Chelsea Teddy Bear Company

Chelsea, MI

42.3201601, -84.0204095

What does one hundred thousand teddy bears look like...

Well come and see 100,000 teddy bears in our 35,000 sq./ft. warehouse and production facility located in the historic Clock Tower Complex, in downtown Chelsea, Michigan.

Tours will be open to the public on Saturdays at the following times:
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Private group tours may be scheduled for any day Monday through Saturday.

Ford Rouge Factory

Dearborn, MI

42.3004, -83.233769

Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a self-guided five-part experience that
includes: Legacy Theater, Art of Manufacturing Theater, Observation
Deck, Dearborn Truck Plant and the Legacy Gallery. Theater seating is
limited to 79 guests per show; shows run continuously until 4:00 PM and
are seated on a first come first serve basis.

Legacy Theater
Learn about the triumphs and tragedies surrounding the Rouge, much of it
told through rare, never-before-seen historic footage.
Approximate time: 13 minutes

Art of Manufacturing Theater
A multi-sensory theater experience including a 360-degree look at how
automobiles are made!
Approximate time: 14 minutes

Observation Deck Tour
View the world's largest living roof from our 80-foot-high Observation
Variable time: 5-15 minutes

Assembly Plant Walking Tour
See where the new Ford F-150s are assembled in a new lean and flexible
manufacturing plant. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the
final assembly process from an elevated walkway.
Variable time: 30-45 minutes

Legacy Gallery
View five historic vehicles made at the Rouge including the 20,000,000th
Ford, hop in a new F-150, and visit our Factory Store.

General Motors Flint Assembly Plant

Flint, MI

42.9671768, -83.7125904

Tours are no longer available for the rest of 2012

Gilbert Chocolates

Jackson, MI


Gilbert Chocolates was founded in 1900 and still manufactures their wonderful candies using the orginal recipes and equipement.

Hoegh Pet Casket Company

Gladstone, MI

45.849261, -87.011943

Tour the factory, the display room and the model pet cemetery.

Jiffy Mix

Chelsea, MI

42.319604, -84.021923

Chelsea Milling Company is operated by a family whose roots in the flour milling business date back to the early 1800?s. We have been milling flour here in Chelsea for over one hundred years.

Mabel White Holmes, grandmother of our President, Howdy S. Holmes, developed and introduced to the homemaker the first prepared baking mix product, ?JIFFY? Baking Mix, in the spring of 1930. Currently we offer 18 ?JIFFY? Mixes. Our mixes provide you, our consumer, with the best value available.

Chelsea Milling Company is a complete manufacturer. We store wheat. We mill wheat into flour. We use that flour for our own mixes. We make our own "little blue" boxes. We do it all-that's why our mixes provide you with the best possible value. Value is using the highest quality ingredients and the best price!

Our entire operation is located in Chelsea, Michigan and our product is shipped out to all 50 states, as well as some foreign countries through the United States Military.

Morley Candy Makers and Sanders Candy Factory

Clinton Township, MI

42.629694, -82.867147

Morley Candy Makers is the largest producer of chocolates and confections in Michigan and is among the largest in the United States as well. Each year Morley Candy Makers use over 1,000,000 pounds of their own blend of milk and dark chocolate, as well as eleven other blends, such as sugar-free and ivory chocolate.

The candymaking starts by melting blocks of our own smooth, creamy chocolate down in huge melters, so it can be poured over one of our many tasty centers.

Much of that chocolate gets poured over our famous "copper kettle" recipe caramel used to make both vanilla caramels and, when mixed with fresh southern pecans, our spectacular Pecan Torties® !

Rochester Mills Beer Co. Brewpub

Rochester, MI

42.680635, -83.130695

Visit one of the premier breweries in the Great Beer State of Michigan! Our brewpub location has been producing beers for onsite consumption, and to-go purchases, since 1998 and is the top producing brewpub in the state. This historic building houses the brewhouse as well as a full-service restaurant and bar, complete with pool tables and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. The brewery is visible through windows during normal hours of operation; guided tours available by request only.

Stormy Kromer Mercantile/Jacquart Fabric Products

Ironwood, MI

46.4608484, -90.1423962

Retired semi-pro baseball player, railroad engineer and general tough character Stormy lost a few too many hats to the icy wind whipping through his locomotive.

On a cold morning in 1903, Stormy asked his beloved wife, Ida, to help him modify one of his many hats from his baseball days by sewing ear flaps on the thing. The newly revised cap also featured a soft flexible visor ? and was a great departure from the traditional engineer hats of the era. But to Stormy, the best part of his modified cap was that it managed to stay right where it belonged ? on his head ? high winds and all.

And that's it. That's where it all began.

It was just a matter of time before the Stormy Kromer cap became so popular ? first among other locomotive engineers ? and then among all the hard-working folks in the upper Midwest ? that in 1919 Stormy created the Kromer Cap Company, moving with his wife and employees to a large manufacturing factory in Milwaukee.

From that point on he spent the rest of his days as a hat maker. Anyone who's ever owned a genuine Stormy Kromer has undoubtedly said several words of thanks for the man's diversity.

Today, the Stormy Kromer cap is still made true to its original design ? continuing to protect all those who wear one throughout the North.

The Parade Company Detroit / Studio Tours

Detroit, MI

42.399448, -83.0387321

Venture into our magical ParadeLand and experience a behind the scenes look at America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van. Learn more about the Parade’s fascinating history, explore the 200,000 square-foot storyland of floats and see how our award-winning artisans bring them to life. Parade Company studios is one the most interactive and family friendly thing to do in Detroit. It’s fun for all ages!


Holland, MI

42.841149, -86.096016

De Klomp, a long time favorite of West Michigan visitors, produces several thousand pairs of wooden shoes each year, in a variety of ways. De klomp is Holland?s only factory to offer the three styles of carving: Hand carving with Elmer, visitors get a real feel for wooden shoes as Elmer starts with a solid block of wood, chops it into a rough form of a shoe, clean cuts its outsides with a special tool brought in from the Netherlands. Style 2 takes the block of wood and carves the pair of shoes on semi automatic machines. Style 3 finishes carving the shoes on fully automatic Dutch machines.

Our delftware factory is the only production factory in America making the Dutch pottery from scratch. We begin with dry powdered clay mixing with special ingredients to form the Dutch clay. From here the clay is poured in to 1 of our 400 different molds. After drying and cleaning each piece is loaded into kilns and fired at above 2000 degrees for 18 hours. After cooling, each piece is hand painted by specially trained artists, refired, glazed & fired for a 3rd time to finalize this beautiful piece of delftware.

Weathergard Windows

Oak Park, MI

42.445473, -83.188835

Weathergard is a family owned and operated business that the Detroit area residents have counted on for many years. Weathergard is licensed by the state of Michigan and fully insured.
Over the years, Weathergard has strived to be the No. 1 innovator of new technology as it applies to the vinyl window business. Weathergard was the first vinyl window manufacturer to offer a fully welded window lineup. Weathergard was the first to offer Warm Edge Technology for the glass units. Weathergard was first to offer standard Low - E/Argon glass units in all windows. Weathergard has always been a leader not a follower.

Weathergard believes in offering the highest quality products coupled with expert professional installation at a very competitive price.

Our professional sales staff practice "No high pressure selling". We do not like to be pressured into buying and we certainly don't want you to feel pressured. We truly appreciate the opportunity to present our products and services, give you a competitive price, and let you decide! No cost, no obligation free in home estimates. Whether you want one window or a whole house full.

Our knowledgeable sales staff try to explain all aspects of our window from raw materials used in production to the working aspects of the finished products. We try to educate not pressure the consumer.