We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Make Your Own Kazoo”

Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden
Reviewed June 8, 2012

This place just makes you happy. The factory was in full swing when we got there, plus the wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable woman in charge of the gift shop was setting out chocolatey treats in honor of Mothers' Day and insisted we partake. Despite all she had to do, she happily took the time to help us make our own kazoo. We still can't believe admission is free. The non-profit offers employment in a non-stressful setting to people who are developmentally disabled. There aren't many places in this country where the machinery is still run by huge belts. It's woefully under visited, but you won't regret stopping in. Go, and be a 10 year old again. Buy kazoos for everyone in your life and start a new musical tradition at your next family get together. Remember--you're helping an American-run company that's still located in America.

1  Thank Norge1919
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (37)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

35 - 37 of 37 reviews

Reviewed June 2, 2012

Time warp. A trip into our past. Spend 20 minutes in a place where America actually made things before the Investment Bankers outsourced everything to China.

2  Thank Jim G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 28, 2011

The factory wasn't running the day we visited but you still get to walk through, see the machinery and examples of kazoos in different stages of completion and read about all the steps involved in building a quality American made kazoo. They have a short film to watch from a feature done on one of the news networks from a few years back. A living, working piece of American history. The plant is currently owned and operated by a non-profit which employs local handicapped people to run the factory and build the kazoos. There is a nice gift shop with examples of all the different kazoos for sale along with an extensive selection of other gift items. We always enjoy little places like this and think it was definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank coastermeister
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden also viewed

Irving, Chautauqua County

Been to Kazoo Factory, Museum, & Gift Shop of Eden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing