The Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Factory Tour in Montgomery, Alabama is a 1.4 billion dollar automotive plant which is one of the most advanced plants that assemble cars in North America. More than 2,700 people are employed to build the Sonata sedan and Santa Fe SUV. Visitors are asked to check in at the Visitor Center approximately fifteen minutes before their tour begins. Guests need to make a reservation for a tour of the facility. The minimum age is first graders with a parent or guardian, but children under six are not allowed. There is no charge to take the tour at the factory.
The tour begins with an eight minute video that gives visitors an overview of the process of the making of the vehicles. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tours are only conducted on weekdays with a previous reservation. Times of the tours are 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm. Once a week, there is an evening tour at 6:30 pm with a previous reservation.
Visitor Center hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and it is closed the week of the fourth of July and the week between Christmas and New Year's and other holidays. The tours last approximately one and a half hours. Since parts of the tour take place outside visitors should dress for the weather conditions. Guests will ride on trams and use a headset to hear the live narrations. There is access for disabled persons with advance notice. A group must have no more than 32 people in it so larger groups must schedule more than one tour. There is a gift shop on the premises; however, there is no food or drinks other than water for purchase.
To get to the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Factory Tour visitors can take I-65 exit at #164 and travel west about seven tenths of a mile. They will then merge onto Hyundai Blvd for about 1.3 miles. The plant will be on the left. Guests should enter at the Visitor Entrance and park in Visitor Parking.
Attractions that are near the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Factory Tour include: Rosa Parks Library and Museum, First White House of the Confederacy, Old Alabama Town, Hank Williams Museum, Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Civil Rights Memorial and a Robert Trent Jones Golf Course.
Visitors to the manufacturing plant can stay in one of the many hotels in the Montgomery area. They are the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa, Hampton Inn and Suites, Comfort Inn, Staybridge Suites, Springhill Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Fairfield Inn, Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Americas Best Inn and Suites, Baymont Hotel, Best Western, Budgetel Inn, Butterfly Inn Bed and Breakfast, Candlewood Suites, Country Inn and Suites, Days Inn, Drury Inn Hotel and Suites, Diplomat Inn, Econo Lodge, Extended Stay America, Embassy Suites, Gunter Hill Park, Hillcrest Manor Bed and Breakfast, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Howard Johnson, King's Inn, La Quinta Inn and Suites and Lattice Inn.
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