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Oregon factories to visit and tour

Oregon 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 Oregon and contact information and tips about visiting them.

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

  • Adelsheim Vineyards -  winery
    16800 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132. Phone: 503-538-3652. Email: Open: daily, 10:30am to 4:30pm.
  • Pendleton Woolen Mill - Factory tour, Private historical building, No children under 10 please
    1307 SE Court Place Pendleton, Pendleton, OR 97801. Phone: (541) 276-6911. Open:  tours are offered Monday through Friday only, from 11 am to 3 pm, Mill tours are not offered on weekends. Directions: See their website for directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Free, no payments needed . See how raw wool is dyed and transformed into iconic blankets and clothing. (ADDED: March 29, 2024, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Rogue Creamery -  dairy
    311 N. Front St., Central Point, OR 97502. Phone: (541) 200-2353. Open: Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm with tours at 10am & 2pm. No reservations necessary Rogue Creamery is known for its artisan cheese and dairy products. They offer a variety of cheese-making classes and tours that provide insights into the cheese production process and the opportunity to taste their award-winning cheeses. It is always recommended to check their website in advance. The tours typically include a guided exploration of the creamery and a cheese tasting.
  • Tillamook Creamery Tour - cheesemaker
    4165 N Hwy 101, Tillamook, OR 97141. Map. Phone: 503-815-1300. Open: 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm and closed in observance of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please check the site regularly for early closure updates.  Entry is free to the public. Take a self-guided tour or leave it to the pros and book a premium experience. The Tour + Tasting, a fan-favorite, takes you on a guided tour via a viewing gallery above the factory floor to learn all about cheesemaking, complete with a specialty cheese tasting. Self-guided tours are free — and enjoyed at your own pace. You don’t need a reservation to stop by or take a self-guided tour. 
  • Starker Forests - forestry for wood production
    7240 SW Philomath Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330. Phone: 541-929-2477. Open: IN SOME YEARS they have free guided tours of their working forest in July and August. We can only suggest that you call and ask when they will next be offered.  When they are offer, the free guided tours of beautiful Starker Forests are available in July and August. Starker Forests Tours are about three and a half hours long and involves, among other activities, a 1/4-mile walk, where you will learn about the different practices of forest management that Starker Forests applies.
    Starker Forests also offers:
    Custom tours by appointment
    An interpretive trail near Blodgett that's open all year for self-guided tours
    A brochure with directions to the trail and descriptions of stops along the trail
    Field trips for children

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


Oregon 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

There are more than 250 state parks in Oregon, so if you're looking to flee the riots, filth and crime in the cities, and find some peace in nature, you have lots to choose from. 

Click here for Oregon State Parks.

Oregon Seasons, bugs, topography and climate

Oregon has varied climates, depending upon where you area! The coastal areas are mild and damp. But across the mountains, the eastern side is arid with extreme temperatures. Overall, July temperatures average about 70 °F (21 °C), with 65 to 70 percent of the possible sunshine; January averages about 40 °F (4 °C).

Camping in Oregon

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.

You can make reservations for Oregon state park campgrounds here.

There are both state parks and private campgrounds in Oregon.