Wednesday, Jul. 28, 2010

Longaberger Basket Headquarters, Newark, Ohio

For 500 lucky employees of Longaberger Basket Co., every day is a picnic. Between 1995 and 1997, the Ohio-based company spent $30 million to build a new home office modeled after one of its baskets. According to the company's website, the structure is 160 times longer, wider and taller than its Medium Market Basket. The seven-story replica, which sits on 25 acres of land, even features 150-ton handles and two 725-lb. gold-leaf-painted tags. Not surprisingly, it is considered the world's largest basket. Recognizing the sightseeing appeal, Longaberger offers tour and vacation packages.