Columbus Itinerary: Made in CBUS

Activities, History & Heritage, Midwestern US Itinerary

The Columbus Itinerary at a Glance

Ever wonder how the ball gets inside a whistle or how the filling gets inside chocolates? Find out the answers on a special behind-the-scenes tour designed to reveal the tricks of “how did they do that” while exploring everything that is “Made in CBUS” on this Columbus itinerary for group travelers.

4 Unique Experiences on This Trip

  • The Kitchen
  • Penn & Beech Candle Co.
  • Igloo Letterpress
  • American Whistle Corporation

Duration: 3 Days

Available: Year-round

This Itinerary is Ideal For: Adults over 21

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Lunch: With help from master chefs at The Kitchen, create an Italian lunch party. Prepare a complete meal, and when the table is set, dig in!

Afternoon: Explore the shop at Krema Nut Company, where nuts have been hand-roasted and made into peanut butter for over 100 years. Then, take a lesson in how essential oils are blended to create custom scents at Glenn Avenue Soap Company. Weigh, blend and pour the ingredients for your own beer soap crafted with local brew.

Evening: Spend the evening in Old Worthington. Pick from dozens of scents and hand-pour a Penn & Beech Candle Co. candle. Craft your own card at Igloo Letterpress on an antique, hand-operated press. Wind down during dinner at the historic Worthington Inn or the modern tavern at The Whitney House.

Day 2

Morning: Learn how chocolates are made at world-famous, family-owned Anthony-Thomas Candy Company. Then watch a solid chunk of wood become a baseball bat. Meet the maker of bats for the pros at Phoenix Bat Company and take home your own engraved mini bat.

Lunch: The best in Amish cooking shows how “comfort food” got its name. Savor a family-style buffet at Der Dutchman.

Afternoon: The American Whistle Corporation, America’s only metal whistle manufacturer, reveals how these legendary whistles are made. Then, travel back in time at Ohio History Center’s interactive 1950s: Building the American Dream exhibit.

Igloo Letterpress Columbus itinerary

Igloo Letterpress

Evening: Head out on a Columbus Food Adventures Brewery District Walking Tour, or discover the intricacies of vodka, gin or bourbon making at Watershed Distillery. Afterwards, enjoy unparalleled views of the Columbus skyline with dinner at The Boat House at Confluence Park. Or explore the city’s great neighborhoods – like the Short North Arts District or German Village – for a memorable dinner on your own.

Day 3

Morning: Begin the day discovering the charm and history of Columbus on a SegAway Tour or Columbus City Tour.

Lunch: Before heading home, make a stop at Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies, a retro ̓50s pinup-themed bakery, famous for delivering all-natural, gourmet treats made from scratch, including their delicious whoopie pies.

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