Merrilville, Indiana: Gummi Bear Factory Tour

Self-guided in a big candy store. Peer through windows and watch the magic happen. Claims to be the only public tour of gummi manufacturing in the USA.

Albanese Candy Factory

5441 E. Lincoln Hwy, Merrilville, IN
Albanese Candy Factory. I-65 exit 253. Drive east on US Hwy 30 for about three miles. On the right.
M-Sa 9-8, Su 10-6 (Call to verify)
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Gummi Bear Factory Tour

This was self-guided: there didn't appear to be an option to take a tour inside the factory even if you had a bigger group, but we had a great time. What you get to see through the windows is very interesting, and in the gift shop they sell some really neat items! It was definitely a hit for free!

[Karen Agrimonti, 07/20/2019]

Gummi factory.

Gummi Bear Factory Tour

Albanese Candy Factory and outlet store. In addition to selling candy, Albanese is a Gummi Bear factory open to the public. Viewing and tours are available.

[Richard Stockman, 05/12/2017]

It claims to be the only public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA.

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