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Longaberger Baskets

Longaberger Baskets Review

The giant basket 35 mi east of Columbus is not just a huge sculpture–it's a building. The seven-story structure is actually the headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company and the brainchild of late company founder and CEO Dave Longaberger. Built in 1997, the building looks like the company's famous market basket, complete with two 75-ton, three-story-tall handles on top. Building tours are available daily, but the office is closed for major holidays and occasional events; call ahead to double-check. A few miles away in nearby Dresden, at 5th and Main streets, Longaberger also made the world's largest basket. Ten maple trees were used for this behemoth. About the size of a house, the basket measures 48 feet long, 11 feet wide, and 23 feet high.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 E. Main St., Newark, OH | Map It
  • Phone: 740/322–5588
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 8–5, Sun. noon–5
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  • Location: Newark

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