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The “Made in America” experience awaits visitors and families in central Ohio




FRAZEYSBURG, Ohio (April 2009) – Central Ohio has long been known as a birthplace of American home crafts, such as basket-weaving, pottery, quilting, glassblowing, and wood-working. While many of the companies that have created these crafts have been unable to survive due to mass production and overseas manufacturing, Longaberger remains a beacon of the “Made in America” tradition.


For vacationers seeking an affordable, close-to-home destination with the added appeal of enrichment and educational experiences, the Longaberger Homestead and Golf Club provide an excellent option for the spring, summer and fall seasons. 


Founded in 1973, The Longaberger Company is America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets, a tradition that started in the Longaberger family at the turn of the 20th century. The company also provides home and lifestyle products, such as pottery, wrought iron and fabric accessories. Longaberger’s destinations include Longaberger Homestead, The Factory Store, basketmaking tour, Make A Basket, Home Office, the Dresden Patio Shop, Longaberger Golf Club and The Place Off the Square.


To complete the enriching experience, some easily reached local attractions include:

-          The Works: a multi-generational, family-oriented local museum;

-          Charming shops and boutiques in Newark, Dresden, and Granville;

-          Roscoe Village: a recreated 19th-century town that offers living history tours, entertaining themed festivals, distinctive shops, and delightful dining;

-          The Wilds: a wildlife preserve where visitors can enjoy safari tours, the mid-sized Carnivore Conservation Center, the Butterfly Habitat, bird-watching stations, fishing, and biking;

-          Nearby Ohio wineries such as Stone Crest Vineyard, Buckeye Winery, and Rainbow Hills Vineyards.


For more information about Longaberger or to schedule a Make A Basket activity, visit or call 740-322-5588.


The Longaberger Company is America’s premier maker of handcrafted baskets and offers other home and lifestyle products, including pottery, wrought iron and fabric accessories. There are approximately 45,000 independent Home Consultants in all U.S. states who sell Longaberger products directly to customers.



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