Saturn Welcome Center


In 1985, General Motors CEO Roger Smith announced that the company was going to produce a car that would "leap-frog" over the automobiles being produced by the Japanese. The Saturn project resulted in a $3.5 billion investment in cutting-edge engineering and an all-new, virtually self-contained factory in Spring Hill. Located in an old barn on what once was the Haynes Haven Stock Farm, the Saturn Welcome Center tells the history of Saturn's founding and, through interactive and hands-on exhibits, describes how engineers design the cars. You can even take a whack at a dent-resistant polymer panel like the ones made famous in Saturn TV ads.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Industrial & Manufacturing, Mechanical
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Time:Full day

Fun Fact:Spring Hill was a settlement long before it got its name. When Henry Wade in 1824 had a survey made and began selling lots along what is now Highway 31, the settlers needed to come up with a name for the town. Since for 16 years they'd been taking their buckets and climbing a hill to get spring water, they decided to call the town Spring Hill.