Family Vacations in Colorado
Family vacations in Colorado can include some really interesting tours.
Especially interesting can be factory tours.
Here are some factory tours that you can enjoy on Colorado family vacations:
Boulder, Colorado: Celestial Seasonings Factory Tour
Celestial Seasonings offers a tour of their factory, as well as samples of all their tea flavors for you to try, and shows you how the teas are blended and packaged.
The property is fun and friendly, and full of the artwork that adorns their boxes. One notable spot on the tour is the "mint" room because of it's strong minty aroma. See if you can handle it!
Best of all, the tour is free!
Note that children 5 years of age and under are not permitted on the factory part of the tour.
Denver, Colorado: US Mint Tour
Arrange to take a tour of the US Mint while in Denver. It is interesting to see how money gets it's start.
Visit their website to find out about restrictions regarding the tour as it is necessary, with all that money around, that they take security precautions! The tour is recommended for ages 7 and up, and tours must be reserved in advance. Their website is at: http://www.usmint.gov/mint_tours/
Durango: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Who can resist chocolate? Watch chocolates being dipped and made, and even enjoy some samples.
Idaho Springs, Colorado: Phoenix Mine
Tour a real, working gold mine, and get the chance to find a little gold yourself!
Colorado Springs, Colorado: Van Briggle Pottery
My mother actually collects Van Briggle pottery, so I have visited their factory many times when they were located in Manitou Springs.
Now located in Colorado Springs, you can visit their factory and see these beautiful creations brought to life.
Our daughter loved watching clay being thrown on a wheel.
Start your own collection in the gift shop at the property.
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