This past year we have been working through our list of Kentucky landmarks and destinations. One of the things on our list is the Toyota Tour in Georgetown, Kentucky. This free tour is a great place to explore and discover how Camry’s, Avalons and the Lexus ES 350 are made. Here are a few things to know before you go!
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Things to Know: Toyota Tour Kentucky
The Toyota tour is a free tour but reservations are recommended. You can simply call the Toyota Visitors Center to schedule your tour time.
You may not carry any purses, bags or picture taking devices through the tour. This includes all phones, ipads or cameras of any type. You may leave everything in your locked vehicle or check them at the Visitors Desk before your tour begins.
Make sure you arrive about 15 minutes before your scheduled tour so you can look around the Visitors Center.
One of the featured exhibits in the Visitors Center is the first Camry made at the Georgetown facility – a 1988 White Camry!
Toyota Kentucky, located in Georgetown, is America’s first and the world’s largest Toyota manufacturing facility. Each day at the plant, people and machines are working together to build ever-better cars, like the Camry, Avalon and Lexus ES 350.
The Toyota tour runs on weekdays only and lasts about an hour. The tour is great for all audiences, from friends and families, to class field trips, business outings and more.
The tour requires very little walking. You are seated during the brief introduction video and tour guide presentation and then will walk down a short hall where you will board a trolley for your tour of the factory.
You will be given protective eyeglasses and a set of earphones so you can listen to the tour guide tell you about the tour while you ride through the factory.
The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour but goes quickly as you ride through the different stages of the automobile assembly line.
By the Numbers
I was amazed by some of these numbers that we were told on our tour:
- The facility covers 8.1 million square feet – the equivalent of 169 football fields
- 550,000 vehicles are made here each year
- 2,000+ cars made each day
- Monday-Friday: 9:30 am | 11:30 am | 1:30 pm
- Thursdays: 9:30 am | 11:30 am | 1:30 pm | 6:00 pm
Find Toyota Visitors Center
1001 Cherry Blossom Way
Toyota Visitor Ctr
Georgetown, KY 40324