Factory Tours

Factory Tours USA

Celebrating American Imagination and Industry!

Factory Tours USA

6 Tours in Toy Manufacturers

Cabbage Patch Kids
Cleveland, GA

Known the world over as the birthplace of the "hand-stitched" Original Cabbage Patch Kids, BabyLand General Hospital is a very real place.

Our History:

As a 21 year old art student, Xavier Roberts rediscovers "needle molding" a German technique for fabric sculpture from the early 1800?s. Combining his interest in sculpture with the quilting skills passed down from his mother, Xavier creates his first soft-sculptures.

While working his way through school as manager of the Unicoi Craft Shop in Helen, Georgia, Xavier develops the marketing concept of adoptable Little PeopleĀ® with birth certificates.

Xavier begins delivering his ...
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Turner Dolls, Inc.,
Heltonville, IN

Turner Dolls has a complete line of lovable babies, precious toddlers and beautiful girls for your collecting enjoyment. May they bring you as much enjoyment as they have me.

Virginia Turner has spent her life in joyful company. Twenty years in doll making as given her many reasons to celebrate. Her merry family of dolls has also introduced her to many wonderful friends and exciting experiences, and has led her to her destiny.
A former bank employee, Virginia's career in doll making began in 1981 with Virginia's Very Own, a line of reproduction porcelain dolls. "My career in dolls ...
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Wisconsin Wagon Company
Janesville, WI

Early Years: In 1915, "Wisconsin Carriage Company," who had the reputation for building quality buggies, carriages, sleights and cutters realized that the introduction of the automobile was adversely affecting their historic business. So they put their efforts into the design and manufacturing of coaster wagons, "skudder" cars and other sidewalk toys. It was at this time the company decided to name this spinoff group "Janesville Products Company". Their toys were sold by the thousands and gained a nationwide reputation. Toys were advertised regularly in such national publications as the "Saturday Evening Post".

Early Coaster wagons featured ball bearing spoked ...
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Maple Landmark
Middlebury, VT

Maple Landmark have been making eco-friendly, educational wooden toys, games and gifts since 1979 at our shop in Middlebury, Vermont. We pride ourselves in being a local company that supports other local companies who operate in a responsible and sustainable manner. We employ about 40 local folks year around. As a result of these practices we produce products that have always been safe and of superior quality.

Many people know us for our NameTrains, but we craft a wide array of children's products including heirloom wooden baby toys, toddler toys, board games and gifts. Made in the USA and treasured ...
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World Wide Monkey Inc.
Plattsburgh, NY

Plan your trip to include Plattsburgh, NY on beautiful Lake Champlain, as you won't want to miss our fun filled factory tour. Our tour includes information about our founder, John Sortino, and our multifaceted entertainment company. You can view a walking storyboard of our cartoon, Banana Planet, and hear all about the animation process. We also have arts and crafts projects for children as well as fun, educational facts about the rain forests and the people who are working to protect and preserve the primate world. And what tour would be complete without seeing how plush animals are made so ...
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Vermont Teddy Bear
Shelburne, VT

Our Bear Ambassadors will take you on a half-hour tour through our colorful factory. They'll share with you the history of the Teddy Bear, the beginnings of our company, and the handmade process by which we lovingly create every one of our Vermont Teddy Bears. See a Bear come to life before your eyes and then find out how we specially package and ship our BearGramĀ® gifts.

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