PHOTOS: Sneak peek at the new Ford Rouge factory tour

The re-invented Ford Rouge factory tour is ready for the public. FOX 2's Lee Thomas went inside to give us a preview. 

The tour consists of four different stations, and in those stations you'll watch the making of a Ford F-150 from beginning to end. 

Legacy Theater

Three giant screens show a 13-minute film explaining the history of the 100-year-old plant, and the significance of the man that put the world on wheels, Mr. Henry Ford.

The newly redone Manufacturing Innovation Theater

You're surrounded by screens and immersed in sound and light. It's a multi-media experience that shows you the building of the new Ford F-150.

"We went way out there and said 3-D projection mapping, real robots, lasers, floor's going to shake, special effects - we will bring this to life," says General Manager of the Ford Rouge Tour, Cynthia Jones. "It is much more than a film. We surround you in the process of creating and building the truck."

Observation Deck 

You'll get an amazing look at the mile by mile-and-a-half complex with approximately 6,800 workers that can build a new aluminum-bodied truck in 8 hours. 

Dearborn Truck Plant

Here you'll find the only look inside the magic of the auto industry in the world as you watch the F-150's final assembly line, trim and chassis. You'll see all the way to the end, when a new truck is formed. 

"I want people to know that American manufacturing is alive and well, and you can come see it and celebrate it and learn about it. And, I'll guarantee you, even if you learn cars yourself, we will show you something you've never seen before. I'll guarantee it," says Jones.

Then, you'll end your tour learning about five other historic vehicles made at the Rouge. 


The tour costs $16 for nonmember adults. Children above 2 years old are $12. 

LINK: Click here to learn more about tickets and the tour

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