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Missouri factories to visit and tour

Missouri has factories to visit and tour. Below, first are the active, working factories. The next section has historical operations which often have demonstrations or renactments. These incluse both large and small operations, from several person chocolate factories and cheesemakers to large manufacturers making paper towels, wood products, beverage cans and bottles, are open to the public with real tours, exhibitions and fun education.

In some cases, such as a manufacturing process that is no longer in use, the only way to see it and learn about it is a museum or living history center. So, we also provide information about engineering facilities and museums, dinosaur digs, even government facilities, like NASA, astronomy oberservatories and more that are open to the public on certain days and times. And if there is some place that is just plain fun to visit, we add that, too!

These are perfect for homeschooling, for STEM and for fun! Kids love visiting these places! They're learning and getting an education without even realizing it. And most of these are either free or under $10! What's better then fun, entertaining, good for children and families, educational and free?

Here are some of the top factory tours in Missouri and contact information and tips about visiting them.

Factories, Engineering, Museums and other fun demonstrations and exhibits to visit in Missouri

  • Anheuser-Busch - beer brewery,
    1200 S Lynch St, St. Louis, MO. Phone: (314) 577-2626. Email: They have several different tours, even one with the Clydesdales!
    Explore our campus, visit the Clydesdales, and even taste beer straight from the finishing cellars. Choose from a variety of experiences, customized to fit your interests and timeframe
    Explore the Anheuser-Busch brewery and learn why our beer is second to none.
    Take a closer look at our campus and brewing methods when you join us on the Day Fresh Tour! Packed with history and stunning views of the property, you’ll learn all about the life of an Anheuser-Busch beer from seed to sip: from its beginnings as quality ingredients, to its crisp taste as the finished product!
    1.25 hours, $15 (2023)
    They also have a BEERMASTER TOUR - An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of Budweiser. If you’re Budweiser’s biggest fan, there’s only one option for you: the Beermaster Tour. Get an all-access look at how the King of Beers is brewed, and visit exclusive locations on campus only.
    2 hours, $40 (in 2023)
  • The Roasterie Factory Tour - coffee roaster/factory
    1204 W 27th St, Kansas City, MO. Phone: 816-931-4000. Email: TOURS@THEROASTERIE.COM. Learn the history, sample our coffee and watch a brewing demonstration. It’s all things coffee in one place. The Roasterie Factory Tour is 1 hour and costs $5.00 (2023 price) "We are excited to share our rich history and show you what is at the core of everything we do - sustainably source the world's finest coffee, artfully roast in a way that makes the coffee shine, and deliver extraordinary coffee experiences to everyone we can.". Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time to check. If your group needs accommodations, if you'd like to schedule a private/group tour, or for any questions, email them.

Missouri Historical Forts and Sites, Famous buildings, Active Federal facilities to tour, Geology: like fossils and volcanic areas

State historic sites and parks

These are state-run parks, museums and historic sites that present the history of some manufacturing process, industry, or living settlement

Missouri Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Missouri has a climate marked by strong seasons. In winter, dry-cold air masses, with humid air, snowfall and rainfall. Summers are typically hoy and humid.

Camping in Missouri

If you're looking to save money on your trip, camping may be a fun alternative to hotels and motels, especially, if you already have the gear, or are looking to get some. BTW, this websites ( ) explains everything you need to know about camping gear and where to the best gear at the lowest prices.

Forty-one state parks and historic sites offer more than 3,500 campsites that range from secluded walk-in sites to sites with hookups for water, sewer and electrical service. Campgrounds are close to the action yet far enough away for you to enjoy the great outdoors. Campgrounds offer amenities such as hot showers, laundry facilities and dump stations, and some even provide free Wi-Fi connections. Start planning your visit and reserve your site here.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Missouri.