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“Very informative”

Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in York
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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: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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“Very informative”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Lots of walking and very noisy, but wore headphones and was given a very informative talk. Nice film depicting history of company.

Visited May 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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“Great factory tour”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I worked at Harley-Davidson for 10 years and we had visitors from all over the world come to York.
It was a dream job, it is state of the art and you can feel the pride of the workers.

Visited September 2013
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Great History Story from H-D”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Very interesting, taking a trip back in history of Harley. They have all the old motorcycles their to look at as well as the new. A new facility you can tour to how they are made now. A most for Harley owners.

Visited May 2013
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York, Pa
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“Nice vist of a modern factory and some GREAT collector Cycles”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This is worth your time and the small fee whether you are a motorcycle person or not. It is very informative. We took the whole family. The museum was wild as they have many bikes there, some belonging to Famous people (Elvis). I live close to here so we take many friends and relatives there as it is a nice afternoon. Don't miss it.

Visited March 2014
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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great tour”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

An excellent tour, whether or not you are a motorcycle buff. The technology and advanced systems in the factory are amazing and provide a great view of what modern manufacturing in the US is like.

Visited April 2014
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