Touring a candy factory is every child’s (and a few adults’) dream, and Merrillville’s Albanese Candy Factory can make that happen.  Guided and self-guided tours display the sprawling factory at work, including the only guided tour of Gummi manufacturing in the US. Tours are FREE and last about thirty minutes. Afterwards, you can spend the money you just saved by purchasing mounds of mouth-watering candy in the factory store.  Not a bad way to spend an afternoon in the Region!