While driving Hwy 16 on our way to visit Amish country Ohio, a marvel of human engineering appeared on the horizon, a Giant woven picnic basket.
The kind that would make Yogi bear think he had died and gone to PIC-A-NIK basket haven.
We pulled over to investigate and discovered the world’s largest basket is also the 7-story corporate headquarters of the Longaberger Basket Company. The Longaberger company had the building built back in 1997 just before sales annual sales peaked at $1billion peak. Yes, a billion-dollar basket company!
We stayed long enough to get a few fun shots and we were back on the road. After all, its just a big building disguised as a basket.
- Don’t plan this stop, seriously its fun if you’re driving by, but why would you go out of your way to visit a building that looks like a giant basket? If you’re someone that would, please explain in the comments below.
- Finding it with Google Maps: Longaberger Corporate Office
- The company has recently filed bankruptcy, so who knows what will become of this roadside attraction.