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New Mexico factories to visit and tour

New Mexico 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 New Mexico and contact information and tips about visiting them.

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

  • Amazon Fulfillment Center - tour of the facility
    ABQ1: Amazon Fulfillment Center, 12945 Ladera Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120.
    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.
  • Los Alamos - historic site birthplace of nuclear power and weapons
    1350 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM. Phone: 505-709-7794. Email: Open: tours Monday - Friday at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m.
    Guided Walking Tours - All tours are given by our extensively trained tour guides. You're welcome to call to make reservations or just show up 30 minutes before the tour's scheduled time.
    ​History of the Secret City - in 2023 $25 per person.
    Discover the secrets of Los Alamos, home to J. Robert Oppenheimer during the Manhattan Project. Learn why Oppenheimer and Groves chose Los Alamos as the Secret City for the Manhattan Project. Visit an Ancestral Pueblo site, step inside the homestead-era Romero Cabin, and hear about the Los Alamos Ranch School.
    Tickets include museum admission and are available at the Los Alamos History Museum Shop. visitors 18 and younger are free with a ticketed adult. Our Secret City Tours run 1.5-2 hours and begin in the Los Alamos History Museum Shop. The Los Alamos History Museum presents stories from many eras: Homesteading, Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and the Cold War. Step inside historic buildings to explore artifacts, documents, photographs, audio and video recordings of personal stories from multiple perspective


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


New Mexico 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

New Mexico Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

New Mexico has a mild, arid or semiarid, continental climate characterized by light precipitation totals, abundant sunshine, low relative humidity, and a relatively large annual and diurnal temperature range. The highest mountains have climate characteristics common to the Rocky Mountains.

Camping in New Mexico

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.

Reservation for New Mexico state Parks campgrounds are made online.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in New Mexico.