Mix a heaping helping of ice cream know-how, a dash of whimsy, and a splash of Vermont pride and you get this factory. The 30-minute tour is short enough to keep kids attention and long enough to provide an education in how the company started and how raw ingredients become a classic flavor like Cherry Garcia or a newcomer like Boston Cream Pie. After watching the factory floor in action, visitors receive a free sample of the ice cream being produced that day. The onsite Scoop Shop offers kids a cone-full of their favorite flavors. Outside, the Flavor Graveyard playfully pays homage to flavors no longer in production. 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Road, 802-882-1240 or 866-BJ-TOURS, www.benjerry.com; July-mid-August 9 a.m.-9 p.m., mid-August-late October 9-7, late October-June 10-6, adults $3, seniors $2, 12 and under free.