“the largest Toyota plant outside of Japan”
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.(TMMK) in Georgetown, Kentucky, is Toyota’s first wholly owned manufacturing facility in the United States. Since 1988, Toyota's Kentucky team has been building quality vehicles in the Bluegrass state. Today, "TMMK" is the largest Toyota plant outside of Japan. Each year in Georgetown, nearly 7,000 team members build about 500,000 vehicles and engines. That's about 2,000 vehicles every day!! TMMK boasts over 11,500 square foot state-of-the art Visitor Center, offering both visual and hands-on experiences. Visitors can see firsthand the beginnings of a global automaker, experience archival footage and see the first American Toyota Camry that rolled off the assembly line in 1988. Special exhibits also include detail principles of the Toyota Production System and the mechanics behind Toyota’s groundbreaking environmental initiatives. Don’t hesitate to climb inside one of TMMK’s vehicles on display to experience one of Toyota’s finest crafted automobile.
Be sure to check the times for the tours. And if possible make reservations- highly recommended.
The tour is very well done. And, it's completely free! The guides provide tons of great information and it's fascinating to learn about the history of Toyota in America. Well worth it for all you history buffs and information geeks out there.
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Toyota Plant Tour
- Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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