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Kansas factories to visit and tour

Kansas 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 Kansas and contact information and tips about visiting them.

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

  • Amazon Fulfillment Center - tour of the facility
    MKC6: Amazon Fulfillment Center, 6925 Riverview Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102.
    BOOK ON THEIR WEBSITE. Each tour is approximately 60-90 minutes long. On the tour you may walk up and down at least one flight of stairs and walk approximately 1 mile. Amazon says "Ever wondered what happens when you shop on Amazon? Book a free walking tour of an Amazon warehouse and see how our people and technology deliver for customers." The also have the following recommendations and requirements:
    Arrive Early - arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour.
    Attire - All guests must wear flat, closed-toed, and closed-heeled shoes (no sandals, clogs or high heels). We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or sneakers. Additionally, long hair must be pulled at or above shoulder length. Loose fitting clothing (long-hanging jewelry, scarves, or ties) are not permitted. Headscarves worn for religious reasons are permitted but must be tucked in securely.
    Identification - Upon your arrival, your tour leader will ask for a government issued photo ID. Please ensure that guest information submitted during sign-up matches the guest ID.
  • Strataca Kansas Underground Salt Museum - working salt mine
    3650 East Avenue G, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Phone: 620-662-1425. Email: Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 9AM to 3PM, Sunday from 1PM to 3PM, Closed on Monday |. At Strataca we are passionate about providing all of our visitors with the adventure and memories to last a lifetime. You ride on an underground tram .The mine is filled with unique experiences and decades of history that you can only get 650 feet below this small Kansas town. Everyone who walks through our doors becomes a part of our underground community. Make memories underground that you and your family will hold close and cherish forever. Join the adventure, book your tour today!  650 ft UNDERGROUND, 90 SECONDS TO DESCEND, 150 MILES OF TUNNELS. 2 HOURS TO TOUR.   The Kansas Underground Salt Museum is the largest salt formation in the United States.

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


Kansas 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

Kansas Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Kansas has a temperate but continental climate, with great extremes between summer and winter temperatures but few long periods of extreme hot or cold. The annual average temperature is 55 °F (13 °C). The growing season ranges from mid-April to mid-September.

Camping in Kansas

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.

  • State park vehicle permits, annual camping permits and 14-day camping permits for the season will go on sale beginning mid-December.
  • Campsite reservations for the next season can be made beginning at noon in midDecember
  • MINIMUM STAY NOTICE: A four-night stay will be required for camping reservations during Memorial Day weekend, and three-night stays will be required for camping reservations during the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends.

Count on the Sunflower State if you love to camp, go RVing or catch a nap in a cabin. Whether it’s an overnighter or an extended stay, you’ll be amazed at the year-round options Kansas state parks, state fishing lakes and wildlife areas have to offer. From “primitive” tent campsites to utility sites for RVs, there are abundant opportunities for a relaxing outdoor experience. And, cabins with many of the comforts of home - including heating and air-conditioning - are available for rent at many state parks and some state fishing lakes and wildlife areas. Cabins are a great option for enjoying outdoor Kansas anytime of the year.

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* Note: you must be 18 or older to rent a cabin or campsite.

The number of campsites available for reservation will vary by park - in most parks about half of the sites can be reserved. The rest will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Shelter and group campground reservations can be made through the park office where the facilities are located. When camping is allowed at a state fishing lake or wildlife area , sites are available only on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Kansas.