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World's Biggest Basket

1500 E. Main St., Newark, Ohio 43821 USA

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“Update: Basket has been sold No Tours available”

As of May 2019 basket was still in the location of the former Longaberger Company, an American manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets. The basket may be on private property, however can still be viewed from a distance. The seven story, 180,000 square foot building opened in 1997. The basket handles weigh almost 150 tons and can be heated during cold weather to prevent ice damage. Originally, Dave Longaberger wanted all of the Longaberger buildings to be shaped like baskets, but only the headquarters was completed at the time of his death. After his death, further basket-shaped buildings were vetoed by his daughters.

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Reviewed by
paigemckennarichmond

  • 11 Reviews
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December 19, 2020

It's a quick stop that isn't too far out of the way. Located in a cute town if you have a few minutes to stop and shop with the businesses close by selling Longaberger baskets. It is falling apart but easily accessible if you're interested in a quick photo

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kcoxe

  • 10 Reviews
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September 19, 2020
Rated 3.0

Still the building stands after Longerburger went out of business. It is starting to get overgrown and need attention. However was a quick fun photo op before it is gone.

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doncain

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October 05, 2019
Rated 3.0

It's beautiful at night.

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jpp1026

  • 36 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 29, 2019
Rated 4.0

Closed, but still worth a quick stop

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Sililos

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June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0

Since the offices have closed, the site has fallen into some disrepair. Still, a very cool building to see!

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StanCindyChupp

  • 3 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 16, 2015
Rated 2.0

Closed!?!?! But a fun picture!

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World's Biggest Basket

1500 E. Main St.
Newark, Ohio
43821 USA

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