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Harley-Davidson Factory

See where one of the world's most iconic brands of motorcycle is made, from start to finish, at this massive factory.

Harley-Davidson has been an iconic part of America’s culture since it was founded by two friends in Milwaukee in 1903. Since then it has grown to be one of the most recognized motorbike makes the world over. The Harley-Davidson Factory in Kansas City, officially known as Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations — Kansas City, is not just about the bikes though. The factory itself provides insight into the workings of modern factories and the robots that perform much of the work.

Join one of the free tours that run on weekdays. The tour takes you through the majority of the locations within the factory and gives you a sense of the scale of the operation. You’ll have the chance to see robots in action as they go through the metal fabrication process and the construction of the chassis and engine for a range of Harley-Davidson models.

If you’re looking for a more in-depth factory tour, the Steel Toe Tour that runs Monday through Thursday is a great option. There is an admission cost, but it is definitely worth it if you are a Harley-Davidson or motorcycle enthusiast. With this tour you’ll have access to areas generally off limits to non-employees and you’ll see some of the finer details of the assembly process.

The free tours are offered on a first come, first served basis and spots fill up quickly. Be sure to arrive early so you don’t miss out. For the Steel Toe tours, make a booking before your arrival to secure your spot. While you’re waiting for your tour to commence, wander around the entrance to the factory where you’ll find Harley-Davidson motorbikes and memorabilia. You can sit on many of the bikes and have your picture taken.

The Harley-Davidson Factory is about a 25-minute drive north of Kansas City, off I-29. The factory is open weekdays. Production is occasionally stopped on Fridays so it is highly recommended you take a tour on one of the other days if possible.


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Lodging Near Harley-Davidson Factory

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Days Inn & Suites KCI Airport

Days Inn & Suites KCI Airport

11120 Nw Ambassador Dr, Kansas City
2.9
of 5, from 357 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Zona Rosa. Weston Bend State Park and City Hall are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$85
Best Western Plus Kansas City Airport-KCI East

Best Western Plus Kansas City Airport-KCI East

11130 N Ambassador Drive, Kansas City
4.3
of 5, from 191 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 3.5 mi (5.6 km) from Zona Rosa. Weston Bend State Park and City Hall are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$51
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Airport

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kansas City Airport

11831 Nw Plaza Cir, Kansas City
3.2
of 5, from 734 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Zona Rosa. Weston Bend State Park and City Hall are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$79
Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport

Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport

11832 Nw Plaza Cir, Kansas City
3.8
of 5, from 321 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Zona Rosa. Weston Bend State Park and City Hall are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$104
Hilton Kansas City Airport

Hilton Kansas City Airport

8801 Nw 112th St, Kansas City
4.1
of 5, from 234 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 3.7 mi (6 km) from Zona Rosa. Weston Bend State Park and City Hall are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$59
Plaza Hotel

Plaza Hotel

11828 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City
1.9
of 5, from 64 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 4.7 mi (7.6 km) from Zona Rosa. Weston Bend State Park and Pirtle Winery are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$62
Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Airport - Plaza Circle

Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Airport - Plaza Circle

11712 N.W. Plaza Cir, Kansas City
3.3
of 5, from 155 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 4.3 mi (7 km) from Zona Rosa. Weston Bend State Park and City Hall are also within 16 mi (25 km).

$52
Super 8 Kansas City Airport

Super 8 Kansas City Airport

11900 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City
3.0
of 5, from 63 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this motel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 4.6 mi (7.5 km) from Zona Rosa. Weston Bend State Park and Pirtle Winery are also within 16 mi (25 km).