We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Piper Aircraft Factory Tour

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Vero Beach, FL
Phone Number: 772-567-4361

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 11 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Piper Aircraft a great place to visit

We were vacationing on the FL east coast looking for manufacturing tours. I chose Piper Aircraft because I knew my husband, having been a pilot and taking his first flight in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2016
Dianne B
Falling Waters, West Virginia
Add Photo Write a Review

11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 11: English reviews
Falling Waters, West Virginia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We were vacationing on the FL east coast looking for manufacturing tours. I chose Piper Aircraft because I knew my husband, having been a pilot and taking his first flight in a Piper single engine plane, would enjoy the Piper Aircraft plant tour. We had a guided 2 hour walking tour throughout the plant, seeing the various assembly steps along... More 

Thank Dianne B
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Level Contributor
102 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The Piper tour is free and well worth the visit. We had 12 on our tour and Rick explained every detail as we walked through the factory. I thought we were going to get to see the fuselage attached to the wings but they weren't quite ready to lift it with the attached crane so we missed that :(. The... More 

Thank Micolski2013
Vero Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

The factory tour was a really interesting look into the assembly and parts that need to come together to make a smaller aircraft. It's a small enough production area that you can get close to some of the machines and they'll let you hold some parts. For me it was most fascinating to see the industry and work behind the... More 

Thank Faith T
Vero Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
354 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

2 hour tours on Tue/Wed/Thursday, 10AM and 1PM. Reservations Required, tours@piper.com. Very interesting and informative but tour is only as good as the tour guide (usually a Piper retiree). I found it very educational and asked many questions both about the product and personnel. If you are going to be in the Vero Beach area for awhile this could be... More 

2 Thank Storyteller-N03
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The fact that Piper allows and supports tours has to be commended. I have piloted several Piper Aircraft over the past 40 years so I thought a trip to the place of their origin would be very interesting. Two hours of looking at sub-assemblies and components left me a bit underwhelmed, though it would have been great for enthusiasts of... More 

3 Thank hastymews
Level Contributor
55 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

If you are passioned about airplanes, you like machines and want to see a plane come to life you are in the right place here. It started with the reservation of the tour. Daphne was really helpful, explained all the details about the way and the tour. By the way: the tours are free. We had the chance to meet... More 

7 Thank Alemabahiana
Vero Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It's been a part of Vero Beach history for awhile and a contributor to the community. So I was pleased to take a tour. There was so much to learn. But there were undertones in the folks who conducted the tour. After inquiring of several people I know, the employees at Piper are very much afraid of the repercussions of... More 

7 Thank Castellammare
New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

As both a private pilot and engineer the tour was interesting informative. The tour guide was a retired VP of manufacturing for Piper and 40 years (as far as I can remember) of service at the company, so knew all the details you could want to learn about manufacturing Pipers. while we saw most of the manufacturing space (they make... More 

1 Thank TravelerX28
Vero Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Having been a resident of Vero beach since the 1960s it was neat to visit Piper Aircraft last month with a friend who was taking delivery of a new Mirage aircraft. I was impressed to see exactly what it takes to make an airplane and at Piper, very little is built off site. If a person has an interest and... More 

7 Thank wbladesr
Vero Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

How much we learned about Piper that we didn't know. Their history is so interesting. This tour is free, though you need pre-reservations. It was about 2 hours. We were so pleased and amazed with this globally recognized Aircraft Manufacterer. Right here in our own backyard!

4 Thank DenLin2012

Travelers who viewed Piper Aircraft Factory Tour also viewed


Been to Piper Aircraft Factory Tour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Piper Aircraft Factory Tour and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Wakarusa, Indiana
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Piper Aircraft Factory Tour staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?