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Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Dearborn

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Ford Rouge Factory Tour offers self-guided journeys behind the scenes of a working automobile factory. The tour starts at a museum dedicated to Henry Ford and proceeds by bus to an industrial complex that once employed over 100,000 workers. As part of the tour, you'll explore five sections designed to introduce car enthusiasts to various aspects of automobile production. You can use touchscreen displays to gain insight into the creative process of designing and building a modern car, followed by a look at the final assembly of a Ford F-150 truck. Check online for tour availability before you make the trip. Add Ford Rouge Factory Tour to your Dearborn travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Dearborn vacation app.
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  • Watching the assembly line of the Ford Plant was amazing. I would have thought there would be more robots in lieu of people on the assembly line. You are able to see alot of the process of... 
    Watching the assembly line of the Ford Plant was amazing. I would have thought there would be more robots in lieu of people on the assembly line. You are able to see alot of the process of...  more »
  • How can you miss seeing how cars are made in Motor City? The tour takes about 2 hours, including a bus ride to and from the factory in question. First you watch a somewhat hagiographic video (no... 
    How can you miss seeing how cars are made in Motor City? The tour takes about 2 hours, including a bus ride to and from the factory in question. First you watch a somewhat hagiographic video (no...  more »
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  • Awesome tour of the Ford F-150 truck plant. Had a great time learning all about the process for the current trim and the future of the electric lightning trucks. Definitely have to give it a try if you are planning on seeing the Henry Ford museum, such a great combo to do both activities. I would recommend that you do one of the morning tours to avoid big crowds. I will be coming back with my friends and family who haven't been able to make it out yet.
  • This factory tour is about 2 hours long and is very well worth it. We first took their bus from the Museum Visitor Center to the factory complex, which is humongous. We first watched a film about the history of Ford Motor Company and how Henry Ford set up production lines to mass produce the Model T. Then we went to another station with multiple screens, two robot arms and a model F150 pickup truck. It’s kind of like a Disneyland presentation. They said they spent several millions to have this company, which indeed makes production for theme parks, to make the show for them. Then we went into the actual factory and looked down onto the production floor. The line will move 1 vehicle every 53 seconds. We saw the workers putting on various parts on the slowly moving vehicles, and robot arms putting on windshields. Pretty cool. But too bad there’s no cellphone or camera allowed. While we wondered what if the workers need to go to the restroom, the line stopped and they got to take a 10-minute break. We could take our leisure to look at the various areas of the production line. And then at the end there is a classic car display.

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