The U.S. Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville, Alabama is somewhere I had long wanted…
We decided to take a small detour on our journey from Birmingham to Montgomery, Alabama to visit the Mercedes Benz visitor centre in Tuscaloosa. As with most things to do with Mercedes the centre was extremely classy – with a small museum showing vehicles back the Company’s early days through to the latest M Class cars made at this site including a reproduction of the vehicle used in “Jurassic Park II”. There was also a fascinating film showing, in easy to understand terms, the production activities in the Tuscaloosa plant. Although it was my wish to visit the visitor centre Jack and Emily really enjoyed it and it was a great finale for the day.
Sadly, we visited on a day when the factory tours were not running; they only happen on Mondays and Wednesdays. I have been to see the Mercedes factory in Stuttgart but it would have been interesting for the children to visit a major car production plant.
|Address:||11 Mercedes Dr, Vance, AL|
Visitor Centre hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Monday to Friday
Closed Saturdays, Sundays and most holidays
Plant tours: Mondays and Wednesdays ONLY 9:00 am & 9:15 am, 12:30 pm & 12:45 pm
Visitor centre entry free, plant tours $5 per person