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American Whistle Corp.

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Address: 6540 Huntley Rd, Columbus, OH 43229-1087
Phone Number: +1 614-846-2918
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America's last remaining whistle factory.

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Neat little side trip !

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2014
Cruiser187
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Struthers, Ohio, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 call ahead and check with them before you go. You will more than likely be... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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. Adults learned, kids had fun !

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 of outsourcing, automation, branding, marketing, and so on. Yes, he was an unabashed capitalist, but... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank SandiRide
Groveport, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles 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 then end of the tour are all defect whistles as several of my campers whistles... More 

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1 Thank Lauren P
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 feature for women walking alone.

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liberty112
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 there were only 2 of us. The customer service was amazing as we were called... More 

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Chandler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

This is an excellent tour of a whistle manufacturing plant. The only metal whistle factory in the United State. The guide was extremely informative and gave great information on the tour, as well as answering questions. We were with a group of first graders and she was very good with them and answered all their questions and was very patient... More 

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Thank Zespy
Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

It was a wide-open factory, small in size, that was operating while we had our guided tour. Learned a lot and was amazed to discover it was the only metal whistle factory in the USA. I proudly purchased and wear the t-shirt stating just that!

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

Not at all good for younger kids...my son had questions, and the man who conducted the tour wasn't patient or kind with him. It was blazing hot in there (we went in the summer). I was fairly bored. wouldn't recommend.

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