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“A Harley Davidson experiance”

Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations
Ranked #1 of 49 things to do in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA assembles the Touring, Softail®, CVO™ and Trike models. They also perform a variety of manufacturing operations - making parts like frames, fuel tanks, and fenders. At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center, you'll explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and assembly processes of the factory. You'll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop for tour-related souvenirs. The Kids Corner, a specially designed area for visitors under the age of 12, makes the York facility an ideal family destination. Your factory tour begins with an introductory video and continues on the factory floor where you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of Vehicle Operations. You'll be guided through the manufacturing of key components and the assembly of Softail, Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles. Then it's on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior to shipping. Over the years, thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have made the journey to York, Pennsylvania to witness passion forged in steel. At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center, you'll explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and assembly processes of the factory. You'll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop for tour-related souvenirs. The Kids Corner, a specially designed area for visitors under the age of 12, makes the York facility an ideal family destination. Your factory tour begins with an introductory video and continues on the factory floor where you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of Vehicle Operations. You'll be guided through the manufacturing of key components and the assembly of Softail, Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles. Then it's on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior to shipping. Over the years, thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have made the journey to York, Pennsylvania to witness passion forged in steel.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you have a few hours to spend in York Pa as you travel down Rt 30 a stop by the Harley Davidson factory might be of interest for both Harley enthusiasts and non, It is a family friendly tour if your child is above a certain age, we really enjoyed the small museum as well as what products are available. Even if you are a local, Like I am, you must experience it at least once and take those out of town guests to see it as well

Thank loreyg
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I lived 5 minutes drive from this faillity for three years. I finally got to visit it and it's recommendable.
Tour guide will have headset with microphone, and you will have headset with speakers
Facility have sub suppliers sending parts in, linke fenders, motors... But you will see the finished as sampled product as it leaves the line.
Impressive setup

Thank BOOOS
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I walked the line at two occasions, one with family and one with my brother comming on visit. It's very impressive and well instructed. Guide will have headset with microphone and you will get a headset with speakers.
Walking the line will show you how they operate in York PA, a lot of sub contractors ship parts into facility, but final assembly will be done here, in front of your eyes while you walk the guided tour.
It's a must see in southern PA area !

Thank BOOOS
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

The tour was very informative and well organised. It was great to see the factory operating.

Just wish it went into more detail and we could have seen the assembly line in action.

Thank jec000
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

learned about the company and all US owned and supported- Tour guide long-time employee and answered all our questions

Thank sunshinevalues
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