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Gibson Factory

Address: 145 Lt George Lee Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 901-544-7998
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Ranked #19 of 61 Activities in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Attraction details
Type: Factory Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Columbus
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Seeing how they make the guitars is fascinating. Well worth the hour we spent there. They take you right through the factory floor.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I have played guitar for 15 years so this was something I looked forward too, our guide was great, so very interesting to see them making these guitars, no two are alike. I have never owned a Gibson, after playing some in the shop I have decided to buy one. It was cool to hear the history of the company... More 

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Southaven, Mississippi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I took the 12 o'clock tour. According to the tour guide, that's the time when you see the most action on the factory floor. Sure, you walk through the factory floor, and the guide explains what's going on at some of the work stations, but there's very little time to watch what the workers are doing and in many cases,... More 

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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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89 reviews 89 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We paid the $10 each for the tour and are glad we did. It's very interesting to see all the craftsmanship that goes into their beautiful instruments. Due to the holiday no one was working, but it was still worthwhile, even for us non-musicians.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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116 reviews 116 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Even if you are not a big fan of rock and roll, the visit to this factory will amuse you. It is relatively inexpensive ($10/person) and you can get it done in an hour. Parking across the street ranges from $5 to $15, depending on the time of the day and day of the week. You are not allowed to... More 

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I was excited to go on this tour and see how Gibson makes guitars. The guide was super boring and the factory was loud so hearing him was a struggle. Luckily there were only 4 of us on the tour so it wasn't too hard to hear him. It wasn't very interesting and was not very long. Not worth the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Went to the factory on a rainy Saturday. Tip 1 - make reservations if possible. Tours are limited to 25 people at a time and they get sold out quickly. The 11:00 was sold out, so we signed up for the noon tour. You gather in the lobby with your tour guide who gives you the do's and don'ts. A... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I was surprised at how much work goes into creating a guitar. Very informative tour that walks you through the factory and allows you to watch the experts create a guitar.

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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Husband found the Gibson Factory very interesting and appreciated the craftsmanship of the guitar. The tour guide sounded like a recording and did not know where they got there rosewood. If you are in to guitars you should probably go, but if not take a book and stay in the lobby while the rest of the group goes. They will... More 

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Forest City
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you enjoy craftsmen and women working with wood and metal to craft a well-built instrument, then the tour is very good! You need a desire to see works in progress, and it helps if you play music and enjoy woodworking. The tour guide was entertaining and humorous. And the guitars in the store are great examples of what Gibson... More 

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