Aries Industries

Image: Aries Industries. Logo: Waukesha 125th Anniversary

550 Elizabeth St., Waukesha, WI 53186
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Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Aries Industries in Waukesha is a manufacturing facility that was built in 1913. Its architectural style is Spanish, and it is often referred to as the old Jiffy Jell plant. The roots of Aries go back to the mid-1960s when the founder experimented with 8mm movie cameras and found a way to take photos one frame at a time. This led to the creation of an underground sewer pipe inspection service making use of this invention. In the 1980s substantial improvement in video technology led to a focus on hardware and support equipment and Aries was born. Aries provided the video camera that was lowered into the mine during the rescue of the 33 miners trapped in the Copiapo Mine in Chile in 2010.

Tour Information:

During Waukesha Unlocked, Aries Industries will provide guided tours that will showcase how the facility was turned into a manufacturing facility producing products that range from well cameras to full custom truck buildouts. Tours take approximately 20 minutes, and start every 10 minutes.


This location is kid-friendly.

Photography and Filming Permissions:

During this event, photography and filming are allowed in some areas.


This location is fully accessible.

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Metro Bus Access:

Free Waukesha Metro Bus rides Saturday, October 9th and Sunday October 10th.
Route 5/6 Saturday Schedule | Route 5/6 Sunday Schedule

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