The Group Travel Leader

JUN 2017

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BILTMORE'S FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS Courtesy 1 7 GROUP TRAVEL LE ADER T H E ture its signature campers in a variety of sizes. At the Airstream Factory in Jackson Center in northwest Ohio, groups can hear the company's story and get an inside look at how trailers are made today. UP CLOSE: The Airstream Factory tour is free and takes between 90 minutes and two hours. Participants walk about a mile along the factory f loor. The first half of the tour focuses on the construction of the classic Airstream trailers, and the second half show- cases the assembly line that is used to create full-scale touring vehicles. ENHANCED EXPERIENCES: The factory doesn't have a showroom to display finished Airstream prod- ucts, but it does have a small gift shop that sells Airstream apparel. NEARBY FUN: The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce offers a self-guided architectural walk- ing tour that features homes built in the early 1900s. WWW.AIRSTREAM.COM H A R L E Y- D AV I D S O N V E H I C L E O P E R AT I O N S YORK, PENNSYLVANIA Born in Milwaukee in 1903, Harley-Davidson is the oldest surviving motorcycle manufacturer in the country, and its bikes, as well as its brand, have become enduring symbols of attitude and freedom on the American road. Today, the company assembles many of its vehicles at a plant in York, Pennsylvania, where travelers can get a firsthand look at the work that goes into crafting these powerful machines. UP CLOSE: Visits start at a tour center, where exhibits detail the factory's manufacturing and assembly, and where visitors can sit on finished motorcycles and shop for souvenirs. Then guests proceed onto the factory f loor, where they see people and machines in action fabricating Harley-Davidson motorcycles. ENHANCED EXPERIENCES: The tour center offers an enhanced experience called the Steel Shoe Tour, which includes behind-the-scenes access to "employee only" sections of the factory, as well as commemora- tive pins and safety vests. NEARBY FUN: York is home to numerous other fac- tories that offer tours, such as Bluett Bros. Violins and Martin's Potato Chips. WWW.HARLEY-DAVIDSON.COM Courtesy Jelly Belly You don't have to be a baseball fan to love Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory — we've got something for everyone. Tour the actual factory where we make bats for baseball's greatest. We c a n customize your tour based on your group's interests, and everyone gets a free mini-bat. Our Museum Store has a winning lineup of unique souvenirs, including personalized bats. And since we're walking distance to other fantastic attractions, we offer package deals to some of Louisville's best museums. We Cover Now thru January 7, 2018 Don't miss our special exhibit: Contact Us groupsales@sluggermuseum.com 502-588-7227 All the Bases for Group Tours

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