheese Cellars
Theresa, WI

Latitude/Longitude
43.517409,-88.452644

The story of Widmer's Cheese begins over 70 years ago, when our founder, John O. Widmer, left Switzerland to come to America. He choose to settle in one of the most famous cheese producing regions of the world, Dodge County Wisconsin. As did many Swiss immigrants, John O. Widmer became a cheese maker. He worked in various cheese factories as an apprentice before settling in Theresa Wisconsin in 1922.

His theory was quality first, and he consistently strove to produce a better product. He passed on his methods to his three sons John, Ralph and Jim who have since retired, ...
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Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Company
Janesville, WI

Latitude/Longitude
42.677571,-89.035518

The Janesville Roundhouse is rich with history. Built in 1905, the roundhouse remains in active service today, serving as a critical terminal on the Wisconsin Southern Railraod system.


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Wisconsin Wagon Company
Janesville, WI

Latitude/Longitude
42.6820158,-89.0303401

Early Years: In 1915, "Wisconsin Carriage Company," who had the reputation for building quality buggies, carriages, sleights and cutters realized that the introduction of the automobile was adversely affecting their historic business. So they put their efforts into the design and manufacturing of coaster wagons, "skudder" cars and other sidewalk toys. It was at this time the company decided to name this spinoff group "Janesville Products Company". Their toys were sold by the thousands and gained a nationwide reputation. Toys were advertised regularly in such national publications as the "Saturday Evening Post".

Early Coaster wagons featured ball bearing spoked ...
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