World's Largest Basket

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3.5
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Bruce A
Washington DC, DC681 contributions
Jul 2020
Yes, this building is abandoned and starting to show some exterior wear and tear: but it is still awe inspiring to see. This giant basket is 7 stories tall (plus the height of the massive handles) and easily towers over anything else nearby, including all of the nearby trees. The fact that the paint on the outside is chipping away and the parking lot is overgrown will not take anything away from the sense of WHOA you get when you see this appear over the horizon, or when you stand in front of it like an ant in front of a giant.

Not much to do here except admire it and take a picture; also, when we visited the grassy areas near the parking lot were infested with very painful and annoying biting flies.
Written July 29, 2020
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH2,657 contributions
Mar 2022
Kitschy reminder of the Longaberger Basket Company. The building still stands and can be toured, though we just drove by for a quick look. A shade of what it used to be, the area is in a bit of disrepair and obviously still attempting to be sold. Even though, still worth a swing by if you are in the area.
Written April 8, 2022
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Thomas - Genevi... H
Higham, Suffolk, UK930 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
OK...this site is off the main I-70 thoroughfare, but hwy 16 is a MUCH more scenic and enjoyable route. If you are gojng to be site-seeing, get off the interstate!
So, What are you looking for here? A giant picnic basket! There's no Yogi or Bu-bu...but its a building constructed as a giant basket!
No, you can't go in it.
No, there's no souvenirs.
Is it a great story (see the Smithsonian article about it)? Yes.
Written August 16, 2020
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Sartorial79
Parkersburg, WV319 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
It’s a gigantic basket 🧺
It’s a building.
It’s honestly pretty cool if you’re a dork like me or into interesting architecture or used to collect Longaberger baskets.
It’s sad to see such a cool building sitting alone and empty.
Written July 5, 2021
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RobKlinger
Newark, Ohio, United States12 contributions
Nov 2017 • Business
Brandon Hess of Shai Commercial and Fred Ernest, Executive Director of Newark CIC found the PEFFECT buyer ready to recondition this basket. Once it is recondition the new tenants they are projecting will bring the Longaberger Basket back to it’s glory years. Thank you all! Jamie and Rob
Written February 4, 2018
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stoopsytheman
Port Charlotte, FL25 contributions
Nov 2013 • Solo
driving past the Longaberger basket is quite a treat. Seeing an office building built in the shape of a picnic basket really catches one's eye. Very unique looking and makes one appreciate architects with vision.
Written December 2, 2013
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jeremyr761
Columbus, OH131 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
The basket is in bad shape and not worth the drive out of town. It was recently purchased and I hope they make the basket beautiful again.
Written April 21, 2018
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cindiann
Heath, OH6 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
Is an ugly eyesore and why do I have to write 50 characters, it is Ugly says it all, I don't mind doing a review but I don't like that you dictate how much I have to say.
Written June 8, 2014
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HighlandHeightsOH
cleveland, ohio64 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
It is quite a sight, driving on the highway then coming upon a giant building that looks like a basket. Unfortunately it has seen better days and the grounds need some upkeep. Sad.....
Written April 28, 2014
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buckeyebrando
Manteo, NC122 contributions
Jan 2013 • Family
There's nothing to do here, but that's not the point. It's just a cool, old school roadside attraction. Sometimes it's good just to stop and take something in for a moment.
Written October 21, 2013
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