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World's Biggest Basket

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

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“Shuttered Corporate Headquarters of the Longaberger Company”

No longer open to visitors, but viewable from outside, this gigantic basket building was the location of the Longaberger Company, an American manufacturer of handcrafted maple wood baskets. The basket may is on private property but 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
Laura Harte

  • 1 Review
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March 25, 2023
Rated 5.0

It's a very cool place to stop and take some fun pictures 📸

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Kelly A Switzer

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September 30, 2021
Rated 4.0

I like that this isn’t just a useless waste of space, but rather a functioning office building. My travel companions were really impressed by this building.

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paigemckennarichmond

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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

  • 15 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
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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Reviewed by
Sililos

  • 1 Review
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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
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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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