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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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Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport $63
Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport

Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Airport

11832 Nw Plaza Cir, Kansas City, MO
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tiffany Greens Golf Course and Zona Rosa Shopping Mall. Ladoga Ridge Winery is 13.2 mi (21.2 km) away.

    Best Western Plus Kansas City Airport-KCI East $69
    Best Western Plus Kansas City Airport-KCI East

    Best Western Plus Kansas City Airport-KCI East

    11130 N Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from Zona Rosa Shopping Mall. Argosy Casino and Weston Bend State Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).

      Fairfield Inn By Marriott Kansas City Airport $67
      Fairfield Inn By Marriott Kansas City Airport

      Fairfield Inn By Marriott Kansas City Airport

      11820 Nw Plaza Cir, Kansas City, MO
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from Zona Rosa Shopping Mall and within 20 mi (32 km) of Kansas City Convention Center and Union Station. Worlds of Fun and Arrowhead Stadium are also within 25 mi (40 km).

        SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Kansas City Airport $52
        SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Kansas City Airport

        SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Kansas City Airport

        11828 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.8 mi (3 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 5.6 mi (9 km) from Zona Rosa Shopping Mall. Argosy Casino and Weston Bend State Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).

          Hilton Kansas City Airport $75
          Hilton Kansas City Airport

          Hilton Kansas City Airport

          8801 Nw 112th St, Kansas City, MO
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 4.5 mi (7.3 km) from Zona Rosa Shopping Mall. Argosy Casino and Weston Bend State Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).

            Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Airport $95
            Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Airport

            Residence Inn by Marriott Kansas City Airport

            10300 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Zona Rosa Shopping Mall. Tiffany Greens Golf Course and St. Lukes Hospital are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Days Inn by Wyndham Kansas City International Airport $47
              Days Inn by Wyndham Kansas City International Airport

              Days Inn by Wyndham Kansas City International Airport

              11120 Nw Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO
                 
                2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Tiffany Greens Golf Course and 4.3 mi (7 km) from Zona Rosa Shopping Mall. Argosy Casino and Sprint Center are also within 20 mi (32 km).

                Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Airport - Plaza Circle $43
                Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Airport - Plaza Circle

                Extended Stay America - Kansas City - Airport - Plaza Circle

                11712 N.W. Plaza Cir, Kansas City, MO
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Harley-Davidson Factory and 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from Zona Rosa Shopping Mall. Argosy Casino and Weston Bend State Park are also within 16 mi (25 km).