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World's Largest Basket

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Had to Visit

Driving within miles, we had to stop to see the world's largest basket. Too bad the company has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Racine, Wisconsin
Interesting building

This used to be the offices for Longaberger Baskets, but now sit empty. It is always an interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judy H
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1500 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055-8847
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving within miles, we had to stop to see the world's largest basket. Too bad the company has gone out of business and the approach to the building is shut down. Also too bad that weeds are popping up everywhere. Still, it was fun to...More

1  Thank Thomas2647
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see it as you come in off the main highway, so you can't miss it. Despite the barricades being moved aside we parked across the street and walked up to the building. Glad we could get some pictures, honestly was amazing to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be the offices for Longaberger Baskets, but now sit empty. It is always an interesting landmark to take out of town friends to. I hope they do something fun with it

Thank Judy H
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

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.

2  Thank jeremyr761
Reviewed February 4, 2018

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!...More

5  Thank RobKlinger
Reviewed January 26, 2018

I drive by this building a couples times a month. I still get a little bit of a thrill when I round the corner on state route 16 and see the basket handles quickly followed by the appearance of the building. The building has been...More

1  Thank plantsiren
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Unfortunately, this is not worth the trip any longer as the beauty of it has not been kept up to date.

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

The world's largest empty basket is still a neat photo op, although you might want to dig out that low resolution flip phone so you won't see the paint peeling off the huge handles. The place has been vacant for some time now and as...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I pass by this giant basket several times a week. It was once maintained well and the lawns immaculate. The inside area was very pretty. I have not been inside of it for a few years. Now, as it sits for sale, the lawn and...More

1  Thank quilt4awhile
Reviewed August 25, 2017

I have a number of Longaberger baskets that I had purchased over the years and wanted to see the former home of Longaberger before someone takes it over and changes it. No idea what this building could be used for. Probably not worth a special...More

1  Thank 323martyd
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