Factory Tour stories

 
Air travel nowadays is perhaps best described as dull: it's possible to make it all the way across the country without even knowing what kind of airplane you're on. But airplanes are still these giant, magical machines that allow people to fly, and one of the best places to get in touch with everything that goes into making such things possible is Boeing's stupendously large production plant in Everett, Washington. The Boeing Everett Factory is where 747s, 767s, 777s and the new 787 Dreamliners are all put together. Airplanes are big, and Boeing is building a lot of them all at once, so the company needs a huge building to get it all done in. In fact, "huge" doesn't even begin to cover the size of this place.
 
A factory tour is always a popular tourist attraction. The team at the Volkswagen Group take it to a new level with the Autostadt — an attraction adjacent to their factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. While there's a lot to see, the major wow factor comes in with a peek at the two 200 foot tall glass silos that store new Volkswagens.