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Columbus Washboard

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14 Gallagher Ave, Logan, OH 43138-1666
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The tour does not take long, but one gets to see old-fashioned washboards being made. Many ar purchased for country bands. The company also sends a “washboard kits” with a board, a bucket, a clothesline, clothespins and soap to service persons.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Charles B
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

The Columbus Washboard company has 3 employees. The process of assembling the washboards was explained in detail. Only facility in the United States that still makes washboards. Definitely worth the time to your.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank eacater
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Neat old factory that displays the old equipment used to manufacture washboards, and the newer tooling currently being used. Fun little place to stop at when passing thru Logan

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joe S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

It's the only washboard factory left in the US. You can do a self-guided tour (they have signs explaining things), or guided tours are offered at certain times on certain days of the week (check their website). We did the self-guided but got a little...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dopey1200
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This place is a functioning washboard factory & museum. The woman behind the counter was very personable(she let me play with her dog lol). It was one of those wonderfully weird, cheesy, tourist activities that add pleasure to any trip...yes we bought one.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank imjustabill65
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We were greeted right away and shown the start of the self guided tour. One of the workers stopped when we got to her station and made a washboard slowly, explaining each step. Recommend this to everyone to stop by and visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cali2ohio
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Went to visit here during our stay in Hocking Hills because it was raining. Saw it in “quirky places to see” on Google. Don’t let the outside scare you. It’s housed in old factory. There are several ladies who run the factory and take care...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MaryZ106
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We were in the area & decided to stop at the washboard factory for a tour. Once we got there, the exterior of the building was a bit off-putting being a multiple story old building with multiple broken windows & just did not look exciting....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank OHisHome
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We were greeted with a smile and we go to tour by ourselves. They had a ton of equipment from previous years. It was so much fun to see how washboards where and are made. You can also donate money for them to send washboards...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

They make wash boards. Fun to watch them make them. Bought a couple as souvenirs. If you are near by definitely stop in. Just don't plan on staying long, not really a lot to see.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Linda W
December 12, 2016|
Response from jeniferjmeyer | Reviewed this property |
They didn't have a sign up but the owner was there and offered us the opportunity to go back on our own and look around! It's a real gem! I did buy a musical washboard as I play the piano!
Rita S
December 9, 2015|
Response from Nancie W | Reviewed this property |
You definitely can do that! The gals who run the factory are SO nice and accommodating. They have a huge stock ready to buy right there, too. So he could pick one out for you or "show" you them when he is there )with his... More