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American Whistle Corp.

6540 Huntley Rd, Columbus, OH 43229-1087
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Great tour of an employer keeping industry in the US!

Tour by owner was fantastic. My husband rated it as one of our best while in Columbus, informative... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2015
Pammycationlover
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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
Ready to Whet your Whistle?

Very interesting tour! They are a bit persnickety about making sure there is a minimum number of... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
kOps210
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Farmington, Michigan
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America's last remaining whistle factory.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible0%
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“factory” (14 reviews)
“corporation” (2 reviews)
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6540 Huntley Rd, Columbus, OH 43229-1087
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Reviewed 25 August 2015

Tour by owner was fantastic. My husband rated it as one of our best while in Columbus, informative and humorous. As a mechanical engineer he loved visiting. Owner actually gave us some tips on making our visti to the area even more special. Great for...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Very interesting tour! They are a bit persnickety about making sure there is a minimum number of people to take a tour, so you definitely need to call ahead first. We enjoyed the tour and the owner is very animated and funny. He interacts well...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2015

I am going to be honest, when I got there I said...."This is it?" BUT, the tour was AMAZING so do not judge a book by its cover. This is a small working factory with less than 10 employees. The whole place is smaller than...More

3  Thank Dondi31
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Reviewed 14 June 2015

Stopped by the American Whistle Corp. in hopes of checking out the facility via a tour. Disappointed that all tours are at the mercy of groups only. Needless to say my wife and I were cordially turned away. Bummer! So if you're planning a visit...More

2  Thank BuckeyeBob44471
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Kids liked it much more than I thought ! Easy in, inexpensive ($4) relatively quick (30 minutes), and a free whistle at the end. Plus, the owner of the company, who gives the tour with a speaker, has some really interesting, and really funny lines....More

2  Thank Cruiser187
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Brief tour - 45 mins or so; the owner who did it gave a tour that managed to be fun for kids AND extremely informative (if you're listening carefully) about a wide range of business topics - competitive advantage, price differentiation, economies of scale, avoidance...More

5  Thank pghdadoftwo
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Somewhat interesting but those children under 8 seemed to get very bored. The whistle given at the end of the tour was a nice memento.

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Reviewed 26 July 2013

Today I took my summer camp to tour the Whistle Factory. The owner himself gave the tour and spent most of the time bragging about himself and the company instead of telling us how whistles are made. Pretty sure the "free whistle" you get at...More

2  Thank Lauren P
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

My daughter's school toured here years ago and found it interesting and fun. They make whistles for important events and have some in their museum part. You can also tour the factor, or could back then. Their whistles were top notch and a good safety...More

Thank Barbara B
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

We stumbled upon the American Whistle Factory tour when thumbing through a visitor's guide of the area. We decided it was something out of the ordinary to do and it sounded like fun. We called and arranged to be added to another group tour since...More

1  Thank liberty112
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Amanda B
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The factory lobby is open during normal business hours, Monday through Friday and they welcome walk-in customers. It is not much of an "attraction to see" without doing the tour, but there is a display case where purchases... More
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