How will you be spending your summer vacation? Swimming at the public pool? Visiting an overpriced amusement part? Why not take a cross-country road trip with the family as you visit some of the great American factories?
According to Popular Mechanics: "There's probably no escaping taking the kids to an amusement park this summer—sweltering in long lines and paying for overpriced junk food. But when that torment is over, take them to a different kind of theme park, one you'll both enjoy: an American factory. You'll see how baseball gloves are made. Or how they print the posters for your favorite concert. Or how a guy at Harley-Davidson takes every bike up to 77 mph on what looks a lot like an automotive treadmill. Sometimes you'll even get candy. And unlike at Six Flags, admission is often free."