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NACE Announces Destination Tours In Detroit

Attendees invited to explore Motor City via nine organized tours.

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DETROIT – ASA and NACE/CARS are offering organized technical and historical cultural tours in Detroit Wednesday, June 30 through Saturday, Aug. 2. All attendees of the show will have the opportunity to register for any of the nine tours, featuring historic Motor City locations, OEM plant and factory tours, as well as tours of Canada.

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The tours include:

Ford Rouge Factory Tour
• Wednesday, July 30 or Thursday, July 31
• Board bus at 9 a.m., depart Cobo Center 9:15 a.m., return to Cobo Center 12:30 p.m.
• The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a five-part experience that includes: Legacy Theatre, Art of Manufacturing Theatre, Observation Deck Tour, Assembly Plant Walking Tour and Legacy Gallery.
• $25 per person

The Henry Ford Museum
• Wednesday, July 30, Thursday, July 31 or Saturday, Aug. 2
• Board bus at 11:45 a.m., depart Cobo Center 12 p.m., return to Cobo Center 5 p.m.
• More than 80 years ago, The Henry Ford Museum was formally dedicated by its founder, Henry Ford, and his friend and mentor, Thomas Edison. Today, it’s a national history destination with an incomparable collection documenting the American experience. Its unparalleled collection and expertise furthers its position as a global resource for American history and innovation.
• Adults/seniors – $49 per person, youth (5-12 yrs.) – $39

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The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
• Friday, Aug. 1 or Saturday, Aug. 2
• Board bus at 8:45 a.m., depart Cobo Center 9 a.m., return to Cobo Center 3 p.m.
• Greenfield Village visitors experience 300 years of American history through 83 authentic historic structures, four living-history farms and nationally renowned artists creating one-of-a-kind 19th- and 20th-century pieces in pottery, tin and glass.
• Adults/seniors – $49 per person, youth (5-12 yrs.) – $39

General Motors OnStar Command Center
• Wednesday, July 30 or Thursday, July 31
• Board bus at 12:45 p.m., depart Cobo Center 1 p.m., return to Cobo Center 2:45 p.m.
• Take a tour through the central hub of OnStar operations in Detroit. OnStar has an 18-year history of providing safety, security and connectivity services to customers. Located in the Renaissance Center, the OnStar Command Center documents the company’s evolution over the years, hosts their central operations and showcases some of the latest advancements.
• $20 per person

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General Motors Heritage Center
• Wednesday, July 30 or Thursday, July 31
• Board bus at 8:30 a.m., depart Cobo Center 8:45 a.m., return to Cobo Center 12:30 p.m.
• One of the true purposes of the General Motors Heritage Center is to share the history and accomplishments of General Motors and to inspire ideas for the future. The GM Heritage Center serves as a showplace for the vehicles of the GM Heritage Collection, and as the home of the Heritage and Media Archive. The collection is made up of approximately 600 cars and trucks.
• $20 per person

General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly (Volt Plant)
• Thursday, July 31 or Saturday, Aug. 2
• Board bus at 7:45 a.m., depart Cobo Center 8 a.m., return to Cobo Center 11 a.m.
• The tour of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly begins with an introductory video and brief presentation, then ventures by motorized cart into the plant for a thorough look at the General Assembly area.
• $20 per person

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Meadow Brook Hall & Chrysler Museum
• Wednesday, July 30 or Friday, Aug. 1
• Board bus at 8:30 a.m., depart Cobo Center 8:45 a.m., return to Cobo Center 4 p.m.
• Meadow Brook Hall is the historic home of one of the automotive aristocracy’s most remarkable women, Matilda Dodge Wilson, her second husband, lumber broker Alfred Wilson, and their four children. Carefully preserved with original family furnishings and art, the 110-room, 88,000-square-foot mansion is elaborately detailed with carved wood and stone, ornate plaster ceilings, Tiffany stained glass and custom-made hardware, and filled with fine and decorative art.
• The Walter P. Chrysler Museum opens to a two-story atrium in which a rotating tower majestically showcases the automaker’s iconic concept vehicles. From the atrium, visitors can access two floors of distinctive exhibition galleries and the garage-like atmosphere of the lower level.
• $45 per person, both locations combined

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Windsor Canada – Four-Hour Tour
• Wednesday, July 30
• Board bus at 12:45 p.m., depart Cobo Center 1 p.m., return to Cobo Center 5 p.m.
• Take a trip back in time with a visit to Windsor. A professional and entertaining guide will introduce you to some of the rich history of the area. You will experience a tour of the Canadian Club Brand Center, the location made famous by Hiram Walker’s legendary Canadian Club whiskey.
• $39 per person

The Sites of Windsor Canada – Six-Hour Tour
• Saturday, Aug. 2
• Board bus at 8:45 a.m., depart Cobo Center 9 a.m., return to Cobo Center 3 p.m.
• Windsor is rich in both history and the arts. The region’s dedication to preserving and sharing their history is strong and proud. Tour highlights include: The Odette Scultpure Park, Walkerville, Willistead Mansion and Olde Sandwich Towne.
• $44 per person

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For more information, go to: http://www.naceexpo.com/.

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