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Longaberger Basket Factory/Homestead

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Address: Highway 16, Dresden, OH
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+1 740-322-5588

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Baskets, baskets, baskets

I am not a huge Longaberger fan but it was interesting seeing the museum. I created a basket in their Make-A-Basket workshop. I highly recommend doing this. It is extremely hands... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Gahanna, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The big apple basket is still a great photo op, but most of the once thriving homestead is nearly empty. In fact, the stoplight where cars and busses were backed up for miles is being removed for lack of traffic. The company's former office building, the distinctive basket complete with handles, along the highway outside of Newark is up for... More 

5 Thank Paul S
Leonard, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Took a side trip to Longaberger Basket Factory on our way toward Pennsylvania. We were there on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 30. No tour buses or large groups of shoppers so we could wander around admiring everything Longaberger! Of course things are pricy, but the venue is attractive. We had lunch in their cute cafe and it was very good. I... More 

3 Thank johnsi2015
Gahanna, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I am not a huge Longaberger fan but it was interesting seeing the museum. I created a basket in their Make-A-Basket workshop. I highly recommend doing this. It is extremely hands on and a good way to have a Longaberger basket. I didn't feel as bad paying $50 since I got a great experience out of it and got a... More 

2 Thank bowles_elizabeth0919
West Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

I have visited Longaberger ' s Homestead several times over the years. The first time I went it was a booming, beautiful establishment (lush grounds, multiple buildings, a basket lovers dream). Not the case anymore. The grounds are falling into disrepair. Most buildings have closed and I only saw one other shopper while I was there and a handful of... More 

7 Thank S W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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198 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

I wasn't sure what to expect here. It's very true as others have said that this place is something of a ghost town. You can see that at one time it must have been a real blast to come to. However, we took the tour, which lasted about an hour. Tour times are at 10:30 and they advise you to... More 

5 Thank Lin L
Columbus, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

My wife and I were Longaberger basket cases back in the sales heyday of 1995-2000 and we hadn't been back for over 10 years. We now wish we had not returned and left the memories as they were. We're not sure if we are angry, disappointed, deflated - probably all of the above. We went to Dresden - two people... More 

11 Thank Glen R
Tony R, Manager at Longaberger Basket Factory/Homestead, responded to this review

We are truly sorry about your experience with us. We assure you, we were open Saturday from 9am - 6pm. Our hours are 10am - 5pm Mon-Thursday and 9am - 6pm Fridays and Saturdays plus open Sundays from 12pm - 5pm. While we are working on landscaping now, we have been hit with lack of attendance over years. We have... More 

Monessen PA
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

Sad just about says it all. parking lot looks like something from a third world country and grounds poorly kept. Restaurant now closed , The Barn only used when rented out for special occasions . Outlet store has been closed for several years and they put more effort into pushing their pottery line that's made in China than the locally... More 

6 Thank geopa
Tony R, Manager at Longaberger Basket Factory/Homestead, responded to this review

While we would like to spend more time and we are currently working on the landscaping of the ground but we still are open and feature over 100 different locally handmade baskets inside our store. We also just opened our Maker's Market inside the Homestead and feature over 30 local, small Made in America business's products. We also opened a... More 

Avon, Ohio
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160 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The World's Largest Basket! Used to be the office for Longaberger Baskets. The whole building is in the shape of a picnic basket. 15 minutes away from the factory and Longaberger's Homestead. A must see.

2 Thank ACJC7
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127 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I hadn't visited this place in 10 years. Wish i had not stopped this time. Want to remember it the way it was. What a disappointment. As with many second and third generation family businesses the younger ones taking over are chasing the almighty dollar and profit margins. I have an old longaberger basket, still in great shape, which came... More 

7 Thank Ruth P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We detoured off of our route to take in this tour. The website indicated tours at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30. We arrived 10 minutes early for the tour. The individual at the tour desk informed us that you had to arrive 15 minutes early so you can walk over to the starting point and sign a hold harmless agreement. There... More 

6 Thank Historiana
Tony R, Manager at Longaberger Basket Factory/Homestead, responded to this review

Historiana, We are truly sorry for what happened to you at our facilities. We are committed to customer service and dropped the ball on this one. We will get our website updated with the proper information. Our apologies, -Tony More 

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