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Mercedes-Benz US International Visitor Center and Factory Tour

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Address: Mercedes Dr, I-59/20 Exit 89, Tuscaloosa, AL 35407-9900
Phone Number: 888-286-8762, 205-507-2252
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The only of its kind outside of Germany, this vistor center has exhibits on...

The only of its kind outside of Germany, this vistor center has exhibits on the history of the Mercedes-Benz and offers tours of a manufacturing plant.

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Fun for older kids

I visited with my four children, ages 11, 9, 7, and 2. My 11 year old was entranced, absorbing every detail carefully and impressed by the cars on display. My two year old wanted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bethany J
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Tyler, Texas
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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my four children, ages 11, 9, 7, and 2. My 11 year old was entranced, absorbing every detail carefully and impressed by the cars on display. My two year old wanted to touch and climb on the cars, both of which are not allowed. I wish I'd brought my stroller to help contain her. The middle two... More 

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Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a two hour tour of the Mercedes Benz factory that is the only location in the US that produces the vehicle. The robots and employees are fascinating to watch with the assembly of the various car components. You get to see every facet of the operation except for the painting.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think I would have enjoyed it much more if I hadn't been to the BMW manufacturing tour in Munich, Germany. Mercedes Benz keeps tour participants far away from the manufacturing process. Stand behind a line and against the wall. If you haven't been on a European manufacturing tour, this will be very interesting. I give them points for having... More 

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Thank janecook
Cottondale, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took a tour on how they put together the cars. i remember the most on how they put the doors on because my brother works there and I found that very interesting because that's what he does. It was all interesting.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Be sure to visit the new Mercedes-Benz US International Gift Shop and Museum and also take a tour of this amazing high-tech automobile manufacturing facility. Receive an in-depth view and explanation of manufacturing process from well-trained tour guides as you see from start to finish the workmanship and engineering that goes into the building of the safest vehicle on the... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Spent a couple of hours here on a Monday. Easy to navigate, lots of interesting information. Highly recommended, especially for those Benz owners.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

There is nothing to see here on the weekends, so may not even be worth the stop unless you just want to see a huge building and where some of the cars are made.

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Thank TryppAdams
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We had some time to kill on a Thursday and took the chance of getting in the afternoon tour at the Mercedes-Benz plant. It worked. We did need to change our sandals for closed toe and heel shoes and put on pants. We enjoyed seeing the robots in action constructing the sedans. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and safety... More 

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Apex, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mercedes-Benz offers tours of its factory in Tuscaloosa, AL. Reservations are required and the tours fill up fast. (See their website for information on making a reservation). Cost? $5 per person. The 1.5 hour tour was fascinating! At the Visitors Center, you're given safety glasses and earphones for use on the plant floor. A van takes... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The biggest plant of Mercedes Benz in the U.S. They are producing there the SUV's (GLE, GLE COUPÉ, GLS) and passenger cars (C-Class). The plant have two production buildings. One for the SUV's and the other for the C-Class. Really interesting bus tour! The bus driver was really fast!! If You are near Vance, Alabama, Birmingham or Tuscallosa. Feel free... More 

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