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“Interesting Mercedes History and Good Large Scale Production Tour”

Mercedes-Benz US International Visitor Center and Factory Tour
Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Tuscaloosa
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is a 3 million square foot assembly facility so it has large scale. Tours are only Tuesday and Thursday in the morning (9-ish) and around noon (12:30-ish). You should call ahead to reserve the time that you want. The website talks about two hours for the tour but the one I went on was about 75 minutes. It is a couple of miles of slow walking with frequent stops so not strenuous. You can see a lot of the production areas which if you like manufacturing spaces is interesting.

The Visitor Center is a useful history of Daimler, Benz, Maybach, et al. The display is well done with lots of signage and clear explanations. There is a "film" that is kid oriented for those too young to go on the factory tour.

I had my wife and two grown sons with me and we all enjoyed it in varying ways. Worth 1-2 hours to see the visitor center and another 1-2 hours for the tour if you so choose.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

Visiting Mercedes and touring the plant was very interesting. The tour is informative and well organized. The plant is spotless. You will see the entire production line. The only thing better than touring would be to leave there in a new M Class.

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Reviewed 21 July 2013

It was a good place to visit although the video was long, had to leave before I dozed off. If u actually want to visit the plant you have to schedule your visit ahead of time.. There's also a small charge I think 5 bucks and the only do the plant tours on certain days

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Reviewed 30 May 2013

Professional tour guides able to answer any question about Mercedes. Didn't realize how clean an auto plant could be.

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

After visiting the University of Alabama we stopped at the Mercedes Benz visitor center and museum. It is a beautiful new building. The museum takes you through the years starting at the beginning to date. Some of the first cars made are in the museum. Currently they manufacture three models at this location. There is one of the two Mercedes used in the movie Jurasic Park. You can sit in the vehicle and have your picture taken, our sixteen year old granddaughter liked that. We enjoyed our visit.

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